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.

City council candidate Russell Stall: GVL at a crossroads

Greenville City Council candidate Russell Stall is not a proponent of stopping growth. He is a proponent of deliberate and intentional growth.

City Council candidate DeWorken is pro-business but aims to protect neighborhoods from “commercial creep”

Greenville City Council candidate John DeWorken’s list of the top issues facing the city are similar to those of other candidates ­– growth, traffic, and preserving neighborhoods. But DeWorken said his experience as a Greenville businessman, president of the North Main Community Association, and as vice chairman of the Greenville Transit Authority Board would allow him to bring a different set of skills to City Council.

City Council to consider resolution for City Park funding

Greenville City Council is expected to soon consider a resolution that would commit $2 million a year for construction of City Park, the city’s signature park on the west side.

Council approves more affordable housing funding, changes police review board

Council has approved changing the name of the Commission on Fire and Police Practices to better reflect the board’s mission. The new name will be the Public Safety Citizen Review Board.