GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – City Council has approved the funds to be used to move the current Greenville Public Works operations and create a new multi-use park for the city.
Mayor Knox White says the planning and project is very similar to the tearing down of Camperdown Bridge to resurrect Falls Park.
$18 million of the project will come from the city’s general fund, but roughly $7 million will come from the Storm Water program.
Greenville says this money is surplus that has accumulated over the past decade, and will not impact and current projects or future ones. The decision will also not affect them in case of emergencies, because the fund for storm water was not wiped out from this project.
The Greenville Public Works building and over 200 employees will move to Fairforest Road. A groundbreaking will happen within the month and construction will last around 17 months.
The city says the public works building has some areas in disrepair because of being in a flood zone, which is more appropriate for a park.
They will need roughly a million and a half dollars to rehab the existing land into the park. The city says they can use accommodations tax money to help fund it.