Council approves $19.2M for capital improvements

Parks are the big winners in the proposed capital improvement plan for the budget year that starts in July.

Salvation Army rezoning a step closer to approval

The Salvation Army said changing the zoning for the land at the corner of Stall and Stratham streets was needed to provide more living space in its shelter.

Greenville County Council votes to repeal supermajority rule for tax, fee hikes

It was a stinging defeat for fee opponents, and followed unusually acrimonious debate.

McDaniel Avenue speed relief could be on its way

Sometimes residents of McDaniel Avenue feel like they live next to a drag strip as cars roar past at speeds up to twice the posted limit. But they could soon get some relief as the Greenville City Council plans to include $100,000 in its 2017-18 capital improvement plan budget for traffic-calming measures on the busy cut-through to downtown from Augusta Street.

Commercial banker Matt Cotner to challenge Lillian Brock Flemming

Lillian Brock Flemming has held the Greenville City Council District 2 seat since 1981, but this election the Democrat has at least one challenger, Republican Matt Cotner.

City Council candidates tout experience to Alta Vista residents

Filing for the three Greenville City council seats that will be up for grabs hadn’t ended yet, but that didn’t stop five candidates from starting to campaign at the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association’s meeting Tuesday night.

Filing opens for Greenville municipal elections today at noon

Anybody interested in running for three Greenville City Council seats that are up for grabs this fall may officially put their hat in the ring today beginning at noon.

Parks are big winners in Greenville’s proposed capital improvement plan

Parks — from the city’s new signature park west of downtown to neighborhood parks scattered throughout the city to the venerable Cleveland Park — would be the big winners in Greenville’s proposed capital improvement plan for next year.

Would your kids like to ride a train to the GVL Zoo?

Modern Greenville has a history of bold ideas and even bolder solutions. When Greenville leaders were trying to lure the Hyatt to Main Street to help give a dying downtown life in the 1970s, it took a bold idea to seal the deal. Under a complicated public-private financial partnership, the city owned the hotel atrium, […]

City unveils new downtown development guidelines

Greenville’s current downtown design guidelines were written in 2000, before development exploded beyond its traditional Main Street core into the West End and West Greenville, which have their own building character. That explosion has produced conflict between growth and preserving downtown’s historic character. This week, the city will unveil its new design guidelines. The proposed guidelines, […]

Proposed pension fix, business license fee revisions could cost Greenville millions

A proposed fix to the state’s pension system and a new business license bill under consideration by the South Carolina legislature could cost Greenville millions of dollars and could force significant job and service cuts, a tax increase or a significant business license fee increase, or a combination of the three.

N. Main area residents shocked by new bail bonds biz on Stone

When East Park Historic Association President Vanessa Peterson saw a banner advertising a bail bonds office on East Stone Avenue, she was shocked.
Aladdin Bail Bonds, which claims to be the largest bail bond company in the United States with more than 50 locations in several western states, plans to open an office at 205 East Stone Ave. The area is zoned C-2, a local commercial district that allows bail bonds offices by right, something that came as a surprise to residents.

Council candidate Brasington led fight to stop downtown Walmart

Greenville City Council District 4 candidate Wil Brasington said he would bring a fresh prospective without sacrificing experience on the most pressing issues facing the city.

Sudduth: City must strike a balance between downtown, neighborhood needs

Investment in downtown has fueled Greenville’s growth, but Councilman David Sudduth said the city must balance that with the needs of its neighborhoods to maintain the city’s quality of life. Sudduth officially announced he would seek re-election to the District 4 seat he’s held since 2005. District 4 encompasses the southeastern part of the city that includes Augusta Road, Parkins Mill, the TD Convention Center, the downtown airport and the Clemson University- International Center for Automotive Research.

Greenville’s new west side City Park takes a step forward

Greenville City Council members on Monday signaled their intent to issue revenue bonds that will be repaid with hospitality tax revenue to pay for City Park.