The dream of a downtown parking deck achieved a long-sought breakthrough Monday night when the Greenville City Council unanimously approved a plan to build a four-story car park at the corner of Cotanche and Fourth streets.
The city still must bid and award the project to a contractor, but advocates and elected leaders hailed Monday’s vote as a historic move that paved a clear path for Greenville to lure new development, retail and shoppers to downtown.
The 120-by-190-foot garage — to be housed in the frequently underused city-owned Moseley Lot — will provide 256 spaces, cost $3.8 million, take six months to construct and generate more than $175,000 in annual revenue for the city, Greenville Economic Development Officer Carl Rees said.
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