Uptown Greenville could soon
be getting an upgrade.
developer, Community-Smith, unveiled plans this week to turn six downtown Greenville
properties into office and retail space.
Four of the properties
are on 5th Street, one is on Cotanche Street and another is on Dickinson Avenue.
The redevelopment will
likely include up to 4 million dollars in private investment and is expected to
qualify for local, state and federal funds.
Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas
says the idea behind the project is to make the city a more attractive place
for people to live, visit, work and play.
"Not only does it
change the use from a very raw use, to something with great utility, it's going
to mark a change for an area where more people from different walks of life,
from young professionals, business people, and families are going to find this
is going to be a wonderful to come down and this is that change moment we've
been waiting for," said Allen Thomas, Greenville Mayor.
This proposal comes a
little more than a month after another private firm revealed their plans for a
multi-million dollar student apartment complex and new parking deck.
Authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.