City of Spartanburg News

Premium cycling studio opens this spring in downtown Spartanburg

Opening this spring, Spartanburg will be CycleBar’s newest studio location joining the nearly 200 it has across the country.

Spartanburg Council approves annexation for apartment complex

The Spartanburg City Council approved the westside annexation for the future apartment development of two parcels on Franklin Avenue.

Downtown Spartanburg's streetscaping enhances visitor experience, retail growth

The City of Spartanburg's most recent podcast featured City Manager Chris Story explaining why downtown streetscaping isn't just an avenue to enhance the downtown visitor's experience but to also increase opportunities for private investment.

Treasures are revealed in the "Underground Guide to Spartanburg”

The Hub City Press has recently released its newest version of the “Underground Guide to Spartanburg.”

Spartanburg joins Government Alliance on Race and Equity

The Spartanburg City Council has unanimously voted to become the first city in South Carolina to join the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE). The city joins 93 cities in 32 states.

Planned Cambria Hotel undergoes preliminary review from Spartanburg officials

After the announcement of the planned construction of a six-story hotel Cambria Hotel to be located at 179 N. Church St., Spartanburg’s Design Review Board has asked the developer for a revision before preliminary approval shall be granted.

Spartanburg approves $11.9 million community center

Scheduled to have its groundbreaking on Nov. 30, the council gave its approval for a not-to-exceed bid of just over $11.9 million Harper General Contractors.

Spartanburg City Council receives update on African-American Business Accelerator Program

Participants will have Saturday morning classes at the Spartanburg Community College’s downtown campus, where they will be given lessons, guidance and expert advice with regard to all phases of opening or growing a business.

Spartanburg City Council rejects plan for solar farm

The Spartanburg City Council voted against the construction of a solar farm on the former site of Arkwright Dump.

CITY OF SPARTANBURG: Spartanburg Little Theatre season to kickoff with 'The Little Mermaid,' September 7-23

Taking a look at the upcoming Spartanburg Little Theatre season with Executive Artistic Director, Jay Coffman.

CITY OF SPARTANBURG: City launches EMERGE business accelerator for African Americans

One of the City's primary stated goals is to address our community's longtime racial and class disparities, and while the strategies we use are as varied and complex as the problems themselves, one important approach is to help strengthen our local minority business community.

CITY OF SPARTANBURG, SC: A deep, nerdy dive into the City's Hospitality Tax

The ins and outs of the City of Spartanburg's two percent Hospitality Tax.

Spartanburg City Council favors affordable downtown housing option

The Spartanburg City Council unanimously voted to table a proposed development agreement to bring 24 single-family homes to a 4.51-acre vacant city-owned land behind Barnet Park.

Spartanburg City Council approves $40.8 million budget

The said budget includes no tax or fee increases, as well as a projected growth of four percent.

Spartanburg resident Smith to co-host City News Podcast

The City News Podcast introduces a newcomer as co-host, in the person of Meghan Smith.

Methodist Church to open new park in Spartanburg

Spartanburg has demonstrated its ability to offer great public, private and nonprofit partnerships and the recent partnership with Central United Methodist Church is no exception.

Hyde is newest face on Spartanburg City Council

Spartanburg Mayor Junie White and Council members Erica Brown and Jerome Rice have been sworn in for new terms.

Spartanburg City Council issues digital signage rules

The Spartanburg City Council approved an ordinance allowing limited use of LED digital for city businesses and institutions.

Spartanburg passes regulations for digital signage

Thoroughly pinpointing specifications for message duration and timing, location, and other physical requirements, the Spartanburg City Council recently approved limited outdoor LED digital lighting solutions for local companies and organizations.

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