City: Building affordable housing on city-owned property around Unity Park way to fight rising property values, housing costs

Arguably the city owns some of the most valuable and developable land in Greenville — 25 acres just a couple of blocks away from the new Unity Park. The city plans to use that land for new affordable housing to counter rising property values and housing costs around the park and in the surrounding neighborhoods near downtown that some say are squeezing out lower-income and working-class residents. Unity Park will build on 60 acres bordered by Hudson, Mayberry, and Meadow streets with an estimated cost of $40 million, half coming from the city and half coming from private and corporate fundraising.

Source: Greenville Journal