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Rock Hill gives green light to Knowledge Park plan, agreement

After lingering in a nine-month holding pattern, Rock Hill’s Knowledge Park development efforts are now ramping to full steam ahead. City council Monday approved the final version of an amendment to a  Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, district designed to scoop $40 million in deferred property tax revenue from the city, county and Rock Hill […]

York County approves Rock Hill Knowledge Park tax deal 5-2

It took just under a year from start to finish — but after months of debate, negotiation and a little bit of fear-mongering by opponents, York County council has inked itself a new deal supporting Rock Hill’s efforts to revitalize the city’s blighted Bleachery district. Known as the ‘Knowledge Park’ city leaders, private businesses and […]

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South Pointe, Ebinport students paint Main Street Mural

With the end of the school year quickly approaching — 28 students from South Pointe High School and Ebinport Elementary spent the afternoon painting a new mural on the site of the former Woolworth building in downtown Rock Hill. The mural sits on what is, for now, a wooden facade masking an empty lot where the […]

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Alcohol sold only outside Fountain Park confines at Food Truck Friday

Organizers of Rock Hill’s first-ever Food Truck Friday on May 15 have high hopes for the new event at Fountain Park. They hope the mix of warm weather, a cool breeze off the fountain, mobile food vendors and music will help breathe new life into the eastern side of the city’s downtown. But if you […]

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RHEDC to sell Bass, McFadden condominiums on Main Street

A key piece of Rock Hill’s Main Street saved by the city’s economic development arm nearly 20 years ago will soon be up for sale. The Bass and McFadden buildings at 210 and 212 East Main Street are scheduled to go on the real estate market his summer, Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation director Stephen […]

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County council committee briefed on tax plan

With dozens of pages’ worth of documents in hand — and a handful of e-mail exchanges from the city manger’s office in Rock Hill — a select committee of York County council members say they now have the resources in hand to make an informed recommendation to the full county council on the city’s proposed […]

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City OK’s Arts Council bid for downtown Cultural District

Rock Hill City Council has signed off on a plan to allow the Arts Council of York County to move forward with a request to designate several square city blocks a state culture district. Under a bill signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley in 2014, the South Carolina Arts Commission now has the authority […]

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