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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Council hears 2023 Crime Statistics report

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City Council heard an overview of the city’s 2023 crime statistics report from Police Department leadership at their meeting on Monday. 

Deputy Chief, Jennifer Kindall led Council through the report’s data, showing a slight inc...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

City of Spartanburg Welcomes Pierre Brewton as New Fire Chief

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The City of Spartanburg is pleased to announce the selection of Pierre Brewton as the new Chief of the Spartanburg Fire Department, following an extensive and competitive national search. The comprehensive selection process was facilitated by Developmenta...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Council hears update on Downtown Transportation Plan

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At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council heard an update on a new transportation plan for Downtown Spartanburg. Currently in development with the assistance of consultants, Toole Design, Spartanburg Area Transportation Study (SPATS) and the So...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Discussing a programming approach for Morgan Square with Dan Biederman of BRV

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With a redesign plan for Morgan Square poised to be taken up by City Council in the coming months, one question many may have is how the space can attract more visitors on a regular basis. Long a focal point for some of Downtown Spartanburg's mos...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Discussing the history of Spartanburg City Hall

Spartanburg City Hall

First opening its doors in April of 1961, Spartanburg City Hall will soon be no more, making way for the construction of a new joint municipal government facility to be shared by the City of Spartanburg and Spartanburg County.

As the City says its final fa...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

City Council approves Juneteenth holiday in final meeting held at City Hall

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When Spartanburg City Hall first opened its doors in April of 1961, the building included segregated restrooms and jail facilities, and the City was more than two decades away from swearing in its first Black City Council member. In their last meeting in ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

City Council members, new Municipal Court Judge sworn in during first 2024 Council meeting

Spartanburg City Council 01-09-24

City Council members Meghan Smith, Rob Rain, and Ruth Littlejohn were sworn in for new terms representing districts 1, 2, and 3 respectively at Council's first meeting of 2024 on Monday. 

Council members Meghan Smith and Rob Rain were bot...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Discussing the new Morgan Square design

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On the heels of the recent Council update on the City’s plan to enhance Morgan Square, we recently sat down with representatives from the design firm responsible for creating the square’s new design, Brenda Diaz-Flores and Darren Meyer...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

City Council hears update on Morgan Square enhancements

City Council 12-11-23

Spartanburg City Council heard an update on plans to enhance Morgan Square at their City Council meeting on Monday, their last meeting of 2023. City Manager Chris Story said he anticipates a phased construction for the project, with the City planning to f...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

City Council approves development agreement for former Coca-Cola facility

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Spartanburg City Council voted unanimously at their meeting on Monday to approve a development agreement with Palmetto Operating Company, LLC for the redevelopment of the former Coca-Cola distribution center at 500 W Main St., which has been vacant since ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

City Council approves Duncan Park trail improvements

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Spartanburg City Council unanimously approved a slate of improvements for Duncan Park, as well as the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail and Mary H. Wright Greenway, at their meeting on Monday. 

Following a framework for spending the City’...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

City Council approves contract to remove invasive species from Duncan Park

Spartanburg City Council meeting October 9 2023

At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council gave unanimous approval to a contract with Roebuck Wholesale Nursery & Landscaping, LLC for $157,875 to remove invasive plant species from Duncan Park. The work is expected to take approximately 90 ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Spartanburg City Council approves deal for largest development in city history

Spartanburg City Council meeting 09-25-23

"This is, in my judgement, a very exciting day," City Manager Chris Story said as he opened his presentation of a proposed deal with Johnson Development Associates (JDA) for the largest economic development project in the city's history...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

City Council hears update on voter education efforts

City Council 09-11-23

City Council received updates on efforts to educate residents on our local voting system and recent redistricting information at their meeting on Monday. Deputy City Manager Mitch Kennedy, Director of Spartanburg County Voter Registration & Elections ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Getting to know new Assistant City Manager, Kevin Limehouse

Kevin Limehouse

Recently, we welcomed new Assistant City Manager, Kevin Limehouse to the City’s leadership team. In a move designed to grow the City's leadership capacity, Limehouse's emphasis will be on innovation and operational efficiency, ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

City Council approves new comprehensive plan

City Council 8-14-23

Spartanburg City Council gave their unanimous approval to a new citywide Comprehensive Plan at their meeting on Monday, capping off a process to create the plan which began in 2019. Mandated by the state every 10 years, the plan will serve as a guide for ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

Assistant City Manager Kevin Limehouse joins City of Spartanburg leadership team

Kevin Limehouse

The City of Spartanburg announces the addition of Kevin Limehouse to the City’s leadership team, serving in the role of Assistant City Manager. Limehouse joins City Manager Chris Story and Mitch Kennedy who has been promoted to Deputy City Manag...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Discussing the 2023 fiscal year budget with City Manager, Chris Story

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It's the most important statement of values for any government, and for the City of Spartanburg, the 2023-2024 annual budget is about investing in our city's future. With the largest outlay of capital expenditures in recent memory and a ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

