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Pitt County Arts Council to unveil Emerald Loop project

Published: Jun. 4, 2021 at 7:54 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The city of Greenville is transforming its city center through the arts.

The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery is unveiling the Emerald Loop project. The project is a roadmap around the Uptown area connecting Greenville’s cultural gems and public art displays.

Emerald Loop project will connect Greenville's cultural gems.
Emerald Loop project will connect Greenville's cultural gems.(Pitt County Arts Council)

The project is expected to be completed over the course of five years. The timeline is as follows:

  • Year one: Gateway Street Paving Treatment (Evans St. & Reade Circle Intersection), RFQ for Lighting Standards and Specs for the Emerald Loop
  • Year two: Lighting of Municipal and Stakeholder Buildings, Gateway Street Paving Treatment (5th & Pitt, Evans & 5th., and E. 5th & Reade and Culvert Connector Crosswalk), 10th Street Underpass Murals, Potential Relocation of a Venue for Black Creatives & African American Trail, Planning for Emerald Loop Trolley, Planning for Trolley Signs and Shelters
  • Year three & four: Emerald Loop Trolley, Signs, and Shelters, Gateway Light Poles and Underpass Lighting, Planning for Five Points Plaza
  • Year five: Five Points Plaza with integrated iconic sculpture and other art elements
The Emerald Loop project will include a trolley.
The Emerald Loop project will include a trolley.(The Pitt County Arts Council)

There will also be an Emerald Loop trolley that people can ride on to see and enjoy all of the artwork.

To learn more about the project and view the full vision plan, click here.

The Pitt County Arts Council and the City of Greenville are applying for the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant for $75,000, and have already received $30,000 from the North Carolina Arts Council.

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