Complex could face Church Street
Greenville County officials are moving closer to a county government complex on the 30-acre tract where County Square is now located. County Council members set aside $20,000 in the 2015-16 budget and $40,000 in 2016-17 budget for the project. The county now needs to hire an architect, said council chairman Bob Taylor.
A multistory county government office building would use about 5 acres of the site, most likely located near Church Street where Cobb Tire is now located. The remainder of the site will be sold for development and fund construction of the county office building, he said.
Taylor said county officials wanted to leave the best views and properties for developers. Whether one developer or several will develop the site is not yet decided, he added. The county may solicit proposals from developers for the site, he said. No timeline is in place for the architectural work, said Taylor.