Protecting Neighborhoods

Land Management Ordinance TEXT AMENDMENTS - ROUND 2

The City is working on both short- and long-term solutions to regulate development around single-family homes in Greenville neighborhoods.

To provide protection to neighborhoods while the City works to update its Land Management Ordinance (LMO), City Council adopted a resolution in April 2021 directing staff to address design and dimension standards and project and buffering requirements. The amendments apply to non-residential uses and multi-family uses that are adjacent to detached single-family homes.

PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENTS

The first round of proposed text amendments will be considered for a second and final vote at the June 28 City Council meeting.
View the Round 1 Amendments

The Planning Commission approved the second round of text amendments at its June 17 meeting. City Council will consider them at its June 28 meeting.

Affordable Housing

bungalow home in Greenville neighborhood
Current Ordinance Proposed Change
Z-6-2021
Currently, the Land Management Ordinance does not provide development incentives for affordable housing projects in multi-family zoning districts. Affordable housing incentives are only offered for hotel/motel conversions in commercial districts C-2 and C-3 or projects located within the Unity Park Neighborhood District Character Code.

We propose providing the same development incentives offered for projects located within the Unity Park Neighborhood District Character Code for affordable housing projects in multi-family districts RM-1, RM-1.5 and RM-2. 

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Traffic

cars in traffic
Current Ordinance Proposed Change
Z-22-2021
Currently, a traffic impact analysis is required for new construction or an addition that will generate 100 or more trips during peak traffic hours. Additionally, improvements are required when the level of service on the existing infrastructure is projected to descend below level “D.”

We propose modifying when a traffic impact analysis is required for certain trip generation thresholds and for projects being rezoned to a PD or FRD. We also propose modifying the threshold for required improvements when the delay for the build-out year of the development is projected to increase by more than 10%.  

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Parking Lots

parking lot
Current Ordinance Proposed Change
Z-23-2021
Currently, the Land Management Ordinance does not provide a different minimum and maximum for the number of parking spaces required for restaurant uses. Additionally, the ordinance does not provide a minimum and maximum parking requirement for breweries, wineries and distilleries. 

We propose providing a different minimum and maximum for the number of parking spaces required for restaurant uses and providing a minimum and maximum parking requirement for breweries, wineries and distilleries.

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Table of Uses

illustration showing various urban buildings
Current Ordinance Proposed Change
Z-24-2021
Currently, the Land Management Ordinance does not provide specifications in the Table of Uses to ensure use compatibility with abutting single-family detached residential uses. Additionally, the current Table of Uses does not provide a use classification for breweries, wineries and distilleries.

We propose modifying the Table of Uses to address specific use compatibility with abutting single-family detached residential uses by either eliminating a use in a district, requiring a use to obtain a Special Exception Permit or modifying the proposed use based on its expected impact on adjacent properties. We also propose adding a use classification for breweries, wineries and distilleries.

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Stormwater

impervious concrete parking lot
Current Ordinance Proposed Change
Z-25-2021
Currently, the Land Management Ordinance does not provide specifications within the stormwater portion of the ordinance to ensure compatible stormwater requirements for commercial and multi-family developments that abut single-family detached residential uses.

We propose modifying the stormwater requirements related to commercial and multifamily developments that abut and drain to single-family detached residential uses, including either of the following: new construction, renovation or reconstruction of existing structures that exceeds 25% of the current fair market value of the property or new construction, renovation or reconstruction of existing structures that disturbs 50% or more the parcel.

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