Here’s a recap of the March 8 Greenville City Council meeting:
Approved: Amur leopard, Primate Row exhibit improvements
City Council approved an ordinance appropriating $175,000 to construct a new holding facility for the Amur leopards and to make improvements to the zoo’s Primate Row.
According to the ordinance, the Greenville Zoo Foundation was awarded a $75,000 grant from Greenville Women Giving to build a new leopard den. The foundation contributed $50,000 of its own funds for the project and another $50,000 for improvements to Primate Row.
The city awarded the contract to Mavin Construction for the sum of $300,686.
The remaining funds will come from existing funds within the Greenville Zoo’s accounts, according to the ordinance.
Approved: Traffic analysis for South Downtown Master Plan
City Council also gave final approval to appropriate $164,360 for traffic analysis and infrastructure assessment as part of the South Downtown Master Plan — an area bounded by Augusta and Church streets that includes the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood.
The city “desires to better understand future traffic impacts, the overall state of the infrastructure in this redevelopment area and how best to make connections throughout the neighborhood,” the ordinance states.
HDR Inc., a Nebraska-based engineering firm, has been selected as the consultant for the project.