APA-NC Section 5 Workshop
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Greenville, NC, United States
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The workshop contained three sessions with topics appealing to planners with various interests.
1. East Carolina University Master Plan Development
Merrill Flood, Director of Millennial Campus Planning and Local Government Affairs
The presentation discussed the activities, ideas and steps leading to the establishing of the East Carolina University Innovation and Research Campus, also known as the Millennial Campus. It covered the relationships to early planning efforts, partnerships and the proposed outcomes. The discussion identified the areas identified as a Millennial Campus, and the projected and intended assets to be developed at each of the 6 locations. Finally, the presentation focused on the connection of the overall planning efforts for both the University and City of Greenville.
2. East Carolina University's Proposed On-line Master's Degree in Planning
Misun Hur, Director, East Carolina University Urban and Regional Planning Program
The presentation centered on the proposed on-line Master's Degree program in Planning at East Carolina University. Information shared included existing bachelor's and master's degree programs in the United States; hiring criteria in the field of Planning; and the demand for the two proposed concentrations in Coastal Planning and Community Development.
3. Greenville Town Common Master Plan and Town Creek Culvert Stormwater Project
Lisa Kirby, PE, CFM, City of Greenville and Gary Fenton, Director of Recreation and Parks, City of Greenville
This session focused on the history and evolution of the Town Common, Greenville’s “central park;” what it was, is and will be. Attendees learned about the neighborhood that once sat where the park is today, the land’s early transition into a riverside park, and the future that is envisioned for this acreage as a result of the Tar River Legacy Plan and Town Common Master Plan. A discussion on the planning and funding obstacles for the Town Creek Culvert was presented. In addition, the presentation detailed the need for infrastructure improvements necessary to support the development in Uptown Greenville specific to the planning, design and construction of the City’s largest capital project to date, Town Creek Culvert. A discussion on the planning and funding obstacles for the Town Creek Culvert wa presented. A tour of both the park and storm water project was provided.
Lisa Kirby, PE, CFM
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