Morgan Square Enhancement Plan

Morgan Square Our Square

Morgan Square Design Concept

Guided by a select steering committee of local leaders, downtown stakeholders, and area residents and representing the culmination of nine months of sustained public outreach and engagement, this design for the future of Morgan Square provides an opportunity to maximize the space's potential as Downtown Spartanburg's premier public gathering space.

Enhancements include permanent pedestrianizing the sections of W Main and Dunbar streets along the square, creating festival streets that will both increase the functional size of Morgan Square and create a cohesive feel across the entire space. Additionally, an enlarged performance lawn at the square's eastern end will have adjacent public restrooms and a staffed visitor kiosk, and a new stage orientation will allow upwards of 800 audience members to enjoy performances and will continue to serve as the home of longtime City events, such as Music on Main. 

Other highlights include lounging terraces, a programmable water feature, bench swings, and an outdoor dining zone for adjacent restaurants, and a 70 percent increase in Morgan Square's total green space. 

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Morgan Square Enhancement Committee


  • Halsey Cook, CEO Milliken & Co., Committee Chair
  • John Bauknight
  • Jamar Brown, City Planning Commissioner
  • William Gray, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects
  • Brenda Lee Pryce
  • Tori James LeRoy, Co-owner Two Doors Down clothing store
  • Manning Lynch, Spartanburg County Council Chair, Ex Officio
  • Jack McBride, Founder, and Chairman, Contec, Inc.
  • Raj Patel, Co-owner Cribbs Restaurant & Main St. Pub
  • Alex Powell, Johnson Development
  • Jerome Rice, Jr., Spartanburg Mayor, Ex Officio
  • Lauren Rogers, City Design Review Board Member
  • Betsy Teter, Founder Hub City Press


This ad hoc committee was established by Spartanburg City Council on July 25, 2022, to guide a design and public input process for physical enhancements to Morgan Square in Downtown Spartanburg in order to meet the changing needs of the City’s residents, business owners, and visitors.

Upon completion of its work, the Morgan Square Enhancement Committee approved a final design which was presented to City Council on August 28, 2023.