Greenville Drive’s Unity Park contribution to restore Mayberry Park

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.

Michelin donates $1 million for Unity Park’s Reedy restoration 

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.J. Whittenberg Elementary unveils memorial plans in honor of namesake

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.

City: Building affordable housing on city-owned property around Unity Park way to fight rising property values, housing costs

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.

Greenville’s newest park, once a place of division, will be a place of unity

The city’s new multimillion-dollar park west of downtown will be called Unity Park.

City Council gives initial approval for $2 million for affordable housing fund

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.