The city of Greenville hopes to enter into a public-private partnership with United Community Bank for streetscape improvement when the corporation moves its headquarters to Greenville.

Greenville County Council unanimously passed expanded tax incentives Tuesday night for United Community Bank to build a new headquarters in downtown Greenville after confusion and anger roiled its last meeting.

Since the approval of an initial deal in February to give the bank a 35% discount in payments for a decade, the bank bought an additional 2.3 acres that it’s wanted to add to the incentive package. The tax-incentive expansion will make the additional acreage eligible for a similar fee-in-lieu-of-tax agreement.

United Community Bank’s downtown headquarters is to be a $30 million investment that is expected to create 225 jobs. It’s going to be at the former Wyche law-firm office building at 200 East Camperdown Way, where demolition of the old building has begun.

The decision to approve the deal comes two weeks after a deadlocked County Council killed the expanded incentives with a 6-6 vote.

Councilman Dan Tripp thought a move to hold a vote on the deal and send the issue back to the council’s Finance Committee was an attempt to quash the deal. He referred to the committee — which has recently nixed tax deals for a mixed-use development in Greer and the proposed Greenville Triumph stadium in Mauldin — as the “kill committee.”

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