downtown wifi

Greenville DDA moves forward with pursuing feasibility study for potential downtown infrastructure project

From free wireless internet to a permanent outdoor speaker system and more, a new study will eventually reveal if city officials want to move forward with several improvements in this community’s historic downtown district.

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority, the nine-member board voted 5-1, with Lee Hawes opposed, Mandy Lum and Dave Ralph absent and Linda Huckleberry unable to vote due to attending the meeting remotely, to have a technical feasibility study performed to help determine a proposed cost for a potential infrastructure project on Lafayette Street.

Greenville DDA continues downtown WiFi discussion

Members will entertain pursuing a feasibility study for project in January 

In continuing to explore the possibility of offering free wireless internet to visitors of the city’s historic downtown district, members of the Greenville Downtown Development Authority are nearly ready to take the first step. 

Last month, Roger Ferworn, president of AE Tech Design in Kalamazoo, delivered a presentation on the benefits of installing fiber optic lines downtown, as such a project is one of several identified as an option to pursue as part of the DDA’s tax increment financing plan, which outlines how the organization should spend its revenues that are collected through various tax authorities. 

Greenville DDA hears presentation about free WiFi

As the Greenville Downtown Development Authority prepares to move forward with downtown improvement projects, it took its first step in going beyond the point of discussion this week. 

Greenville City Manager George Bosanic brought in a guest presenter Tuesday to bring members of the DDA up to speed regarding information on potential technology upgrades to the downtown district.