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Partners Invest $13 Million in Affordable, Workforce and Senior Housing

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Representatives of Greenville Housing Fund (GHF), the City of Greenville, and Truist Bank gathered at Unity Park for a $13.4 million ceremonial check presentation and celebration of 147 units of affordable senior housing coming soon at Southernside Senior...

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

“These resources have catapulted me to a higher level than I thought I would be”

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Filled with anticipation, Roslyn Porter and her son eagerly prepare to settle into their new home dedicated as "Ginny's House," which holds the promise of a bright future for both of them.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

"IT FEELS LIKE A LOT FOR OUR FAMILY TO HAVE ITS OWN HOME."

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Maria Huerta is looking forward to having a new home, a place where her family can build memories.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

"I FEEL LIKE I’M IN A DREAM RIGHT NOW, I HAVE TO CHECK MYSELF TO MAKE SURE I’M HERE."

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Yvonne Oneal found safe, affordable housing as a resident of Renaissance Park senior housing apartments.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

"THE CITY OF GREENVILLE HAS A GREAT PROGRAM. YOU JUST HAVE TO GET IN TOUCH."

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First-time homeowner Joi Phillips said the down-payment assistance program helped her seal the deal on her new home.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

"I’M AMAZED BY EVERYONE’S HARD WORK, STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THIS ACTUALLY MY HOUSE."

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Christina Milagria (right) celebrated with family, friends and Habitat volunteers at the wall raising for her Habitat for Humanity home.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

"I JUST REALLY CAN'T EXPRESS IT... I'M JUST SO BLESSED"

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Lonnie Hudgens was overjoyed to move into her new affordable rental home with her grandsons.

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Exploring the City's Black History via Bus

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City Councilor Lillian Flemming and longtime Nicholtown resident Sylvia Palmer take residents on two inaugural Black history bus tours in February. The women share their personal stories about growing up Black in Greenville, giving riders a first-person v...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Sharing Greenville's Black History

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Join us as we travel to Broad Street to learn about a former hub of Black business, to Nicholtown to see unmarked graves of former slaves, to Sterling High for a trip down memory lane, and to the archives of the Upcountry History Museum.

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Wetland Overlooks Dedicated to Parents of Sandy and Robert Delapp

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Family, friends, Unity Park donors and city officials gathered at the BMW Reedy River Wetlands Preserve at Unity Park to dedicate wetland overlooks to Patricia Owens Smith and Robert Earl DeLapp, junior. 

Mayor Knox White celebrated the DeLapp fam...

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Application Open for Summer Firefighter Training Program

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This free, eight-week program trains high school juniors and seniors to become certified firefighters!

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Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 14, 2021

Public Meeting on Road Safety Set for Feb. 29

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The City of Greenville will present its draft Vision Zero Action Plan on Thursday, February 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Prisma Health Welcome Center at Unity Park. The meeting will be a drop-in style format, with no formal presentation.

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Public Meeting: Augusta Street Roadway Improvements

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The City of Greenville will host a public meeting on Tuesday, February 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church (2310 Augusta Street) to provide an update on Phase II of the Augusta Street Improvement Project. The meeting will begin with ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

City Seeks Volunteers

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Event season is just around the corner! The City of Greenville is seeking event volunteers for weekly downtown concerts, festivals and events. You can choose your role and volunteer as an individual or part of a group.

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Community Development Notice of Funding Availability

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Community Development is accepting proposals from qualified organizations for 2024 – 2025 for the Community Development Block Grant program, the HOME Investment Partnership program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDs (HOPWA) funding.

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Proposed Changes to Update the City Floodplain Acreage

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City engineers are proposing revisions to city flood zones to better protect property and keep residents safe.

The changes come as the result of a comprehensive, city-wide flood study completed in 2019. "This is better information, which allows us to ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

The Tree Plan

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A critical component of the Unity Park Master Plan is the Tree Management Plan, which addresses how the river restoration project and construction of the park will impact the trees located on the site and outlines the City’s plan to mitigate that impact. ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

The Site Plan

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For the environmental engineers designing Unity Park, it’s what you won’t see that brings them the biggest sense of accomplishment. 

Designers are creating a state-of-the-art drainage system to reduce floodwaters in the park and surrounding neighb...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Airline Adds Five New Non-Stop Routes to Greenville

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It just got easier to get to Greenville. 

Two City Council members celebrated with Breeze Airways leadership today as they announced nonstop service from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Los Angeles, Orlando, Tampa, Hartford and Providence, startin...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Council Selects Leadership for Economic Development Board

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City Council welcomed its first board of directors for the Greenville City Economic Development Corp. (GCEDC) at its formal meeting on January 22. The group’s background includes a diverse mix of economic development sectors – from rea...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

Cherrydale Area Petitioned for Annexation

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Property owners at Cherrydale Point and the surrounding area have filed a petition for annexation into the City of Greenville. The annexation requires a public hearing and two readings before City Council. The annexation would include the City's first Ing...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Council Approves Pedestrian and Road Safety Projects

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City Council approved a list of projects to be funded by a $20 million state budget allocation for “Public Space Upgrades and Safety Improvements” in the City of Greenville.  

