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Podcast: A look at Downtown Spartanburg development in 2021

Tuesday, December 21

City Manager Chris Story and OneSpartanburg Inc. Chief Economic Development Officer Katherine O'Neill share thoughts downtown growth


With its restaurants routinely filled and its sidewalks bustling with activity, it's not hard to see these days that Downtown Spartanburg is on an upswing. Explaining just how large an upswing though takes some contextualizing, especially in a record-breaking year for downtown development that capped off with an announcement of the largest private development in Downtown Spartanburg history, a massive redevelopment planned by Greenville's M Peters Group along E main that will transform seven properties and reshape a high-profile portion of our city's downtown core.


Today on the podcast, we're talking with City Manager Chris Story and OneSpartanburg Inc. Chief Economic Development Officer Katherine O'Neill about what this year's seemingly nonstop string of announcements means for our downtown and for the next phase of its growth. Listen below for more.


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