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Development in Boiling Springs; Clemson touting Friday news; diversity summit is Oct. 20

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Greenville-based LyonJay is developing a 62-acre site in Boiling Springs, north of Spartanburg.

According to the company, the site will feature two residential developments with units starting at just less than $170,000. One development is townhomes built by D.R. Horton, and the other is single-family homes built by Ryan Homes. The Ryan Homes website touts its project as having single-level homes with all lawn maintenance included.

The mixed-use project, dubbed North Springs, also has a 20-acre retail area. It currently has “two national retail tenants and the remaining is under contract with a large retail and grocer developer,” according to the release from LyonJay.

A screen capture from the LyonJay website promoting the North Springs development in Boiling Springs.

Clemson touting big news

Look for a major announcement coming on Friday from Clemson University. The school sent an alert out recently urging stakeholders to tune in.

The Post and Courier reached out to the university to see what is up, but a spokesman said no details are available until the announcement, including whether it involves academics or athletics.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Diversity Equity and Inclusion Summit virtually on Oct. 20.

The full-day event “will feature three keynote speakers, multiple workshop sessions and a networking reception,” according the release from the chamber.

The speakers?

The chamber expects about 700 to attend. The deadline to register is this Friday. Cost is $149 for members and $199 for non-members.

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Property tech?

A national “property tech” company that specializes in furnished rentals in 41 U.S. markets expanded to Greenville on Oct. 6.

Landing provides short-term rentals at existing Greenville-area apartment complexes without long-term leases or security deposits. Customers type in a city and a range of dates to find availability.

According to a statement from the company, Landing has more than tripled its footprint in the last eight months.

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