With a new idea on how to set aside millions in tax dollars, the vision for a redeveloped downtown Greenwood, including renovations for the current city hall and bike lanes on the streets, is getting closer to happening.
The city wants to add bike lanes to Main Street and Madison Avenue and widen sidewalks and roads to make old town Greenwood more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Widened sidewalks could allow businesses to place tables and chairs outside for dining and would make the area more wheelchair-accessible, Greenwood community development services director Mark Richards said.
But the area is low on space, which is a major hangup for redevelopment, he said. The fix: Redirect traffic and make some east-west streets one way, freeing up roadway to become sidewalk space or bike lanes.