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Community Development

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.

Consolidated Plan

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.

Consolidated Plan Update

The city will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 pm in the 1st floor conference room of City Hall, at 206 S. Main Street in downtown Greenville to discuss the plan and the proposed update. The Consolidated Plan will be presented at this meeting and the public will be encouraged to offer verbal or written comments regarding the plan. Written comments will also be accepted until the end of the day on May 14, 2015 and can be sent to:
Community Development, P.O. Box 2207,
Greenville, SC 29602
Attn: Wayne Leftwich, Community Planner
or e-mailed to

Public Input and Survey results presentation
Draft Goals and Annual Action Plan for Consolidated Plan

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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 vision.

For more information, visit the Connections website.


Ginny Stroud
Community Development Administrator

Wayne Leftwich
Community Planner

Michael Williamson
CD Project Manager

Yvonne Simpson
Neighborhood Planner

Christa Jordan
Livability Grant Coordinator

Regina Wynder
Administrative Assistant

You can reach our office during business hours by calling
We are located at:
206 S. Main St.
(6th floor)
Greenville, SC

Our mailing address:
City of Greenville
Community Development
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602

or email us with your questions or comments.

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