division of community development
Neighborhood Master Plans
The Greater Sullivan Design Guidelines were completed with the help of Clemson University graduate students in 2010 and adopted by City Council in December 2011. The Guidelines apply to a new Neighborhood Revitalization Overlay district that covers the portion of the Greater Sullivan neighborhood that lies within city limits.
Greater Sullivan Design Guidelines
The Green Avenue Master Plan was completed and adopted by City Council in 2002.
The plan recommends a mixed-income neighborhood providing a variety of
residential opportunities including the creation of 36 market rate and 71
affordable units and 68 owner and renter occupied homes. View Green Avenue Master Plan
Council in 2001. The plan is divided into two phases. The Master Plan recommends
the reconfiguration of many of the streets in the neighborhood due to topography
issues. The plan builds upon three anchors in the neighborhood including the
David Hallums Center, the New Beginnings United Methodist Mission and the Mt.
Emmanuel Baptist Church. The plan recommends rehabilitating and retaining 106
existing units and creating 300 new residential units. View Greenline-Spartanburg Street
The Master Plan and Zoning Code were completed in 2002 and adopted by City Council
in 2003. The plan recommends a mix of commercial, office, and residential uses -
providing 595 residential units including single family, multi-family, and live-work
spaces. A key component to the Master Plan is improvement of Church Street to a
tree-lined, median divided boulevard with wide sidewalks along each side. Though
implementation of the plan will be primarily market-driven, the City will develop
incentives and programs to ensure long-term affordability and will make public improvements.
View the Haynie-Sirrine Master Plan
The neighborhood encompasses 390 acres and is zoned single family, multi-family,
and general commercial. Nicholtown was among the first neighborhoods to receive
assistance from the City’s newly formed Community Development Division and U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the spring of 1975.
View the Nicholtown Master Plan
The Sterling Neighborhood Master Plan has gained approval by the Sterling Neighborhood Association and has been approved and adopted as part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan by the Planning Commission and the City Council. The City, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System worked in partnership with Arnett Muldrow Associates to develop the plan. The Master Plan represents one year of work with residents from the Sterling neighborhood, alumni of Sterling High School, businesses, churches, educational institutions, residential developers and other concerned citizens.
A key component of the master plan are design guidelines that will assist the development community and property owners with new construction and substantial rehabilitation of property in the neighborhood.
View the Sterling Master Plan
View the Sterling Design Guidelines
View the Sterling Master Plan Appendices
The neighborhood encompasses 71 acres, less than half a mile from downtown. First
Baptist Church adopted the Viola Street neighborhood as one of their ministries
in the late 1980s. Partnership with the Urban League of the Upstate and the Community
Development division of the City soon followed in the early 1990s. After careful
planning and assembly of over 16 private, government, and non-profit agencies, total
revitalization efforts began in early 1993. Most of Phase I was completed in the
middle of 2002 and Phase II was completed in early 2009.
View the Viola Master Plan
The West Greenville Master Plan was completed and adopted by City Council in 2002.
The implementation of the Plan is segmented into four phases offering 366 residential
units. The plan recommends offering a mix of housing types to serve residents of
all income levels.
View the West Greenville Master Plan
West Washington Street Master Plan
The consultant team of Wood + Partners, Inc. and Davis & Floyd Engineers was commissioned
to study the impacts of potential public projects on the future character of West
Washington Street and to then prepare streetscape concepts and recommendations.
The West Washington Street study area is approximately 294 acres located on the
northwest side of downtown Greenville, SC. The Team found the West Washington Street
area to have great potential and called for properly designed and placed public
improvements, the removal of industrial land uses and dilapidated non-residential
and residential structures, and the recovery of the Reedy River flood plain as open
space in order to revitalize the area. The plan was completed in October 2005.
View the West Washington Street Master Plan