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What’s next for The City of Greenville’s revised development code draft?

Learn about the development code draft revisions, where you can learn more, and how you can speak on the updates.

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What’s next for development in GVL? | Photo via @james_simpson_photography

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Noticed the orange signs popping up around town?

They are postings for the City of Greenville Planning Commission’s public hearing on Thursday, March 30 to review the revised draft of the Development Code.

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What are the revisions?

The updates in this proposed draft aim to “protect neighborhoods and define development zones”:

  • Improving housing affordability
    • Allowance of secondary residential dwelling units (like garage apartments and carriage houses)
    • Addition of height or density for developers in exchange for affordability
  • Restricting short-term rentals (like Airbnbs) to downtown and commercial districts
  • Reduction of front-yard parking, stormwater runoff, and light pollution from commercial areas
  • Protection of heritage trees

How can I learn more?

Those interested in better understanding the draft code and its effect on your property can attend one of the City’s drop-in Learning Labs with City planning staff:

  • Tuesday, March 21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Prisma Health Welcome Center at Unity Park, 111 Welborn St.
  • Wednesday, March 22 | 2-5 p.m. | Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr., Room 104AB
  • Thursday, March 23 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | City Hall, 206 S. Main St., 3rd Floor Conference Room
  • Monday, March 27 | 3-5 p.m. | City Hall, 206 S. Main St., 3rd Floor Conference Room

How can I share my input?

If you would like to share formal feedback on the draft code with the Planning Commission, you can register to attend the public hearing on Thursday, March 30 at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

Visit the City’s Development Code webpage for more information on the code, including the first draft, monthly reports, and recorded Code Connection information sessions.