A recent Spartanburg City Council meeting was busy, with council members approving three major developments and hearing opinions from residents on a proposed rental-property registry program, according to a press release on the city's website.
The developments, discussed in another recent news post, include two mixed-use developments and new apartments.
The City Council also welcomed input from residents and rental-property owners over the proposed registry program for rental properties. More than 7,000 rental properties are in Spartanburg. The plan would require such property owners to pay $25 per unit or $250 maximum to register the properties. The fee would be waived for owners that held a local business license. Each site would also be inspected from time to time to ensure the sites are up to code.
The goal of the program is to reduce the number of unlivable rental properties, which would also cut down on neighborhood blight.
Council members did not make any decisions regarding the proposal.