Documents relating to these applications are available for review online at greenvillesc.gov. You may contact the Planning & Development Office at (864) 467-4476 for more information.
You will have the opportunity to voice your comments at the Public Hearing. Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes. Repetitive statements should be avoided; individuals sharing similar concerns are encouraged to appoint a spokesperson to represent their group. Written comments may be mailed to Planning & Development Office, PO Box 2207, Greenville, SC 29602 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments should be received by 5:00 P.M. on the Monday before the hearing to allow the Board reasonable time to review. Comments received Tuesday and Wednesday will continue to be forwarded to the Board. Comments received by 12:00 P.M. Thursday will be provided to the Board at the hearing. Comments received after 12:00 P.M. Thursday should be made at the public hearing. Please reference the application number and include your name and address on all correspondence. All written comments will be made part of the public record.
In some cases, the Applicant may be required as part of the application process to hold a neighborhood meeting before the application is heard by the Board. Property owners and occupants within 1,000’ of the application site would then be notified by mail. A property owner that directly abuts the proposed project or owners of 20% of parcels within 1,000’ may also request a meeting. Contact the Planning and Development Office for further information.
The criteria for the Board’s Decision are established in the Land Management Ordinance (Chapter 19) of the City Code. A Staff Report will provide an analysis of the Applicant’s request with regard to its context, any related City plans and ordinances, and the specific decision criteria. Staff will present its conclusion to the Board on whether the request satisfies the criteria and may recommend stipulations to the Board for its consideration in granting the request. The criteria for granting Special Exceptions and Variances may be found in Sections 19-2.3.5 and 19-2.3.7, respectively (Code of Ordinances, www.greenvillesc.gov).
The Board will usually vote to grant or deny an application immediately after it considers the evidence and public testimony; however, it may decide to continue the hearing or postpone deliberation to a future date. After the Board votes to grant or deny an application, Staff will prepare a written Decision for mailing to the Applicant. Anyone having a substantial interest affected by the Decision may appeal to the Greenville County Circuit Court within thirty (30) days of the mailing of the Decision.