Fluor Corporation has given $10,000 to the city of Greenville to help fund the Lila Mae Brock Plaza in Unity Park, which is scheduled to open in spring 2022.
The plaza, which is named in honor of a beloved leader of the Southernside neighborhood who dedicated her life to feeding the hungry and helping the underserved in the community, will include a statue of Brock by Greenville artist Charlie Pate, surrounded by a garden and seating.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help honor Lila Mae Brock’s legacy,” said Annette Allen, senior vice president of global execution for Fluor and general manager of the Greenville office. “She is intrinsically woven into Greenville’s history and truly did her part to help transform the world around her, which is what Fluor strives to do each day. The impact of Unity Park as a whole will undoubtedly become an important piece of Greenville’s legacy, and we’re extremely honored to be part of the project.”
Crews are expected to begin construction of the plaza on the corner of West Washington and Hudson streets across from the U.S. Post Office near the entrance to Greenville’s Unity Park in summer 2021.