Enjoying & Preserving Greenville’s Greatest Natural Resource
The Tar River is a great life sustaining element of Eastern North Carolina which is a source of drinking water, natural habitat, recreation and culture. Historically, the River was a source of commerce that provided an essential trade route that ultimately led to the founding of Greenville and other communities along its banks.
The Tar River Legacy Plan will identify comprehensive strategies to improve the City’s relationship to its River while ensuring access to resources for the future.
Core elements of the Plan will include:
- Preserving and enhancing the River and its resources
- Providing neighborhood riverfront access
- Establishing regional connections on the river to adjacent communities
- Programming opportunities to attract local and regional visitors
- Economic analysis of proposed recommendations including funding strategies
The development of this Plan will include an engaging, participatory process to ensure the inclusion of a wide range of perspectives and stakeholders. The first public meeting will be held on March 15, 2014 to introduce the project and preliminary analysis findings. A second public meeting will be held on April 26th to share preliminary design alternatives. In the late spring / early summer a third public meeting will be held to review draft Plan. A final public meeting will be held in mid-summer to present the final Plan document. The project will be complete in early August.