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University Ridge redevelopment passes unanimously at Greenville Co. Council

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University Ridge redevelopment project renderings. (Source: Foster + Partners) University Ridge redevelopment project renderings. (Source: Foster + Partners)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A plan to redevelop University Ridge passed Greenville County Council unanimously on Tuesday.

The plan involves tearing down current county offices, including the Health Department and DMV, selling most of the land, and then building a brand-new County Square Complex along University Ridge and Church Street.

The new complex will be 250,000 square feet.

           View a slideshow of the renderings here.

The council says the proposed plan makes financial sense.

“The good thing is what we're projecting is that the building will not cost us anything because as we sell the land and we sell the things, then that money will pay for the building to be erected so there will be no tax increase,” said Council Vice Chairman Willis Meadows.

Tuesday was the ordinance’s third and final reading.

Meadows said the construction probably won't start for another year, and nothing will be demolished until the new building is built.

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