Great things are happening in Simpsonville! And especially in Ward 3.
We have two new Habitat for Humanity builds on Boyd Avenue (thanks to Publix for getting the funds to get these rolling!). Walls are up on one as of last week. This will be the new home of the Waldrop family.
This is particularly exciting because they are the first family to be moving into a new home since Habitat kicked off the Veterans Build initiative. Tony Waldrop served in the Marine Corps during Operation Enduring Freedom. He and his wife Rachel are raising three great kids, and they’re both in school full time.
The second house on Boyd Avenue will become the home of Nicole Youngblood and her one-year-old son Kingston. Construction on her home will begin in about a month.
Habitat builds generally take about 3 months, and the paperwork and details after that take another month. So in mid-to-late summer, we’ll be welcoming two new families to Boyd Avenue. Read about our last build (for the Bouie family, also on Boyd Ave.) and our future plans with Habitat for Humanity here.
Elsewhere in Ward 3 this summer, we should begin to actually see progress on the Woodside Mills sidewalk project. This one has been in the works for a while (with a lot of behind-the-scenes action), and we’re finishing up the details with DHEC and the engineer. If everything stays on track, we’ll see construction start as early as June.
Keep an eye open for all these good things going on in Ward 3 and across Simpsonville over the next several months.
PS: we got the previously discussed street signs up at the corner of Boyd and Morton!