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.
An Exciting Project, Connections for
Sustainability, Focuses 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 will combine $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. and outreach, and community involvement.
The citywide planning effort will 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 will establish the desired connections by integrating on-going efforts with future plans for affordable housing, transportation options, economic development opportunities, and open space in the community. Education and outreach will ensure that city residents and community leaders are familiar with the best practices for creating a sustainable community and are kept informed throughout the planning and implementation processes. Community involvement will encourage input and guarantee that all planning efforts represent the community’s vision for the future. Engaging the public in every step of the planning process will increase support for the implementation of the community vision.
For updates and more information, visit the Connections website
and sign up for
the project's regular newsletter.