After neighborhood residents successfully fought a rezoning request that would have allowed construction of up to 40 high-end apartments on the Cleveland Park Stables property on Woodland Way six years ago, Greenville resident Jill Cox bought the property and donated it to the city as an extension of Cleveland Park. Work has begin to integrate that land into Cleveland Park.
Arguably the city owns some of the most valuable and developable land in Greenville — 25 acres along the edges to a couple of blocks away from the new Unity Park. The city plans to use that land for new affordable housing to counter rising property values and housing costs around the park and in the surrounding neighborhoods near downtown that some say are squeezing lower income and working class residents out.
‘The stars are aligned’ to move Public Works out of the floodplain – and move in a West Side park