Downtown Greenville has been one of my favorite places. Perhaps because I grew up on Pettigru before the majority of the homes converted to commercial.
REWA or Renewable Water Resources is planning a $46 million project to dig a 1.3 mile long tunnel 100 feet undergroundfor a new sewer line from Cleveland Park to Hudson St. Construction is expected to start in January.
CANCER SURVIVORS PARK
Work has been ongoing on this park and it is expected to be complete by the end of 2017. This park connects Cleveland Park to Falls Park, There will be an education center, a children’s garden, a grotto with benches, a sculpture, a small amphitheater, and a manmade waterfall. The park will connect survivors to programs at all of the major medical centers.
Camperdown is a mixed-use project that has already changed the look of South Main St. The old Greenville News building was demolished, and new buildings should start being contructed by next summer. There will be a new hotel, apartments, retail, office pace, and condos.
The Gateway Project includes contruction of 12 new interchange bridges, the extension of the fourth auxiliary lan on I-85 northbound, the addition of another lane southbound between I-385 and Pelham Road,, widening I-385 from four to six lanes between Butler Road and Roper Mountain Rd, and many other improvements. For the full story and updates go here: http://www.85385gateway.com.
County Square is a former shopping mall that for three decades has housed Greenville County offices. It is 38 acres and is walking distance to Falls Park, Fluor Field, and the Swamp Rabbit Trail, as well as some newcomers to Greenville’s restaurant scene. It is still uncertain what will be built there but there will be a parking garage to replace the spaces that are now used by visitors on the weekend and evening.
GHS SWAMP RABBIT TRAIL EXPANSION
Work has started on the old railroad bed that will become the extension of the popular trail, near Verdae Boulevard, as well as the section that goes to South Pleasantburg Drive. The flyer over bridge over Laurens Rd. has been funded, but it has still not been determined where the bridge will go. There will also be bridges over Haywood Rd, and Verdae Boulevard.
Verdae conitnues to develop. There is a new neighborhood, Bella Grove, near Woodruff Rd, that will have 1-1.5 story cottage-style homes. On Laurens Rd, near Henderson, there will be retail, residential,and a new park and trails. Camperdown Academy also plans to build a new school on the site.
Work has been ongoing on Fairforest Rd, where the new public works facility will be located. In mid-September the department will move, and work on the new signature park on the west side of town will start. This is exctiting news for those who live in that area, and will add acres of parkland to our growing city. Groundbreaking will most likely be in spring 2018.
This is a mixed-use development that will be at Wade Hampton Boulevard and Stone Avenue. Work has begun to re-align the roads. A new Harris Teeter will be part of the development.
Lots of exciting changes comming to our town!