Greenville Drive owner Craig Brown and wife, Vicki, recently announced a contribution to Greenville's Unity Park. The gift will help restore and preserve the Mayberry Park, which was built in 1927 for the African-American residents of the Southernside neighborhood.
Greenville’s new Unity Park recently received $1 million from The Michelin Corporate Foundation to aid in protecting and restoring part of the Reedy River.
A large painting of Abraham Jonas Whittenberg — the namesake of A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering — will hang in one of the school's hallways by a timeline of the school's history.
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 city's new multimillion-dollar park west of downtown will be called Unity Park.
The Greenville City Council will consider committing $2 million of the city's fund balance to help increase the amount of affordable housing in the city.