A 200-unit development may be coming to the Prisma HealthSwamp Rabbit Trail. Riverside, a four-story multifamily property, has been proposed for the water tower district. Here’s what we know:
Rendering by Housing Studio
The 8.29-acre site at 1430 Hampton Ave. Ext.(between Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery + Birds Fly South) is next to the Reedy River. Woodfield Investments plans to purchase the property from current owners, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, once rezoning is approved.
Woodfield Investments is a Charlotte-based developer with several other projects in Greenville including The Greene(watch our virtual tour of the complex here) and .408 Jackson(the proposed development of the Shoeless Joe Jackson museum site). The Riverside development will include studio and 1-3 bedroom units, common areas + standard amenities. Rental rates are expected to average $1,100-$2,100.
Rendering by Housing Studio
County Council is scheduled to have a second reading of the proposal to rezone the property’s current industrial designation on Aug. 20. If approved, construction is expected to begin by the end of the year with the first units ready by Nov. 2020. We’ll keep you updated as we know more on the project.
Theatre ○ Boy | Aug. 13-14 | 8 p.m. | Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee St. | $12+ | Proud Mary Theatre Company, an LGBTQ+ organization, presents the premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler. Health ○ Health Information Management Info Session| 6-8 p.m. | Greenville Technical College, 2522 Locust Hill Rd., Taylors | Free, RSVP here | Learn more about a career in the health information management (HIM) profession + the education to get you there. 💉
TryThis ○ Succs for You: Succulent Garden Party | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Stomping Grounds Coffee House and Wine Bar, 208 Trade St, Greer | $30 | Make your own succulent garden to take home. 🌿 ○ Old Cigar Warehouse Venue Showcase | 4-7 p.m. | The Old Cigar Warehouse, 912 S Main St. | Free, RSVP here | Enjoy complimentary bites, a wine tasting, photographer portfolios, floral design, entertainment, coordinators + much more. 🥂
Arts ○ Photography Series: Photo Critique Session| 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Greenville County Library, Fountain Inn Branch, 311 N Main St., Fountain Inn | Free, call (864) 862-2576 to register | The final installment of a three part series led by award-winning photographer Ron Urso. 📸
Learn ○ Drawing in Spanish: Drawing Verbs| 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Greenville County Library, Berea Branch, 111 N Highway 25 Bypass | Free, call (864) 246-1695 to register | Supplement your basic Spanish language communication skills with visual learning techniques.
This year’s 10-acre design is “Celebrates 50 Years of the Moon Walk” – featuring 12 hidden checkpoints and moon walk themedtrivia questions. If you’ve been to Denver Downs and left smiling ear-to-ear(get it?) you can vote for their corn maze here now through Aug. 26. 🌽
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Weather ○ 96º | Mostly Sunny | 20%chance of rain
Civic ○ In a meeting last week regarding the $1 billion County Square redevelopment project, Mayor Knox White discussed the inclusion of affordable housing – calling it “non-negotiable.” According to the Greenville News, under the current master plan as many as 1,500 apartments could be built. (Greenville News) ○ The case of Matthew Yarbrough, the 9-year-old who was found safe after going missing from Camp Greenville last week, is being studied by officials. They’re interviewing Matthew + studying what he says, using the case as a learning opportunity for future rescues. (FOX Carolina)
Edu ○ The back-to-school countdown is on (1 week for our Greenville County students). Will your kids have a new principal this year? Meet the new faces at 15 district elementary, middle + high schools. 🍎 (Greenville News)
Development ○ Developer Matt McPheely is planning to turn a 40,000 square-foot space in the Poe Mill community(at the corner of Buncombe Rd. and Shaw St.) into a community gathering place called Chapel. Plans for the space include a restaurant, event space, outdoor area + modern office space. McPheely hopes to incorporate opportunities for local residents with job training or vocational classes. (Greenville News)
Tech ○ If you see an increased presence from the fire department now through the fall, don’t worry – Greenville County Emergency Management is just testing out a new radio system. Firefighters are conducting field strength assessments before they can join the Palmetto 800 system. 🚒 (FOX Carolina)
Dish ○ The first Gratefull GVLcommunity potluck is coming to Greenville on Nov. 25. Fifty 8-foot tables will be set up on Greenville’s Main Street with no requirements to attend + no cost to eat. Project Host will be a partner and beneficiary, with funds going towards programs like the soup kitchen and culinary program. Local restaurants like Table 301 Restaurant Group will also contribute. (Greenville News)
Trending ○ Regal Cinemas has announced that they will be launching an unlimited movie subscription called Regal Unlimited. Both Regal theaters in Greenville (Cherrydale + Magnolia Park) will offer the Regal Unlimited Plus option – $21 per month to watch standard format movies at 400+ theaters nationwide. Learn more about conditions and how to sign-up here. 🎬 (Greenville News)
Finance ○ Pro-finance-tip: Greenville Federal Credit Union offers 100% free traditional checking accounts, with no hidden fees, no minimum balance + no per-check charges. 💰Ⓟ
Health ○ The City of Belton(~40 minutes from Greenville) released new information on Monday regarding elevated levels of lead that were found in drinking water. Six of the 40 homes sampled in June showed elevated levels. Officials said they will continue to sample lead + copper in the drinking water every six months. (WYFF 4)
Announced ○ Ben Folds is coming to the Peace Center on Oct. 27. Folds’ latest album, So There, reached No. 1 on the Billboard classical + classical crossover charts. Tickets for his performance, Ben Folds And A Piano, will go on sale to the public Fri., Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.
Closing ○ Pain Management Associates will be closing all 10 of its locations by the end of the month. The pain clinic company has offices across the Upstate + it is expected that the closure will affect ~23,000 patients. The company is attributing the closure to financial challenges. (Greenville News)
FeaturedJob ○ Looking to volunteer? Piedmont SCORE is searching for an Administrative Guru to join their team. Learn more here. Ⓟ
Owners Franny + Jeff Tacy of Franny’s Distribution | photo provided
Franny’s Distribution (Franny’s Farmacy franchise dispensaries across S.C./N.C. + wholesale/e-commerce) is looking for investors for their growing business in the exploding CBD industry.
Owners Franny + Jeff Tacy have achieved ~$385K rev in the business’ first five months. Their first OPO (online public offering) campaignraised $107K in one week, and there’s still time to invest in the second round (already raised $140,000+ of their $400,000 goal). Investment starts at $296. Ⓟ