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City News Podcast: Former Spartanburg Mayor Bill Barnet on the Northside Initiative

Monday, December 16

Mary Black Foundation awards Northside Initiative $1 million grant for early child development center


In previous podcasts, we've talked with City Community Services Director Mitch Kennedy about the Northside Initiative, getting the nuts and bolts view of what the large redevelopment program entails, as well as focusing in on one aspect of the initiative, the Healthy Food Hub, which recently broke ground.


Today, on the heels of recent news from the Mary Black Foundation of a $1 million grant towards an early childhood development center for the initiative, we shift gears a little, talking with former Mayor and Northside Development Corporation Chair Bill Barnet about the importance of the Northside to the future of our city. What is the end goal of this redevelopment effort? Why should what happens on the Northside matter to city residents in other areas? We delve into those, and other, important questions on today's podcast. Listen below and enjoy!


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