Greenville Revitalization Corporation Announces 2015 Board & Officers

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At its Annual Meeting, the Greenville Revitalization Corporation elected Wil Brasington, Senior Director Alumni Relations, Clemson University as its Chairman of the Board, Kelley Hice of Hitec Chemicals, Inc., Treasurer, and Amy Dunn, of the Greenville County Redevelopment Board, Secretary. Joe Erwin, President of Erwin Penland, and David Doser of Clark Patterson Lee Architects were re-elected to full terms on the Board.

The Greenville Revitalization Corporation is a 501 (c)(3) Non Profit Corporation dedicated to the revitalization of the Poinsett Corridor and the Textile Crescent. Its current project is the former Piedmont Shirt Factory property on Poinsett Highway.

Contact: Martin L. Livingston, Jr., Interim CEO, (864) 242-9801



2015 Board Announcements

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is pleased to announce its 2015 board of directors appointed by the Greenville County Council. The board's executive committee was elected in a recent board meeting and includes David Doser as chairman, Richard Davis as vice-chairman, and Tom Van Norstrand as treasurer. Richard Davis and David Doser were re-appointed by the Greenville County Council to serve a three year term, and D. Barry Coleman and Derrick Gambrell were recently appointed to the Board by County Council.

  • David A. Doser (Chairman) – senior associate with Clark Patterson Lee
  • Richard Davis (Vice-Chairman) – sales manager with IBM based in Greenville
  • Tom Van Norstrand (Treasurer) – retired from General Electric Corp. and is now active in several community activities
  • D. Barry Coleman – branch manager with Carson's Nut, Bolt, & Tool
  • J. Kent Dillard – president and part owner of Dillard Excavating Co., Inc.
  • Amy Dunn – currently stay-at-home mom
  • Derrick Gambrell – financial analyst with Windstream Communications
  • Jane Kizer – database administrator with Charter Communications
  • Fletcher L. Martin, Jr. – retired administrator and principal from Anderson District 1
  • Walter Moragne – retired from General Electric Corp. and is now active in several community activities
  • Charlotte Osmer – attorney with South Carolina Legal Services
  • Todd Yeomans – Realtor with Keller Williams Realty

    About GCRA

    GCRA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for low and moderate income citizens of Greenville County by administering Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and developing community partnerships. GCRA takes a comprehensive approach to community revitalization by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and strengthening the infrastructures of the communities, as well as providing credit and homeownership education programs. GCRA works throughout Greenville County, including Fountain Inn, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville, and Travelers Rest.



    NOTICE: Programmatic Agreement Draft Available for Comment

    The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is developing a Programmatic Agreement in consultation with the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-related projects in Greenville County and participating cities.  The GCRA has determined that undertakings funded by HUD programs include certain types of routine activities that do not have the potential to cause effects on historic properties and should be exempt from review to streamline the Section 106 process.  The community is invited to review and comment on the draft Programmatic Agreement starting on October 13, 2014 and ending on October 28, 2014.  A draft copy of the Programmatic Agreement will also be available at the GCRA office located at 301 University Ridge, Suite 2500, Greenville, SC 29601.  Comments and questions can be submitted via email to Rashida Jeffers-Campbell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 864-242-9801 x120.

    The Draft Programmatic Agreement is available by clicking here.


    GCRA Seeking Renovation/Repair Contractors

    Did you know GCRA is currently seeking renovation and repair contractors?  Interested contractors may apply to the Redevelopment Authority, and must be State licensed, bonded, and insured.  Contact Joe Smith, GCRA Operations Manager, with any questions you may have: (864) 242-9801, ext. 117 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


    GCRA to Implement New Fees Effective AUGUST 1

    Please note that as of August 1st, the following will be in effect:

    • Returned Check Fee: $35.00
    • Late Fee: $25.00


    • Application Fee (for homeownership and owner-occupied home repair programs):
      • $40.00 for one applicant; $25 for each additional person over 18
      • $75.00 for a join application; $25 for each additional person over 18

    New Hours of Business: Effective January 6, 2014

    Beginning January 6, 2014, GCRA's new office hours will be as follows:

    Monday - Thursday
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


    Please note that if you wish to make a payment in person, please make it during these times. On the other hand, payments can still be mailed to the office with the understanding that those received after work hours on Friday will be posted on Monday. The mailing address is GCRA, 301 University Ridge, Suite 2500, Greenville, SC 29601. Keep in mind that if the 15th or end of the month fall on a Friday, payments will need to be received before the 1:30 closing time.


    2014 Board Announcements

    The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is pleased to announce its 2014 board of directors appointed by the Greenville County Council.




    GCRA and GRC Hire New Intern

    The Greenville Revitalization Corporation and GCRA have hired intern Craig Chandler, a Clemson University student, to assist with economic development project activities in the Poinsett Corridor district.  Craig will also be involved with the implementation of the Brownfield Grants.


    Craig Chandler


    Announcement of New Staff and Promotions

    The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority welcomes Mr. John Merritt to our team.  Mr. Merritt comes on board as an Associate Construction Specialist in the Operations Division.  He will oversee GCRA projects including owner-occupied repairs, emergency repairs, and demolitions.

    Also, the Redevelopment Authority has announced promotions for four staff members: Kathy Bossong is now a Finance Services Specialist; Kristen Layman is now an Administrative Assistant; Mike McAlister is now a Senior Construction Specialist; and Sharon Stephen is now a Senior Homeownership Counselor.


    GCRA receives $800,000 in federal brownsfield grants from the EPA!

    The Greenville News covered the story; here's an excerpt:

    The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority has received $800,000 in federal brownsfield grants from the Environmental Protection Agency that will help clean up the 11 acres at Buncombe and A streets, officials announced Tuesday.

    “Since purchasing the Poe Mill site four years ago, GCRA has been working to obtain funds to clear it and begin its redevelopment,” board chairman David Doser said in a release. "We are pleased to say that on our second attempt, EPA awarded us this grant to begin that process.”


    GSA Business covered the story as well; an excerpt follows:

    “The assessment element of the grant creates even more incentive for job creation and investment in the Poinsett District,” said Shannon Herman, Greenville County project manager, in a news release. “We truly have outstanding momentum.”


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    Community Posters


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    Check out our community posters, showcasing houses and landmarks in each historic neighborhood.

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    • New Construction: Preview a selection of GCRA’s newly constructed homes, featuring various floor plans and beautiful landscaping.
    • Repair Projects: Before and after photos of repairs to houses.