Changes Could be Coming for Columbia's Assembly Street
Plans for Assembly Street
By Colleen Casselton
Mayor Bob Coble has called for a ninety-million dollar reconstruction of a section of Assembly Street for beautification and safety purposes. The plan calls for railroad tracks to be removed from the street, making it easier for pedestrians to cross.
Developers say another option could be to build bridges over the tracks, helping pedestrians get from Main Street to USC's campus.
Developer Jim Prioreschi says they hope the changes will make the area better for pedestrians.
"With the added time of crossing and the wider medium, it gives them a staging area if they dont' have time to cross the whole road. It would make it safer," he explains.
Prioreschi does say that a cheaper beautification plan may be more practical. No definite plans have been set at this time.