The Dickinson Avenue corridor bisects Greenville's historic tobacco warehouse district, which lies at the edge of the city's Uptown commercial district. This exciting "edge" district has been attracting new investment in recent years. Major future public investments in this district, including the 10th Street Connector project and Dicksinson Avenue road and streetscape improvements, will help to transform it into a major economic node for Greenville.
To maximize the potential of this district, the City commissioned a market-based revitalization study of the Dickinson Avenue corridor, which was comlpeted in December of 2014. The study generated a strategic action plan and urban design framework for Greenville’s former “tobacco district” while analyzing the market potential of this area to support office, technology, institutional and other uses.
Among other recommendations, the study called for a street grid realignment in this district that will be conducive to urban mixed-use redevelopment. The study will help to guide public investments in infrastructure and economic development as well as provide guidelines for historically-appropriate redevelopment and adaptive reuse of historic properties in ways that preserve the character of the area and leverage private investment in this future destination district. The City is looking to facilitate projects that further that vision.