A critical component of the Unity Park Master Plan is the Tree Management Plan, which addresses how the river restoration project and construction of the park will impact the trees located on the site and outlines the City’s plan to mitigate that impact.
Council members approved the Unity Park budget and sale of hospitality tax bonds for the 60-acre project on Greenville’s West Side. The bond transaction must be closed by April 16 to capitalize on extraordinarily good interest rates, twenty-year fixed at 1.71 percent. The bonds have no pre-payment penalty, allowing the City a measure of flexibility to terminate the project if conditions require such an action.
Greenville's vision for Unity Park is progressing with dirt moving, businesses opening and millions of dollars raised to transform 65 acres of a flood-prone former dumping ground into a civic crown jewel. As the year comes to a close that saw public works finally demolished to clear the way for the park, the city has provided a comprehensive update on what has been accomplished so far and what to expect in the coming weeks and months. (The Greenville News)