Greenville Development Code

Council Approves Development Code Rewrite

In February 2021, Greenville City Council adopted the GVL2040 Comprehensive Plan. The long-range plan includes recommendations on future land use with a focus on neighborhood preservation, affordable housing, mobility, open spaces and economic development.

The City’s current development code is incompatible with those recommendations, so in June 2021, Council approved the contract to revise the City’s development code.

Phase 1: analysis and diagnosis
Through Fall 2021

The first phase is focused on understanding the city's development rules and processes, assessing what is working and what is not and landing on a proposed approach for writing a new development code.

City Council received an assessment of the existing development review and permitting system in September 2021. September 13, 2021 City Council Work Session (PDF)

phase 2: drafting the new development code
winter 2021 to spring 2022

This phase involves drafting the new development code and using small area development plans to test key parts of the code to make sure it works for specific community requirements while aligning with the aim of GVL2040.

phase 3: revisions and adoption
summer to winter 2022

The draft development code will be shared with the community, feedback will lead to adjustments along the way and the code will be considered for adoption.

The formal adoption process will involve public hearings and official votes by the Planning Commission and the City Council in the fall of 2022 with final adoption expected by the end of 2022.