Greenville Development Code 

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CODE REVIEW: Six-MONTH UPDATE 

Following a public meeting on January 4, planning staff will present proposed six-month text amendments to the development code to the Planning Commission at its February 13, 2024, meeting. Note: This meeting was originally scheduled in January but delayed due to severe weather. The text amendments are part of the anticipated six- and 12-month code reviews that were scheduled when the code was adopted.

City graphic of Development Code report cover Council Approves Development CODE and Zoning Map Update

After two years of work, City Council formally approved the new development code and zoning map at its Monday, June 12, 2023, meeting. The new development code went into effect on July 15, 2023.

CODE DOCUMENTS


View the Adopted Development Code - June 12, 2023 (PDF)
View the Modifications to the Draft Development Code - April 28, 2023 (PDF)
View the Draft Development Code - March 15, 2023 (PDF)
View the Draft Zoning Map - April 28, 2023 (PDF)
View the Draft Downtown Design Guidelines Map - March 15, 2023 (PDF)
View the Draft Table of Uses (PDF)

city map showing proposed zoning changesFIND PROPERTY ZONING CLASSIFICATIONS

Enter an address on the Interactive Zoning Map to see the new and previous zoning districts.

City ReFINEs Draft Code 

City Aims to Protect Neighborhoods and Define Development Zones

More than a year in the making, the City’s new Development Code puts the vision of the GVL2040 comprehensive plan into action - protecting neighborhoods while providing a consistent framework for growth and economic vitality in the City of Greenville. 

The new code helps preserve existing neighborhoods and creates transitions where neighborhoods border commercial districts. Secondary residential dwelling units - like carriage houses and garage apartments - will be allowed and can improve housing affordability, while short-term rentals will be restricted to downtown or commercial districts.

Other benefits for residents include provisions to reduce front-yard parking, protect heritage trees, reduce stormwater runoff and lower light pollution from commercial areas.  

Existing businesses will not be required to make any adjustments and may continue to operate as is. New businesses will find fewer zoning barriers and an easy-to-understand regulatory document filled with examples and illustrations. Residential developers will be able to add height or density in exchange for affordability. 

The win for citizens AND developers is predictability. Residents will know exactly what is allowed on any property, reducing unexpected surprises. The new zoning map shows locations where mixed-use urban centers can grow outside of downtown and where residential neighborhoods will be preserved. Mobility, with an emphasis on improving walkability, will provide safe connections between urban centers. 

Code Connection

The City hosted monthly online events, to provide updates and answer community members' questions. View the archive below.

Code Connections Session | November 9, 2022 |  View Recording  |  Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | October 12, 2022 | View Recording | Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | September 14, 2022 | View Recording | Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | August 10, 2022 | View Recording | Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | July 13, 2022 | View Recording | Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | June 8, 2022 | View Recording |  Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | May 11, 2022 | View Recording |   Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | April 13, 2022 | View Recording | Download Presentation 
Code Connections Session | March 9, 2022 | View Recording | Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | February 9, 2022 | View Recording | Download Presentation
Code Connections Session | January 19, 2022 | View Recording | Download Presentation