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City leaders ready to push forward parking deck and office building

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City leaders in Greenville are ready to move forward with a brand new parking deck.

City council members got an update on the project Monday night.

If approved, the parking deck would be built on the corner of Cotanche and 4th streets. There is currently a city owned public parking lot there.

The parking deck would be a four story, 256-space structure.

City leaders estimate the project will cost about 3.8 million dollars. The city hopes it will bring in revenue through leased and metered spots.

The parking deck has had overwhelming support , but another proposed improvement project could slow things down.

The city is considering building a multi-story office building next to the parking deck, but on the Evans St. side. 

City planners are taking bids for contractors on both projects at the same time, but as separate deals.

The problem that could delay the deck is limited space. Economic Development Manger Carl Rees says construction crews would need the lot where the parking deck would go empty, in order to build the office building.

Otherwise they would have to shut down Evans in order to build the building.

Several City Council members made it clear that their main priority is the parking deck, but will have to decide if both projects will go through.

The contractor bids are due to the city on April 19th. City Council will then decide how to move forward in May. If both projects go through, groundbreaking is expected in October.

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