Shopping Mall Renovation Still Scheduled
The renovation of Greenville’s only shopping mall is still scheduled. Exactly when most of the work on the transformation of crossroads mall will actually begin has yet to be determined.
Under an announcement issued in March, the city of Greenville is to partner with the owners of the shopping center at 6834 Wesley street on the multimillion dollar redevelopment of the property.
Under the agreement, the city receives a portion of the increased sales taxes generated by the redevelopment of the mall, splitting the increase with the malls owners. But aside from some minor demolition work conducted in August, there’s been no sign of the project actually getting underway.
City of Greenville Public Information Officer Lori Philyaw says City Manager Steven Alexander has been in contact with officials from Crossroads Greenville properties about the project which is still planned to get underway sometime this year.
An update on the renovation effort is expected early in 2013.
Crossroads Greenville Properties is expected to invest approximately 11 million dollars to transform the current traditional enclosed retail mall into a big-box configuration with larger retailers having access to the parking area.