The new 55 E. Camperdown Way office building as originally proposed would have detracted from our river vista and removed for all time the trees that conspicuously form a natural green connection between people on Main Street and the park. It is the city’s desire to preserve this link by buying the site, enlarging the footprint of Falls Park and (in the words of Harriet Wyche) our “oasis in the heart of the city.”
You won’t find the names of Paul Guy and Brett Brocato on the ballot, but they’re running for Greenville County sheriff and South Carolina House District 22, respectively, as write-in candidates.
For an example of how a city can use Tax Increment Financing districts to encourage revitalization in certain areas, look no further than Greenville.
The proudest, and scariest, moment for a new business is switching on the “open” sign and putting the sandwich board out on the street to let the world know you’re there. However, if you’re starting a business in Greenville County, you’re going to need a few new government permits for that, if the county Sign Ordinance Study Committee gets its way.
County Square, the county’s government headquarters in an old mall on University Ridge that is adjacent to the West End and less than two miles from the heart of downtown, could become a multi-county industrial park. But that doesn’t mean a big industrial plant will go on the land that has drawn interest from national and local developers.
The city of Greenville has reached an agreement with 20 other cities regarding the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a new buzz term that refers to the idea of equipping everyday objects with sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity so they can collect, send and receive data, thus “talking” to each other and to people. The objects that can be interconnected this way go far beyond computers and cell phones to include vehicles, buildings, factory machinery, jet engines, virtually anything.
City of Greenville engineers have announced their opposition to a proposed — and very controversial — Chick-fil-A drive-thru on Augusta Street. The department of engineering is not in favor of granting the restaurant a special exception to the city’s zoning laws.
Greenville County is preparing to house more than 400 animals that tag along with their owners as they evacuate the South Carolina coast, which is going to be impacted by Hurricane Matthew later this week.
A lot has changed in Greenville since the city’s downtown design guidelines were written in 2000. Just like fashion that sometimes thankfully cycles out of popularity and something cooler takes it place, there are new trends in uses and aesthetics of downtown development.
On Tuesday, Greenville County Council released its rights to 28 acres of undeveloped land just off Pine Knoll Drive. Now, the land is being sold to House of Raeford Farms, according to a Greenville County official with knowledge of the project.
The Greenville County Planning Commission unanimously approved a subdivision called Copperleaf on Wednesday afternoon despite opposition.
Shopping centers where restaurants exceed 25 percent of available floor space will have to have more off-street parking if they are adjacent to residential neighborhoods under new regulations that received initial approval from the Greenville City Council Monday night.
Three of the six Greenville County School Board seats up for election in November — now filled by Debi Bush, Danna Rohleder and Kenneth Baxter — will be contested.
S.C. Rep. Mike Burns (Rep-District 17) says members of the Greenville County legislative delegation who oppose Greenville Health System’s restructuring plan are “talking with the state department of revenue.”