city of greenville sc
The mission of the Community Development Division is to improve the quality of life
for low and moderate income City of Greenville residents. Community Development
facilitates meaningful programs which address the root causes of poverty and need.
Our approach involves the participation of all community stakeholders in the development
and implementation of programs and projects. Each Community Development activity
is defined as "community-owned" due to such diverse and thorough input during need
assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of each activity.
The Community Development Division is in the process of updating our Consolidated Plan. This plan guides the focus and direction of the department as we work to provide:
- Decent, safe, and affordable housing
- A suitable living environment
- Expanded economic opportunities
We are hosting a public meeting on Thursday, March 5, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kroc Center to discuss the plan and the proposed update. To add your comments and input into this important plan, please complete the Consolidated Plan Survey.
Connections for Sustainability, Focusing on Greenville's West Side
In the spring of 2011, the City began a federally funded project in order to develop
a unified and comprehensive plan for Greenville's west side, which is home to three
of the City's Special Emphasis Neighborhoods. Entitled Connections for Sustainability:
Linking Greenville's Neighborhoods to Jobs and Open Space, the project combines
$1.8 million in funding from the HUD Community Challenge and DOT Tiger II Planning
Grants with over $1 million in local and federal investments, outreach, and community
involvement. The citywide planning effort is complete and can now guide Greenville's
growth in ways that improve quality of life for all residents and function as the
groundwork for planning on the west side.
West side planning integrates on-going efforts with future plans for affordable
housing, transportation options, economic development opportunities, and open space
in the community. Education and outreach ensured that city residents and community
leaders were familiar with the best practices for creating a sustainable community
and were kept informed throughout the planning and implementation processes. Community
involvement encouraged input and guaranteed that all planning efforts represent
the community’s vision for the future. Engaging the public in every step of the
planning process helped increase support for the implementation of the community
For more information, visit the Connections