More money approved for Greenwood City Center

Two businesses are interested in leasing space on the third floor of Greenwood City Center, and more money will be spent to add office suites to the floor.

The redevelopment commission unanimously approved spending $165,000 to add three office suites to the building’s third floor. That’s in addition to $239,000 that already has been set aside for the project.

City offices are not using the third floor of the city center, which the city renovated and moved into this year. Officials have said the third floor could be finished and rented out to local businesses. Rental income would pay would help cover the costs of the building, including utilities.

But first, the third floor has to be finished and ready for businesses to move in.

Officials are hopeful the work will be complete by the end of January, commission president Mike Tapp said.

So far two area businesses, accounting firm Hull and Knarr and financial planners Wallman Financial, have expressed interest in renting space.

Those leases would have to be approved by the city’s community development corporation, Tapp said.