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Mobile Tour 2: Livin’, Workin’ and Playin’ in Downtown Greenville!

Monday, August 12, 2019  
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Economic Redevelopment in Downtown Greenville: How Governments, Businesses,
and Private Citizens Have Worked Together aka Downtown Walking Tour

News stories today claim that the secret is out about the City of Greenville, SC as a top destination to live, work and play. However, as recently as the 1990s, the Downtown was languishing. How did the City turn itself around, and how has this growth been guided to yield the vibrant place it is today? Take a tour of Downtown Greenville with Mary Douglas Hirsch, Real Estate Development Manager with the City of Greenville and Barry Nocks, professor emeritus at Clemson and former chair of the City’s Planning Commission and Design review Board, to learn about how Greenville has thrived and what it takes to keep that energy channeled in the right direction without losing sense of place. This mobile workshop will explore a variety of public-private partnerships stemming from the late 1970s/early 1980s through present, including the Hyatt/Greenville Commons, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, West End Market, RiverPlace, Falls Park and other mixed-use developments.

Cost: $25/person, includes 1 bottle of water per person
Capacity: 25 people

Be sure to select this tour when registering for the Annual Conference.  And, hurry, it's sure to fill up quickly!

For a complete list of mobile tours being offered at #ACSP2019, click here.


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