Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Official announcement could come by month's end.
Sources with the city have confirmed that the city is close to signing a lease agreement with a tenant that would fill the former Taco Bell property. As negotiations are still taking place, officials were not able to go into details, but they could confirm that the only major hurdle in the way of an agreement is related to HVAC at the location. The business will also be locally owned. Mauldin purchased the property for nearly $300,000 in December of last year with the idea that it would be integral to plans for a City Center. Some, however, thought the purchase lacked transparency and city officials later said it could have been handled better. City Administrator Trey Eubanks said an official announcement could come as soon as the May 21 …
Friday, February 10, 2012
What should the city do with the former Taco Bell property?
Now that the city has purchased the former Taco Bell property, what should they do with it? According to Trey Eubanks, Mauldin's City Administrator, the property would be a good extension of the City Center. But some think otherwise. We've offered some suggestions in our poll, but make yours in the comments section.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Officials believe it will further development of the City Center area.
One of the most talked about issues in Mauldin in recent months was the purchase of land at 116 N. Main St., also known as the old Taco Bell property. In the last meeting before former Mayor Don Godbey and former council members Michael Reynolds and James Kennedy left office, the property was purchased by the city for the amount of $229,042. According to Greenville County records, the property had a Taxable Market Value of $291,719. The property was purchased on Dec. 8 after a unanimous vote in open session on Aug. 22.* On Tuesday, council member Dale Black acknowledged that the transaction was not handled with the transparency he would have preferred, but insisted that no laws were broken. Some in the community suggested — off the record…