Accomplishing a “high priority” goal of some local officials — as well as numerous downtown business owners and renters — parking in Greenville’s downtown district is about to get a little easier.
Last week, construction began on the $1.3 million bond project pursued by the Greenville Downtown Development Authority, which will concentrate heavily on upgrading much of the infrastructure downtown.
One meeting after the Greenville Downtown Development Authority failed to reach a quorum for its first meeting of the year, its members successfully came together to conduct business one week later.
During a special meeting on Monday, six members of the nine-member DDA met at Greenville City Hall. Convening for their annual organizational meeting, members of the DDA elected their officer positions for 2023.
The days of spending months discussing small-cost figures for items such as hanging baskets and flower beds appear to be behind the Greenville Downtown Development Authority.
Moving forward, with a renewed healthy flow of annual revenue and all bond debts paid off, members of the DDA are now placing their sights on bigger — and more expensive — improvement projects in the historic downtown district.
Following a discussion that began in earnest seven months ago, city officials received their first in-depth look at what updating this community’s historic downtown district might entail.
During Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority, Roger Ferworn, president of AE Tech Design in Kalamazoo, provided a presentation on a technical feasibility study he was commissioned to generate by the DDA in January.
Groundbreaking was held recently on a $650,000 project aimed at revitalizing William Toan Park, a riverside park in Portland’s historic downtown area.
The Portland Downtown Development Authority (DDA) broke ground on a project that includes relocation of more modern playground equipment already in the park, replacement of outdated equipment, a new splash pad, shaded seating, a river overlook, a community fireplace, sidewalk connectors and landscaping improvements.
Members of the Greenville City Council approved several measures that city officials are hopeful will benefit the community during a regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening held via Zoom.
With the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) having approved its proposed 2021-2022 fiscal year budget earlier this month, members of the council approved the budget in a unanimous vote with Councilman Larry Moss absent.
Serving as the agency that oversees much of what makes up the historic downtown district, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is now likely to take on a new responsibility — overseeing portions of city’s first social district.
During Tuesday’s meeting of the DDA held via Zoom, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic provided an update on the city’s pursuit of creating a new social district, which is to be located within the boundaries of the city’s downtown district.