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The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) was recently awarded a $500,000 grant to extend sewer service to a planned $50 million commercial and industrial development 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.

The project application titled “Bent Creek Sewer Extension” was a lengthy application process by CPW that started in January of this year with the South Carolina Department of Commerce and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), which is geared towards improving communities and promoting economic development.

“We are pleased to have been awarded this grant money to improve Greer and expand on our coverage area. The new 70-acre Global Commerce Park near I-85 will serve as another gateway to bring more businesses to Greer, said Mark Harvey, Greer CPW Planning and Engineering Manager. We are happy to help with the future economic growth expected from this expansion.”

The $500,000 grant will be combined with CPW impact fee reserves to fund construction of 6,600 feet of underground gravity sewer piping. 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. Construction on the sewer extension is expected to begin in June 2018.

“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 made possible by the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Appalachian Regional Commission, Greer CPW makes it possible to attract world-class companies that will create new, high paying jobs in Greer.”

A timeline for construction on Global Commerce Park 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.

Credit: Go Upstate

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