Report: Northern Greenville County's 'Blue Wall Center' a no-go

CLEVELAND, S.C. — A proposed education and adventure center to be built at the site of the former Camp Spearhead on Hwy. 11 just north of Cleveland is a no-go, according to a report by Rudolph Bell in The Greenville News.

About $3.68 million of Greenville County hospitality tax revenue was spent on the project, which was to be built in conjunction with a visitors center in downtown Greenville.

Dream Big Greenville, the nonprofit group formed to develop the two properties, recently told county officials that the visitors center is no longer moving forward. The two projects are interrelated, which means the Hwy. 11 center isn't moving forward, either, according to the report.

The old Camp Searhead property is owned by Naturaland Trust, an Upstate-based land conservation group. They were offering the land at no charge and will continue to protect the parcel, Bell reports.

Read Bell's complete report, including the total amount spent and a projection of Greenville County taxpayer loss, here.

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