Demolition is anticipated to cost approximately $1.1 million, and city officials have already begun planning and design of the future fieldhouse. The project begins redevelopment of the property, which Greenwood purchased in 2017.
“We’ve reached a major milestone in our efforts to revitalize Old Town Greenwood,” Mayor Mark W. Myers said.
“Infrastructure improvements surrounding the former middle school property are already underway, but this is the first project to redevelop the actual site.
“To attract residents, businesses and visitors to the city’s core, we must continue to invest in a diverse array of public amenities that improve our quality of life. Greenwood is already seeing a return on previous investments, and this project will continue downtown’s tremendous momentum.”
The fieldhouse follows a number of recently completed projects to redevelop Old Town Greenwood, including a modernized community center, amphitheater park upgrades, trail additions, a new nature center and the addition of more than 170 new parking spaces. Citing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the heart of the city for current and future generations, Myers last year revealed a vision for the future of downtown Greenwood. Current and future projects planned for in and around the former middle school property include:
• 1.9 miles of new or reconstructed streetscape.
• 9.9 acres of new or upgraded open space.
• 75,000-plus square feet of potential retail/office space.
• Proposed construction of 450-plus apartments and 130-plus townhomes.
“This is Greenwood’s moment,” Myers said. “Our plans for the future of downtown are creating a thriving city core that is walkable and connected to trails, parks and dynamic public gathering spaces. We’ll have diverse, authentic amenities, seamless integration of greenspace and opportunities for all ages to live, work and play in.