APA North Carolina Chapter


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. 



Merrill Flood

1987 ECU graduate of the Urban and Regional Planning planning program with a B.S. Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. 1995 Completed the Municipal Administration Course at the UNC School of Government 1987-1988 worked in the Town of Garner as a Planner I handling land use and land use ... Read More

Misun Hur

Misun Hur is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at East Carolina University. She holds a Ph.D in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University with a human and environment emphasis; a master's degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University ... Read More

Lisa Kirby, PE, CFM

Lisa Kirby, PE, CFM has been a licensed engineer in the state of NC for 13 years and a Certified Floodplain Manager for 6 years. Ms. Kirby began with the City of Greenville in 2003 and is currently a Senior Engineer for the Public Works Department. Responsibilities include Stormwater Management ... Read More

Gary Fenton

Since 2007, Gary Fenton has served as Director of Recreation and Parks in Greenville, NC. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Mr. Fenton's career has also included public parks and recreation positions in OH and VA. Prior to coming to Greenville, he served as Director of Professional Services at ... Read More

Contact Info

James Rhodes, james.rhodes@pittcountync.gov