Upstate Headlines: Village of West Greenville Kicks off Master Plan

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of May 26, 2014.

Village of West Greenville Kicks off Master Plan- A group in the Village of West Greenville got the first glimpse of the West Greenville Streetscape Master Plan last week. The Village’s business association saw the proposed first phase of improvements to the area of Pendleton Street where arts-based groups and other businesses have been repopulating several empty commercial spaces…

Conestee Dog Park construction to Begin– On the books for several years, the city’s newest pet amenity at Lake Conestee Nature Park is finally set to begin construction- while the existing dog park at Cleveland Park is set to be closed. The City of Greenville’s Park and Recreation Department held a public meeting at Hughes Main Library Tuesday to inform the community of the new dog park…

Duke Natural Gas Plan to Add 500 Jobs in Anderson County– Duke Energy’s Plans to build and operate a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle plant at the existing Lee Steam Station site in Anderson County are officially moving ahead, the Charlotte-based utility announced last week. ..

NEXT Boosted by $250k SCDOC Grant– The Greenville Chamber’s NEXT entrepreneurial development program won a $250,000 matching grant from the SC Department of Commerce (SCDOC), increasing its budget by more than 160 percent…

Gated Community Planned for River Reserve– Construction has begun on The Enclave at River Reserve. Located just off Interstates 185 and 85 and Highway 153 and across the street from the large master-planned community of Acadia in Powdersville, the new, 56-homesite gated community will have walking trails; wooded, private backyards; and riverfront lots along the Saluda River…

Green Grow the Rooftops– The green in Greenville is heading to the rooftops. With a half-acre of unobstructed roof space, the downtown building located at 2 N. Main St., at the corner of East Washington Street (the Former Windstream building), is planned as the first urban rooftop farm in South Carolina…