From left, Greenwood City Councilors Johnny Williams and Kenn Wiltshire vote on an ordinance during Monday night's regular meeting.
(Chris Trainor | Index-Journal)
From left, Greenwood City Councilors Johnny Williams and Kenn Wiltshire vote on an ordinance during Monday night's regular meeting. (Chris Trainor | Index-Journal)
Greenwood City Council approved first reading Monday on an ordinance that would add more than $600,000 to the 2014 hospitality tax budget.
Included in that sum is funding for what would be the first phase of the long-in-development Uptown Market project.
The ordinance was discussed at Monday night’s regular council meeting. In all, there are four different items that would be added to the 2014 hospitality tax budget.
Perhaps foremost among those is $325,000 that would be used to construct a parking lot on Edgefield Street. The parking lot would replace the mud-and-gravel space that currently is referred to as the “jury parking lot.”
As proposed, the new parking lot would have nearly 80 paved parking spaces, curbing, decorative lamps and much more. The parking lot project is considered the first of three phases in the proposed $2.8 million Uptown Market project.


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