Greenwood Mayor to Detail Next Revitalization Effort

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Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers is set to unveil Thursday the next phase of the city's efforts to revitalize its downtown. The city says the announcement, which will be made during the mayor's State of the City address, will include redevelopment of one of Greenwood's oldest parks.

The city says the plan will address walkability, connectivity, green space and community gathering places. Greenwood has made a large effort to boost its downtown, including a $1.5 million project to renovate and restore the facades of more than two dozen buildings.

Much of the city's revitalization efforts were spelled out in June with a list of $21 million worth of planned capital and road construction projects. They include the recently-completed purchase of the current Greenwood Middle School property in the city's downtown, which will soon be vacated, for future development.

Myers is scheduled to give his State of the City address at 12:00 p.m. Thursday at the Valle Vista Golf and Conference Center in Greenwood.

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