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Land Planning & Policy

Greenville County Council considers repealing Article 3.1. But what should take its place? - March 30th, 2021

Article 3.1, a local land development regulation, has been controversial since it was adopted by Greenville County County several years ago. Recently, Council discussed the potential of repealing it. Fortunately, however, they have opted to amend it instead. Here is what we would like to see in new development regulations that would slow sprawl, protect farms and natural resources, and ensure development happens where our region's roads and infrastructure can support it. read more

The Upstate Update: March 2021 - March 25th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, we share a list of some of the Upstate’s less traveled trails where you can take in spring’s best sights, information about some informative and engaging upcoming virtual events, an update on Greenville County's controversial Article 3.1, and more. read more

Watch the recording of "Erasing the Redline" - February 26th, 2021

Find a recording of this week's virtual panel discussion with local leaders and find resources and ways you can get involved with environmental justice issues in Upstate SC. read more

Greenville City Council adopts GVL2040. What happens next? - February 24th, 2021

On Monday, February 22, Greenville City Council adopted GVL2040, a new comprehensive plan to guide the growth of the city over the next two decades. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Apply for the Spring 2021 Virtual Citizens Planning Academy - February 19th, 2021

Have you ever wondered how things get built in Greenville? Do you want to know how and why we should plan for future development that is 5, 10, or 15 years away? Apply today for our Virtual Citizens Planning Academy, beginning on Wednesday, April 14. read more

By Sherry Barrett

The Upstate Update: February 2021 - February 18th, 2021

In this month's Upstate Update, meet the 2021 ForeverGreen Award Honorees, read our 2020 donor impact report, and more. read more

Your support made the difference in 2020 - February 17th, 2021

Our mission to protect the Upstate’s critical land and water resources has never been more relevant or urgent, but we could not do any of this crucial work without your support. Read to see the impact your support made in 2020. read more

By Andrea Cooper

We need policies in Greenville County that enact the community's vision - February 4th, 2021

Greenville County is drafting a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to replace current zoning and land development regulations. Contact your Greenville County Councilmember to ensure the community’s vision for Greenville County is enacted through meaningful land policy. read more

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