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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.


On or about March 20, 2015 the City of Greenville will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville (HACG) to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Columbia Field Office for the release of funds from HUD to undertake a project known as:

Project Title: Housing Authority Scattered Site Redevelopment Project Zone 1, Zone 3, Zone 4, and Zone 5

Purpose of Project: The Housing Authority owns many single family properties scattered throughout Greenville County. Many of these properties are due for maintenance and repair. The Housing Authority Redevelopment Project will include a mixture of rehabilitation, demolition, or disposition (including sale to the tenant). The scattered sites have been split into 5 different zones with Zones 1, 3, 4, and 5 containing project properties within the City. This Environmental Assessment is specifically for those projects within the City of Greenville.

Zone 1 Location: Scattered sites in West Greenville/Judson area (21 properties in the City)

Zone 3 Location: Scattered sites in Wade Hampton/ Taylors area (5 properties in the City)

Zone 4 Location: Scattered sites in Pleasant Valley area (14 properties in the City)

Zone 5 Location: Scattered sites in Nicholtown area (30 properties in the City)

The City of Greenville has determined that the projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at Community Development Division Office, 6th Floor City Hall, 206 South Main Street, Greenville, SC 29602, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 5 P.M.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Greenville. All comments received by March 19, 2015 will be considered by the City of Greenville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments can be sent to Wayne Leftwich, Community Planner, at the Community Development Division Office (address above) or at

Complete Notice

Connections for Sustainability logo
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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