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Road Closed

Fritz Drive, off Clemson Boulevard beside Staples, is closed for utility repair until further notice.

Consolidated Plan Public Hearings and Survey

The City of Anderson is conducting public hearings to assist in the development of a new, five-year, consolidated plan for 2015-2020. Development of the plan is a collaborative process that establishes a unified vision for community development actions. Details

Please take the Consolidated Plan 2015-2020 Survey.

Accelerate Anderson Downtown Challenge

Accelerate Anderson Downtown Challenge

The City of Anderson, through its Economic Development Division, and with the participation of numerous local businesses, is excited to announce its first ever Accelerate Anderson Downtown Challenge. This is an entrepreneurial start up competition which takes place over a period of eight months and is for the purpose of generating additional retail occupancy in Downtown Anderson. It provides a means by which local, area, and regional entrepreneurs can advance their desire to expand or open a new business with an incentive package including $12,000 and additional in-kind services to open a store in Downtown Anderson no later than November 1, 2015. You will find more information on the program as well as the online application below. Deadline, April 15, 2015. Application

Movie Nights in Wren Park

Movie Night in Carolina Wren Park

The City is sponsoring movie nights downtown in Wren Park. There is no charge to attend and coolers (no alcohol, no glass containers) are welcome. Pack some snacks and come join the fun. Concessions will be available.

Fire Prevention in Cold Weather

As temperatures drop, State Fire Marshal Bert Polk and the state’s fire service are asking for your help in protecting yourself, your loved ones, and others you know who may be most vulnerable to fire tragedy.

“We know that with lower temperatures, people are going to use whatever means they have to stay warm, and unfortunately, that is when we see fire deaths increase,” Polk said. “With everyone’s help, we can prevent these needless tragedies.” Press Release

Downtown Bike-Pedestrian Connectivity Plan

The Anderson City Council on September 22, 2014, adopted the Downtown Anderson Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity Plan. The City contracted with Alta Planning and Design, a national firm that specializes in trails and greenways, to develop a bikeway and walkway network within downtown Anderson and connections to key destination points. More Information

Mayor Terence Roberts

Municipal Association Elects Mayor Terence Roberts as President of Its 2014-2015 Board of Directors

West Church Streetscape and Infrastructure Project

The construction of the West Church Streetscape project is ongoing. Duke Energy utility work plus excavation, pouring curb and sidewalk is underway. Throughout this time, the road will be closed during daytime working hours for the next few weeks. The city parking lot, located between West Market and West Church streets, may be accessed from West Market Street. Photo Gallery

Standard and Poor's Credit Rating

Standard and Poor's credit ratings express their opinion about the ability and willingness of the City to meet its financial obligations in full and on time. They have upgraded the City's General Obligation rating from an ‘A+’ to ‘AA-‘. These ratings are defined as follows:

Investors rely on these ratings to determine the safety of a bond.

Westview Plots

New Plots Available

New plots are available in Westview Cemetery. Began in the early 1900's as a municipal cemetery for African Americans, Westview is located on Sayre Street. African Americans who figure prominently in Anderson's history are laid to rest there including W. I. Peek and Fred Jackson, who were mortuary business pioneers. Currently, there are approximately 9,000 gravesites on more than 22 acres. There are now approximately 2500 new burial plots available. For more information, contact the cemetery office, 1405 White St., Anderson, SC 29624, (864) 231-2255. City Cemetery Endowment Fund

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