Artists designing the Woolworth Walkway will present their design concepts at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday at the courtroom of the Gettys Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill. The public is invited to review the designs and provide comments.
The walkway will connect an existing city-owned parking lot to a planned four-story, 37-unit apartment building fronting Main Street. Construction on the downtown apartments will begin later this year and is projected to finish in the first half of 2016.
The apartment building, which will include a first-floor commercial tenant, is a $3.7-million investment by Lat Purser & Associates of Charlotte and The Tuttle Co. of Rock Hill.
Work on the civil rights walkway could be done at the same time as the apartments. Groundworks Studio of Charlotte and Juan Logan of Belmont, N.C. are developing designs for the walk that focus on the historic, moral and aspirational aspects of civil rights movement and current social justice issues.