The City of Greenwood is looking to develop a master plan for Carolina Avenue which city leaders say will connect Main Street with the Greenwood Genetic Center.
Council discussed the development of a master plan during their work session Monday. City manager Charlie Barrineau told council the road would be two-lane road based on a design speed of 30 mph. City leaders are hoping to receive support from the state to construct the corridor.
“This project would be great for the City of Greenwood,” said Mayor Welborn Adams. “We have to have a plan to sit down and talk to the senators with if we are going to seek state support. I think this would be very helpful in seeking support.”
Barrineau said local engineering firm Elliot Davis would provide three conceptual renderings for the corridor. The total cost for the preliminary design work would be $43,475. The Foundation for Greater Greenwood County, which is the nonprofit arm of the Greenwood Partnership Alliance, agreed to contribute half the cost of developing the conceptual renderings. The other half would be paid for out of hospitality tax funds which are already budgeted for professional services in the current budget. The Foundation for Greater Greenwood County also funded the city center master plan and the Edgefield corridor master plan.
“(The conceptual renderings) would bring (the project) to reality,” Barrineau said. “Right now we have a line saying we want to connect this to this, but we don’t know, honestly, if it’s realistic.”
Barrineau told council he expected the preliminary designs to be completed in the next three to four months.