What will the future hold for Cleveland Park? These conceptual plans could provide clues
What if the confluence of the Reedy River and Richland Creek became the heart of Cleveland Park, a place that has a naturally graded amphitheater, swings, and overlooks? What if Cleveland Park Drive was realigned and became the park’s main thoroughfare? What about a mountain bike skills course, river overlooks or a whimsical playground? Those are some of the ideas included in three concepts presented by local landscape architecture and urban design firm MKSK to members of the city’s Cleveland Park advisory committee.
Work has begun to integrate Cleveland Park Stables property into park
After neighborhood residents successfully fought a rezoning request that would have allowed construction of up to 40 high-end apartments on the Cleveland Park Stables property on Woodland Way six years ago, Greenville resident Jill Cox bought the property and donated it to the city as an extension of Cleveland Park. Work has begin to integrate that land into Cleveland Park.
With planned trail extension and sewer expansion looming, some say it’s time for a Laurens Road master plan
Two things about to happen in the Laurens Road corridor — an expansion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail from Cleveland Park to Verdae and the completion of a sewer line serving the former Department of Motor Vehicles site and the surrounding area — are expected to lead to explosive growth in that area of the city.