An Amazing New Asset For The Northside Community Is Coming
As part of the Northside Redevelopment Plan, the site of the Oakview Apartments has been identified as the future location for the Dr. TK Gregg Community site. Demolition on the apartments began January 18th. Demolition of the 105-unit complex is expected to take about two months. The location was acquired by the city in July 2016 for a settlement price of $1.9 million.
All previous residents of the Oakview Apartments were relocated with the help of the Northside Development Group, Northside Voyagers, and the Spartanburg Housing Authority. Staff from the NDG have continued to stay in contact with many of the Oakview families since their relocation.
With it's amenities, the new center will be a great asset to the community. The center will have a new pool, large fitness room, outdoor tennis courts, and outdoor basketball courts for various forms of summertime recreation and programing. The center will also have meeting spaces for community events. It will host after-school programs, computer courses, and financial literacy courses. The community site is still undergoing design changes but officials are hopeful that construction can begin by fall of 2017.