The projects, focused mainly on pedestrian and traffic safety, will add...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Partners Invest $13 Million in Affordable, Workforce and Senior Housing

Mayor Knox White and Bryan Brown of the Greenville Housing Fund

Representatives of Greenville Housing Fund (GHF), the City of Greenville, and Truist Bank gathered at Unity Park for a $13.4 million ceremonial check presentation and celebration of 147 units of affordable senior housing coming soon at Southernside Senior...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Construction on Mayberry Field to Begin in 2024

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Neighborhood residents, donors, elected officials and guests joined the City of Greenville in Unity Park on Tuesday in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the restoration of historic Mayberry Park.

“From the first time we heard the story of Mayberry Park and i...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Apartment Complex Purchased for Affordable Housing

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The Greenville Housing Fund (GHF) has purchased Century Plaza Apartments, formerly known as The Ivy, a 212-unit complex on Century Drive in the Overbrook neighborhood. It is GHF’s largest financial transaction to date. The $31 million acquisition was faci...

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Brooks' Playground: A Play Space for All

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Cleveland Park will host a playground specifically designed for special needs children.

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Council Approves Spending Priorities for Tree Fund

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The City’s “Open Space Fund,” now topping $1.1 million, will grow and preserve Greenville’s tree canopy.

City Council received an update on the fund, which has grown rapidly since the Landscape and Tree Preservation Ordinance was established in 2021. The n...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

City Council Names New City Manager

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Former Assistant City Manager and Planning Director, Shannon Lavrin is Greenville’s new City Manager. Lavrin was sworn in during the Formal Meeting of City Council Monday evening and assumes the role immediately.

“We are proud to have a seamless transition...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

COUNCIL APPROVES NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

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Greenville City Council approved the creation of a new economic development arm. The Greenville City Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) will be a 501(c)3 with its own board of directors and the ability to raise private funding, much like other econo...

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

City Introduces Homeless Court

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The City of Greenville is implementing a Homeless Court. It’s a free voluntary diversion program designed to help people experiencing homelessness exit the criminal justice system with little-to-no impact on their record.

Instead of trial being held in a t...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Airline Adds Five New Non-Stop Routes to Greenville

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It just got easier to get to Greenville. 

Two City Council members celebrated with Breeze Airways leadership today as they announced nonstop service from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Los Angeles, Orlando, Tampa, Hartford and Providence, startin...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

College Campus Fire Safety

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College students should take a few minutes to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Use these tips from the National Fire Protection Association to stay safe this school year.

  • Look for fully sprinklered housing when choosing a dorm or off-c...
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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke Alarms

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The recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms & Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke & Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. Only alarms with t...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Request A Free Smoke Alarm

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City residents can request a smoke alarm check. If your alarm is not working, it will be replaced at no charge to you.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Fire Department Holds International Accreditation

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The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). GCFD is one of only 250 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Cen...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

About Greenlink Transit

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Welcome to Greenlink, your link to public transportation in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Paratransit Information

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Greenville Area Paratransit (GAP) service provides for disabled individuals who are unable to ride Greenlink's fixed route buses.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Schedules

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Find out more about the hours of operation and the routes for the Greenlink Transit system.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Passenger Orientation

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Greenlink offers new customers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with our vehicles and boarding procedures.

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City Awarded Silver Palmetto for Inclusion Work

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The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) announced the City of Greenville as its 2023 winner of the agency’s Silver Palmetto Award.

“We are fortunate because the City of Greenville has consistently been ahead of the curve by d...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Brooks' Playground

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The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department presented the Brooks' Playground project to City Council on Oct. 23, 2023, and aims to have the city's first inclusive playground open in 2024. Play pieces designed for ages six months to 13+ years will create ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

BMW Manufacturing makes largest private donation to date to Unity Park in Greenville

The Greenville News reported on BMW Manufacturing's $1.25 million donation to restore and preserve wetlands at Unity Park.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Greenville Dedicates Unity Park Plaza to the Late Community Activist Lila Mae Brock

Greenville Business Magazine reported on the dedication of a statue and plaza to honor Lila Mae Brock's legacy at Unity Park.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Spero Financial donates $250K to Unity Park’s Mary F. Duckett Plaza

Greenville Journal reported on Spero Financial's $250,000 to sponsor a plaza at the center of Unity Park. It will be named in honor of Southernside community leader Mary Duckett.

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Greenville city leaders donate nearly 6 acres of land near Unity Park for affordable housing

The City of Greenville will soon have more affordable housing options near Unity Park after city council voted to donate nearly six acres of property to the Greenville Housing Fund.

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Greenville donates land worth $8 million for affordable housing near Unity Park

The city of Greenville has donated land valued at $8 million near Unity Park to be dedicated to affordable, workforce and senior-citizen housing.

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Unity Park, Greenville’s largest civic project in decades, prepped for its biggest steps

The Unity Park project moves forward despite a slowing of economic growth activity caused by the global pandemic.

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

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