Planning Commission


Official Public Notice



To:  Greenville Community

From:   Planning and Development Staff

Subject:  Upcoming Application for January 12, 2021, Special Called Planning Commission Meeting

Date Posted: December 9, 2020

Greenville City Hall is currently closed to the public. Please use the following methods to participate in the meeting.

Virtual Meeting Viewing
Password: meetnow
Telephone: 1-415-655-0002
WebEx Event Number: 179 061 7487

Remote Viewing Location:
Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive – Room 202A
The city of Greenville seeks input from citizens while adhering to public health and safety guidelines. All attendees at the remote viewing location will be subject to a temperature screening with a touch-less forehead thermometer. Anyone with a temperature reading above 100 degrees Fahrenheit will not be admitted. Attendees will be required to wear a covering over their mouth and nose, unless it violates a religious tenant or belief or causes difficulty breathing.

The City of Greenville Planning Commission will hold a Virtual Special Called Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 4:00 PM via Webex, for the purpose of considering the following Application.



A. Z-1-2021
GVL2040 City of Greenville Comprehensive Plan
Application by City of Greenville for adoption of the GVL2040 City of Greenville Comprehensive Plan and associated consistency policy. The City of Greenville and consultant team (czb, LLC and Ingalls Planning & Design) in conjunction with the Steering Committee and community at-large, has developed this update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan to shape Greenville’s growth and evolution over the next two decades. The plan provides a city-wide vision, priorities, and planning framework centered around key elements, as outlined in the document. These documents can be accessed online at


You are invited to review documents relating to these applications before the public hearing.  Application materials are posted online at  You may contact the Planning Office at (864) 467-4476 for more information.  Application materials are subject to change.

In some cases the applicant may be required, as part of the application process, to hold a neighborhood meeting before the application is heard by the Commission. Property owners within 500’ of the application site would then be notified by mail.  A property owner that directly abuts the proposed project or owners of 20% of parcels within 500’ may also request a meeting. Contact the Planning and Development Office for further instructions.

Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission will act upon the applications.  The Commission’s actions for the following types of applications constitute a Recommendation to the City Council:

• Matters pertaining to the Comprehensive Plan – Item A (New Business)
• Amendments to the text of the Land Management Ordinance (Zoning/Land Development Regulations)
• Amendments to the Zoning District Map (including ‘Planned Developments’ and ‘Flexible Review Districts’)
• Variances to the Stormwater Management Ordinance
• Planning-related studies and plans

The City Council will consider these items at scheduled, public Meetings (two readings of an ordinance to either approve, or disapprove, a proposal are required).  You will not receive a separate notice of those meetings, but you are invited to attend and register with the City Clerk if you wish to comment upon an Application at the Meeting(s).  You may contact the City Clerk’s Office at (864) 467-4441 to verify the date of the City Council Meeting or refer to the meeting schedule reflected on the City’s web site ( 

The Commission’s action for the following types of applications constitutes a Decision of the Planning Commission (i.e., no further actions are required):

• Matters pertaining to the Design and Specifications Manual 
• Approval of Land Development Permits (Major Subdivisions and Multifamily Residential Development proposals)
• Approval of Final Development Plans for ‘Planned Developments’
• Street name changes 
• Variances to the Stormwater Management Ordinance
• Appeals from the Decisions of the Administrator relative to the Design and Specifications Manual, or sections 19-6.7 through 19-6.10 of the Land Management Ordinance

Public Comment Instructions
You will have the opportunity to voice your comments prior to the virtual meeting or during the public hearing portion of the live virtual meeting.
Procedure for Public Comment PRIOR TO Virtual Meeting
You may submit written comments to: Planning & Development Office, PO Box 2207, Greenville, SC 29602, by fax at (864) 467-4510, or by email at

Written comments must be received by 2PM Friday before the hearing in order to be given adequate time for consideration by the commission before the hearing.  Comments received after 2PM Friday will be provided to the commission at the hearing.  Please reference the application number and include your name and address on all correspondence.  All comments will be made part of the public record.

Procedure for Public Comment DURING Live Virtual Meeting

1. The Planning Commission Chair will read through each agenda item and call for a list of names who wish to speak during public comment. The public shall communicate directly with the Planning Staff Liaison if they wish to speak on the specific agenda item.

2. The Planning Staff Liaison will take a list of names, which will be called in order at the time of the specific agenda item, to provide public comment.

3. The Planning Staff Liaison will communicate directly with the public during the public portion of each item to provide comments on the specific agenda item.

4. Each member of the public shall provide their comments when their name is called by the Planning Staff Liaison.

5. Each member of the public will have 3 minutes to speak on the specific agenda item. When speaking:Begin by clearly stating your name and address for the record. Please spell your name if it is prone to be misspelled. The 3-minute timer will start after you provide this information. Please do not repeat information already presented by someone else and avoid off-topic statements. Those who wish to share similar concerns are encouraged to appoint a spokesperson to speak on behalf of the group. Direct all comments and questions to the chairperson, who will respond or direct the question to the appropriate party for response.

6. The Planning Staff Liaison will continue through the list of names until all members of the public who wished to speak on the specific agenda item have had an opportunity.

7. Once all names are called and public comment provided, the public portion for that specific agenda item will be closed.

Steps for Online Virtual Meeting Access
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Steps for Phone Virtual Meeting Access
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