Apr 112013


By Michael Abramowitz

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Greenville City Council will hear recommendations concerning parking in the East Carolina University area during its 7 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.

The University Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (UNRI) Committee at its March 19 meeting approved recommendations to the council to develop backyard parking standards for the overlay district and to make on-street parking within the overlay district controlled access for residents only.

The UNRI Committee was appointed by council following the establishment of the neighborhood revitalization initiative and overlay district. Objectives were to establish a temporary citizen working group for up to 12 months, pursue funding sources to establish favorable terms and low-interest loans and grants for revitalization of properties in the overlay district, pursue a parking permit plan for the overlay district, launch an active community watch program, and attach unpaid code violation fees to property tax bills of property owners.

Also scheduled for consideration and possible action will be a resolution to close a portion of Seventh Street between Evans and Cotanche streets. The city no longer will receive Powell Bill Funds for these street sections upon adoption of the resolution.

The property owners are in the design phase of a redevelopment project for the area from Reade Circle south to Eighth Street and from Evans Street east to Cotanche Street. City staff anticipates the property will be developed as a mixed use of commercial, residential apartments and a parking deck.

Several requests for zoning change ordinances also will be considered by the council. People who wish to speak before the council should arrive before the meeting begins and register at the door.

Speaking time will be limited to three minutes.

Contact Michael Abramowitz at mabramowitz@reflector.com or 252- 329-9571.

via The Daily Reflector.


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