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November 28th, 2021
By Sherry Barrett
This article was originally published in the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 issue of the Upstate Advocate, Upstate Forever's twice-yearly publication. To read a digital copy of the complete publication, please click here.
The City of Greenville has launched a once-in-a-decade process to overhaul their zoning and land development regulations: the primary tools determining how and where growth takes place within City limits.
The new GVL Development Code (which will include zoning and land development regulations) will largely decide whether — and to what degree — the City achieves the bold outcomes identified in GVL2040, the comprehensive plan adopted unanimously by City Council in 2021.
One thing is for sure — if the City of Greenville wants to achieve the goals it set out in GVL2040, it needs a new way of growing, as the plan itself acknowledges. That means significant changes from "business as usual" when it comes to how we build and develop within City limits.
GVL2040’s desired outcomes are interdependent and rely on one another to ensure measurable progress on three priority issues:
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