Greenville leaders want to revamp riverfront, attract tourists –

GREENVILLE, N.C. – New restaurants, condos and boating access points.   

Greenville city leaders say you could see it all along the Tar River in upcoming years.

"We have this resource right here and it is so beautiful, and yet, there’s not easy access to it," says Gary Fenton, director of Greenville’s Recreation and Parks Dept. 

His department’s plan to revamp the riverfront will kick off with an intensive study of a 7-mile stretch of the river. It will run from the 264 Bypass to the future East Side Park.

They plan to hire a consulting firm this month to analyze existing river conditions and pinpoint ways to improve it. (More)