Greenville residents, key stakeholders, community leaders and city planning and development staff are working to rewrite the City's development code.
The code aims to preserve what Greenville has now, so new development will be largely restricted to corridors and small urban centers, or nodes.
To focus development into select compact areas and preserve open space in between, the code must support urban development patterns, rather than a suburban pattern.
An urban development plan creates opportunities for people to live in denser population centers with stores services accessible via public transportation or by walking or biking. In the suburbs, you drive from place to place because everything is spread out.
The Node-Corridor-Neighborhood framework and the focus on open spaces and mobility were introduced in the GVL2040 comprehensive plan.
Existing residential neighborhoods, most of them dominated by single-family houses, will remain largely unchanged.
As Greenville evolves, it will develop around major intersections that contain four- to six-story buildings and feel like miniature versions of downtown.