An opportunity to move more on the north side of Spartanburg! The city has begun the engineering process to bring Butterfly Creek Daylighting project to life! Named after the butterfly effect of giving. Some of the organizations helping to make this possible are: Mary Black Foundation, Northside Development Group, City of Spartanburg SC & the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).
The plan involves “daylighting” a creek that has been paved over and covered up for decades. The creek, known locally as the “Nasty Branch” but to be renamed Butterfly Creek, would flow roughly from just behind the Healthy Food Hub on Howard Street to about where the current Oakview Apartments sit today. It is not hard to imagine the daylighted creek and adjoining “greenway” on either side (rendering below) becoming not just the central feature of the new Northside, but a significant new environmental asset for the entire City.