County Council Passes University Ridge redevelopment

Construction is scheduled within the next 12 to 18 months.

Ed Jenson
May 16, 2018 - 8:44 am

A plan to redevelop University Ridge passed Greenville County Council unanimously on Tuesday.

The plan involves tearing down current county offices, including the Health Department and DMV, selling most of the land, and then building a brand-new County Square Complex along University Ridge and Church Street.

Construction is scheduled to move forward within the next 12 to 18 months.

The first phase of the project includes building a new county building expected to cost roughly $60 million.

The second phase includes development of commercial, residential and recreational areas.

A three-person county board made up of Councilmen Butch Kirven and Bob Taylor along with  County Administrator Joe Kernell will approve construction projects, and that board, the so-called "Public Facilities Corporation," will also control all land transfers. 

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