Greenwood to demolish dilapidated plaza across from the mall

Updated : Oct 12, 2019 in Articles

Greenwood to demolish dilapidated plaza across from the mall


IN GREENWOOD… THE CITY’S MAYOR IS CALLING A DILAPIDATED STRIP MALL QUOTE “THE WORST BUILDING IN GREENWOOD.” THE CITY NOW HAS PLANS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. (PHIL) THE SHOPPING CENTER IS LOCATED ACROSS FROM THE MALL ON MADISON AVENUE AND IT’S SET TO BE TORN DOWN. 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S ELIZABETH CHOI JOINS US NOW WITH MORE. ELIZABETH? (ELIZABETH) ACCORDING TO THE MAYOR…THE BUILDING HASN’T BEEN FULLY OCCUPIED IN MORE THAN 15 YEARS…TENANTS COME AND GO QUICKLY. IT WAS BUILT BACK IN THE 1970S…IT’S OWNERS ARE OUT OF STATE…AND IT’S BEEN NEGLECTED…THE MAYOR SAYS IT’S TIME FOR IT TO GO…AND THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY, SEEM TO AGREE. (REPORTER ELIZABETH CHOI) (( / : NAT SOUND FLOWERS)) BUSINESS IS BLOSSOMING…AT ALL SEASONS MARKET. (( / : 40:22-29 WE ARE A PRODUCE MARKET THAT SELLS A LOT OF FLOWERS ALSO…LAUGHS)) THE STAND HAS BEEN OPEN SINCE MARCH…AND IS LOCATED IN THE GREENWOOD PARK MALL PARKING LOT. (( / : 42:39-45 WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WORK AT THE MALL-AND THAT SHOP AT THE MALL THAT COME TO SEE US )) BUT NO BUSINESS IS COMING FROM ACROSS THE STREET…THAT’S BECAUSE THE ENTIRE GREENWOOD CROSSING PLAZA IS EMPTY. (( / : 45:16-23 IT’S LIKE WE’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS. WE’RE HERE…ON TEH WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS…LAUGHS )) GREENWOOD MAYOR MARK MYERS AGREES. THAT’S WHY THE CITY IS PLANNING TO PURCHASE THE 8.6 ACRE PROPERTY FOR ABOUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS. (( / : 13:04-10 WE DON’T WANT THIS TO BE WHAT PEOPLE SEE AND WHAT THEY THINK WHEN THEY COME TO GREENWOOD. YOU KNOW YOU TURN THE CORNER AND GEE-THERE IS THIS DILAPATATED BUILDING )) THE LAST TENANT…A CHURCH…MOVED OUT SIX TO EIGHT MONTHS AGO…ACCORDING TO MYERS. THE PATRIOTS GRILL RESTAURANT ONCE OCCUPIED THIS PORTION OF THE BUILDING…WHICH IS CRUMBLING FROM THE TOP DOWN. IT CLOSED LAST YEAR. MYERS SAY THEY PLAN TO DEMOLISH THE WHOLE PLAZA. (( / : 9:40-52 BECAUSE IT’S IN A FLOOD ZONE THERE IS REALLY NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE WITH IT TO BUILD ON IT. SO WE’RE GOING TO TEAR EVERYTHING DOWN PROBABLY MAKE IT SOME TYPE OF PARK SETTING AND ALSO A NICE ENTRY GATEWAY INTO THE CITY )) A GATEWAY INTO THE CITY…THAT NANCY HOPES WILL BE A GATEWAY INTO ALL SEASONS MARKET. (( / : 4:34-40 I CAN SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE VISITING THAT PARK -AND I WOULD THINK THAT WOUDL BE VERY GOOD FOR BUSINESS )) (ELIZABETH) GREENWOOD HAS ALREADY NEGOTIATED THAT ONE MILLION DOLLAR PRICE WITH THE BUILDING OWNER. THE REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION WILL PURCHASE THE PROPERTY…IT GOES IN FRONT OF THE R-D-C NEXT MONTH FOR A FINAL VOTE…MAYOR MYERS SAYS THEY PLAN TO DEMOLISH IT BY THIS FALL. ELIZABETH CHOI. 24 HOUR NEWS 8. (BROOKE) NEW TONIGHT…

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