CPW awarded $500,000 grant for planned 70-acre Global Commerce Park

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, July 24, 2017

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CPW awarded $500,000 grant for planned 70-acre Global Commerce Park
A $500,000 grant has been awarded to the Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) to extend sewer service to a planned $50 million commercial and industrial development – Global Commerce Park – near I-85 and Brockman McClimon Road.

The sewer extension will also support future service to Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP) Airport’s proposed 1,200 acre, mixed used developments.

Construction on the sewer extension is expected to begin in June 2018.

A timeline for construction on the 70-acre Global Commerce Park near I-85 has not been announced but plans call for industrial distribution and light manufacturing on the property with 850,000 square feet of multiple tenant buildings

The project application titled “Bent Creek Sewer Extension” with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), is geared towards improving communities and promoting economic development, specifically Global Commerce Park.

“We are pleased to have been awarded this grant money to improve Greer and expand on our coverage area,” said Mark Harvey CPW Planning and Engineering Manager.

The $500,000 grant will be combined with CPW impact fee reserves to fund construction of 6,600 feet of underground gravity sewer piping, according to CPW. The new line will tie into existing piping near Highway 14 just south of I-85 and extend west to Brockman McClimon Road, near the planned location for Global Commerce Park in Spartanburg County.

“The Greer Commission of Public Works’ efforts to expand sewer infrastructure is vital to the growth of Greer,” said Reno Deaton, Executive Director of the Greer Development Corporation. “By effectively leveraging grant dollars … Greer CPW makes it possible to attract world class companies that will create new, high paying jobs in Greer.”





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