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City News Podcast: Blighted motel to be demolished to provide gateway to Northside

Wednesday, April 2

Sunshine Inn demolition is crucial piece of Northside Initaitive


At a workshop held after their most recent meeting, City Council voiced support for demolishing the Sunshine Inn, a blighted motel across from Wofford College, and a crucial piece of the Northside Initiative. On the heels of recent news of the Northside Development Corporation's nearly finalized purchase of the property for around $600,000, staff recommended to Council that the City allocate $200,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding toward demolishing the dilapidated motel. Once demolition is complete, the site will become a new gateway into Northside redevelopment area, with plans calling for Evins Street to be extended from Wofford College into the neighborhood (click here to view a map).

Today on the podcast, we're talking with Assistant City Manager Chris Story about the nuts and bolts of this important project, and what it could ultimately mean for connecting the Northside redevelopment area with the rest of the city. Listen below for more.


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Podcast music provided by Spartanburg singer-songwriter, David Ezell.


Tagged: Spartanburg Northside Initiative, Sunshine Inn demolition