City Council Updates - February 11, 2019

Washington West 

Last night, City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of five City-owned parcels totaling .8 acre along West Washington Street for redevelopment. Plans for the property include a mixed-use development with 5,000 square feet of office space, 16 affordable housing units and community green space. Proceeds from the sale will be used to improve Antley Street, complete on-site improvements and provide down payment assistance to buyers purchasing the residential and commercial units. 

Pendleton Street Rezoning

City Council approved an ordinance to rezone portions of Pendleton Street, North Memminger Street, South Calhoun Street and South Academy Street. Initiated by City staff, the rezoning was the result of a request from the West End Neighborhood Association to evaluate the existing zoning and recommend changes to encourage more mixed-use and neighborhood-friendly development.

Pendleton Street (from South Main Street to Academy Street) will be rezoned to RDV (Redevelopment District), while Academy Street (from Pendleton Street to Markley Street) will include RDV, RM-2 (Single Family and Multi-Family Residential) and C-2 (Local Commercial) districts.  

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 

Through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the United Way of Greenville County provides free in-person income tax assistance for individuals and families with a household income of $60,000 or less. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-866-892-9211.  

Additionally, through a partnership between the United Way and H&R Block, taxpayers with a household income of $66,000 or less can prepare and file their own taxes for free online at 

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Greenville Financial Empowerment Centers 

Financial empowerment counselors are now available in satellite offices throughout Greenville County to assist residents with financial goals such as debt reduction, savings plans, credit building and setting up checking/savings accounts. This service delivers free one-on-one counseling at seven locations throughout the county. 

To schedule an appointment online, visit Appointments can also be made over the phone at 864-467-7503. 

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