The Greenville City Council gave its approval Tuesday to plans to build a multi-use development along the Interstate 30 service road.
The Council voted unanimously to approve a change in zoning for the Greenville Towne Center, which is also expected to include the Splash Kingdom water park.
Developer Scott Steenson told the Council the initial work will involve the installation of infrastructure at the site; including entry ways, pad sites and plumbing for the water park.
The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously last week to recommend approval of the project to the Council.
The Council conducted a public hearing before voting to give final approval to a change in zoning from light industrial, commercial and agricultural to Planned Development for almost 63 acres along Interstate 30, bounded by Center Point Lane and the Roy Warren Parkway.
The planned development as approved requires any future “limited service” hotels wishing to be a part of the project to appear before the Commission and Council and obtain a conditional use permit, before being allowed to build inside the Greenville Towne Center, which is also expected to include retail and commercial businesses, private event/meeting halls and even multi-family tracts.
Gerald E. Luecke with Hodges and Associates, the architects of the project, also noted how everyone involved had worked extensively on nailing down the details of the development.
Ground could be broken as early as this spring for the water park, as officials with Splash Kingdom have indicated they want to be open for the 2014 season.