City Council approves annexation for new mixed use development

Spartanburg City Council meeting, July 10, 2023

A new mixed use development featuring 86 townhomes and a restaurant space will be coming to a nine acre site along N Church Street after City Council voted to approve an annexation agreement for the property at their meeting on Monday. Located near Sparta...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

New River Birch trail extension to feature 'Creativitrees' public art installation

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Another important piece of "The Dan" trail system is ready for its official ribbon cutting, as a new segment of the River Birth trail celebrates its opening on Thursday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m. (Parking for event attendees will be available at Bell...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

City Council approves upcoming budget, development agreement for former Pepsi site

City Council meeting, June 12, 2023

Spartanburg City Council voted 6-0 to approve the upcoming fiscal year 2023-2024 budget at their meeting on Monday. Mayor Jerome Rice was absent from the meeting. The $51 million operating budget includes no tax increases, but does include an increase to ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Next steps in bringing minor league baseball back to Spartanburg

Future minor league stadium development site

Local baseball fans were so excited last month with the announcement that the Down East Wood Ducks would be moving to Spartanburg from their current home in Kinston, NC that they could practically smell the hot dogs. Once here, the team will play its game...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful takes on litter, beautification in Spartanburg

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It's never hard to find folks willing too share their opinions about litter, and thankfully for those of us in Spartanburg, it's also not hard to find folks willing to put their time and energy into combatting it. Thanks to the work of K...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

New stadium, $250 million development mark new phase for Downtown Spartanburg growth

Future minor league stadium development site

tipping point noun : the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place 

With new stadium and quarter-billion-dollar Grain District development announcement, ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

City Boards and Commissions offer residents an opportunity to serve

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One of the most overlooked ways a civic-minded Spartanburg resident can choose to get involved in shaping the future of our city is by serving on one of our City Boards and Commissions. Maybe you're a local architect interested in helping to ensu...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Urban tree health and the future of Morgan Square's canopy

Morgan Square Community Workshop

If you've had the opportunity to view the three preliminary design options for the enhancement of Morgan Square, you've likely noticed that all of the proposals include an abundant amount of tree canopy. Owing to feedback from residents ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

City Council hears overview of upcoming fiscal year budget

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City Council heard their first update on the upcoming fiscal year 2023-2024 budget at their meeting on Monday. Describing his presentation as a "verbal preview for the numbers that are forthcoming," City Manager Chris Story walked Council throug...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Residents turn out to get a look at the future of Morgan Square

Arborist Johnathan Simmons interacts with a participant at the City's recent Morgan Square worksh

In the life of a city, some community meetings beckon more than others. Tuesday night’s meeting about Morgan Square, on Morgan Square, was one of those events. 

More than 200 local residents from all walks of life attended the unique out...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Noble Tree Foundation brings expertise, biodiversity to Spartanburg's urban canopy

Noble Tree Foundation with Chinese Pistache tree on Wall Street

If you've walked down Wall Street in Downtown Spartanburg lately, you've likely noticed the new tree plantings installed earlier this year. While you may have admired the new trees and considered the shade they'll one day provid...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Exploring the new City of Spartanburg website

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It's been over 10 years since the last significant update to our website, which is something close to a century in website years, and while the launch of a new municipal government website isn't going to reach many people's thre...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Community Health Awareness Day at Dr. T.K. Gregg Community Center, April 22

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It began as a way to bring people in Spartanburg together and removing barriers to health care access, and after a hiatus of several years, Spartanburg's Community Health Awareness day is back this year and coming to the Dr. T.K. Gregg Community ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

City Council votes to table comprehensive plan until revisions made

City Council meeting screenshot, April 10, 2023

At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council voted 6-0 to table approval of the updated citywide comprehensive plan until revisions incorporating more public feedback can be made and until a more detailed implementation strategy can be included. C...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Hello Family releases first annual report

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It's been a little more than a year since Hello Family—a unique collection of support systems for young children and their families—began operations in Spartanburg, and the capacity-building approach the initiative has brought...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

City Council approves first reading of new districts map

At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council unanimously approved first reading of a new City Council districts map that will solidify new boundaries for the next decade. Mandated every 10 years to reflect new Federal Census data, the City&apo...

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Posted on: March 31, 2023

City Council hears update on pilot program to allow non-motorized boating on Duncan Park Lake

Spartanburg City Council heard an update on the planning process for potential improvements to Duncan Park at their meeting on Monday. PAL: Play Advocate Live Well Executive Director Laura Ringo and City Parks and Recreation Director Kim Moultrie walked C...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Week Humanitarian Award presented to former Denny’s CEO

The City of Spartanburg’s 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Week Humanitarian Award was presented to former Denny’s Chief Executive Officer John C. Miller and former Spartanburg Mayors James Talley, Bill Barnet, and Junie White. P...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

City Council approves rezoning for redevelopment of historic Coca-Cola building

The former Coca-Cola distribution center at 500 W Main Street is on its way to renewal after Spartanburg City Council unanimously approved a measure to rezone the property at their meeting Monday night. Plans call for converting the facility into mixed us...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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