A controversial Habitat for Humanity project on city-owned land near downtown Simpsonville received the green light from City Council on Tuesday night.
By approving a memorandum of understanding with Habitat and the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, Council’s vote will finally allow the project to go forward nearly three years after being initially proposed.
Council voted 5-2 in favor of the project, with Council members Geneva Lawrence and Sylvia Lockaby voting against. The two Council members, who said they supported affordable housing, cast their ‘no’ votes after some property owners in the area objected to the project on grounds that the site was unsuitable for development. Read More