New plaza in West Greenville to serve as community gathering place

The plaza will be designed to make an inviting space for everyday activities.   File photo

A new public plaza is under construction in West Greenville, between the Anchorage and Community Journals and will serve as an outdoor gathering place.

“The village of West Greenville is fortunate to have an eclectic mix of small businesses, ranging from artist studios to restaurants, as well as a very active business association,” City Development Coordinator Tracy Ramseur said. “They host a variety of free community events, like VILLive concerts and monthly First Fridays, that bring hundreds of people to the village’s epicenter and the new plaza will serve as the ideal backdrop for those special events.”

Ramseur also said the plaza will be designed to make an inviting space for everyday activities as well, while making the area more walkable.

Construction has already begun on the plaza and should be completed by mid-October. It will feature raised planters, strands of lights from rooftop to rooftop and cast iron light poles donated by local businessman Richard Heusel. 

The Greater Greenville Association of Realtors also offered a $3,000 grant to finance a large “Village of West Greenville” sign for the plaza.

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