Auro Hotels makes largest donation to Unity Park to date

Auro Hotels announces largest private contribution to Unity Park to date — $500,000 for the park’s pedestrian bridge over the Reedy River.

TEDxGreenville: After a decade of conversation, organizers and participants reflect on its impact

TEDxGreenville has brought ideas worth sharing to Greenville for the last decade. What has been its impact?

Proposed downtown events center could drive new tourism, business to Greenville

A “one-of-a-kind” proposed events center on the banks of the Reedy River…

TD grant will help formulate affordable-housing plan in Unity Park area

As the city inches closer to beginning site work for its planned Unity Park, a planning grant from the TD Charitable Foundation will formulate a plan for affordable housing in the Southernside neighborhood which borders the park.

City could find out by year’s end which roads the state would turn over to it under pilot program

Greenville officials should find out by the end of the year which roads the state will turn over to the city through a new road takeover program.

Innovation district, small pocket parks, taming of major roads could be part of Greenville’s new downtown plan

An innovation district, small pocket parks and taming of the major highways leading into downtown could be part of Greenville’s new downtown master plan.

Greenville leaders call for reauthorization of federal conservation fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was established by Congress in 1964 to support conservation and public recreation projects around the country.

Greenville City Council approves $5M budget surplus plan

Greenville’s city council will spend $4.9 million of its $8 million budget surplus on affordable housing, public transportation, and neighborhood investment.

Greenville City Council postpones search for city manager

Greenville won’t have a new city manager until after the holidays, city…

When it’s all said and done, Unity Park cost could total nearly $73 million

If the city’s ultimate vision for Unity Park is realized, the signature project could have a total price tag of nearly $73 million.
Greenville parking

Proposed parking garage equipment would utilize license plate recognition

The city of Greenville is considering new parking garage equipment that could allow motorists to enter and exit without a paper ticket and pay through license plate recognition. The new system could also allow the city to lease more monthly parking spaces in garages where demand is high.

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.

Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Education Secretary Dick Riley to be honored with sculpture downtown

Former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Education Secretary Dick Riley will be honored for his public leadership and commitment to quality education for all children with a sculpture in downtown Greenville.

SC DOT commissioners approve $10M to pay cities and counties to take over roads; Greenville has interest

Removing the streets from state control would give the city flexibility in streetscaping and road design.

Greenville’s master plan to be updated; RFPs accepted through Jan. 17

Greenville’s downtown master plan is getting an update. Crafted 10 years ago,…