Johnston Design Group welcomes everyone to public charrette for Newtown community

A view of the Newtown master planning area in Greenville.

As architects committed to social justice and economic equity, we work with local stakeholders to bring new vitality and social enterprise to marginalized neighborhoods. Tuesday, April 26, we start the public charrette for our work in Greenville’s Newtown Community.

The charrette begins at Mountain View Baptist Church, at 111 Cagle Street in Greenville, and the opening session will run from 5-7PM. We’re working with the Parish House CDC, including Rev. Stacey Mills, Mountain View Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor, and look forward to a good turnout. This will be an opportunity for landowners, developers, congregation members and local residents to share what they’d like to see in the Newtown community.

Three representatives from Johnston Design Group — Byron Jefferies, Kristen Sullivan and Luke Perry — will guide the charrette’s opening session. They’ll be looking for ideas and suggestions to help shape a new master plan. The charrette continues with all-day design sessions on Thursday and Friday, and wraps on Saturday afternoon with a members-only meeting of the Mountain View Baptist Church.

“When we work with underserved communities, listening is a big part of the job,” said Byron Jefferies, Architectural Designer at Johnston Design Group. “We want to help create new hope and economic opportunity, and that starts with involving community stakeholders in the planning stage.”

We hope you can join us for the opening session and some of the other sessions on Thursday and Friday!

WSPA has published a complete charrette agenda here:
https://www.wspa.com/news/local-news/public-input-sought-for-newtown-community-in-greenville/

You can also visit the Parish House CDC website for more information and to sign up to participate:
https://www.parishhousecdc.org/

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