WORK IS UNDERWAY IN THE HEART OF GREENEVILLE…AIM ED AT GETTING MORE PEOPLE DOWNTOWN. DEPOT STREET IS AT THE CENTER OF THOSE PLANS. GREENEVILLE’S MAYOR SAYS A TEAM EFFORT IS INSPIRING BIG GOALS. JORDAN MOORE TRAVELED TO OUR GREENEVILLE NEWSROOM — WHERE SHE GOT A FIRST HAND LOOK AT WHAT THE TOWN HOPES TO ACCOMPLISH. LL INTRO- AS IT SITS RIGHT NOW, THE PROJECT FOCUSES ON JUST A FEW BLOCKS OF DEPOT STREET BUT I’M TOLD THE OVERALL GOAL IS TO BRING MORE PEOPLE TO DOWNTOWN GREENEVILLE. “WE DON’T WANT A COMMUNITY WHERE YOU’VE HEARD PEOPLE SAY YOU JUST ROLL UP THE SIDEWALKS AFTER 5 O’CLOCK AND NOTHING IS GOING ON, WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT.” AND GREENEVILLE MAYOR, W-T DANIELS SAYS THE DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE IS WORKING TO ACCOMPLISH THAT — FROM THE NEW CAMPUS AT WALTERS STATE TO IMPROVEMENTS AT THE CAPITOL THEATER BUT THERE’S MORE TO DO— “NAT CRINKLE PAPER.” PROJECT MANAGER AT VAUGHN AND MELTON, RANDY DAVENNPORT SAYS IT STARTS WITH DEPOT STREET “ONE OF THE COMPONENTS OF HAVING A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN IS HAVING PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC, PEOPLE ACTUALLY WALKING THE SIDEWALKS, ” AND THE WAY THEY PLAN TO DO THAT? “WIDEN, AND MAKE THE SIDEWALKS MUCH MORE ATTRACTIVE THEN THEY ARE NOW…WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT ARE SIDEWALKS, THAT WILL BE ANYWHERE FROM 16 TO 12 FEET WIDE…FOR INSTANCE A RESTAURANT, SIT OUTSIDE TABLES, OUTSIDE DINING, FURNITURE, BENCHES…” ANOTHER FOCAL POINT, AND SOMETHING SPEICAL TO THIS PROJECT WILL BE THE MOST NOTICABLE, AFTER THE SUN SETS…. “WE’RE ALSO LOOKING AT SOME SPECIALTY LIGHTING THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE SUSPENDED ABOVE THE STREET WHICH WOULD PROVIDE A ROOM FEEL, WITH THAT BEING THE ROOF OF THE ROOM SO TO SPEAK, I THINK IT WILL BE VERY UNIQUE TO GREENEVILLE.” “THIS PROJECT IS THE TOWN’S WAY OF SHOWING THE PUBLIC THAT THEY ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO DOING SOMETHING WITH THE DOWNTOWN AREA.” LL TAG- AND WHILE THE PROJECT IS IN IT’S PRELIMINARY PHASE I’M TOLD CONSTRUCTION COULD BEGIN, BY THE END OF THIS YEAR REPORTING IN THE GREENEVILLE NEWSROOM, JORDAN MOORE NEWSCHANNEL 11 IN YOUR CORNER…