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Project Preview Meetings give an early glimpse at what could be coming to Greenville

Whether you like to be in the know or have feedback for a developer about an upcoming project, the City of Greenville launched monthly Project Preview Meetings to help foster transparency in development.

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The city may also present its own updates and information. | Photo by GVLtoday

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Do you want a first look at what’s coming to our city? Of course you do. That’s why you subscribe to GVLtoday.

We don’t gatekeep, so we’re telling you all about the City of Greenville’s public monthly meetings that bring developers and citizens together to talk about upcoming projects.

Project Preview Meetings take place at the Prisma Health Welcome Center at Unity Park on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Note: According to the City of Greenville’s calendar, the next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 23 because of the holidays.

What to expect

It’s a very casual, drop-in-style meeting. The developers and members of the project teams set up around the room and allow you to browse renderings + layouts, ask questions, and share concerns.

A developer must attend this meeting to speak with you if they want to:

  • Rezone or make a zoning map amendment
  • Build a major subdivision
  • Name or rename a street
  • Build a multi-unit residential project containing 12+ units
  • Request a special exception permit

When we attended the October meeting, we spoke with Howard Dozier (think: The Foundry, Comedy Zone, and Crazy Mason’s Milkshake Bar) and saw the latest plans for Draper Purveying Company. He was requesting a special exception permit. We also learned about the condos planned for 14 University St., which will go before the Design Review Board soon.

If you want to know who will be at the meeting, keep your eye on the City of Greenville Agenda Center.

Next steps

After the developers present at this meeting, the applications move through the city’s development process (as outlined in the new development code).

In the past, developers had to hold public meetings before they could move forward in the process. Their participation in these monthly meetings now fulfills that requirement.

We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting.