What are some of the other benefits of the new code?

The new code increases open space requirements for new office, commercial and multifamily construction and extends the protection of neighborhood heritage trees. 

The new code also incentivizes developers to work with the City to address our open space and affordable housing goals, which were established in GVL2040, the City’s comprehensive plan. The goals are to preserve as much as 35% of Greenville’s remaining vacant land as open space or parkland and to make at least 10% of all new housing in Greenville income-restricted to preserve access to high-quality affordable housing.

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1. Why is the City rezoning properties?
2. When was the draft code developed?
3. What will the new code do?
4. I’ve heard that the federal government is involved in rezoning property in Greenville – is that true?
5. I’ve heard that single-family neighborhoods will no longer exist if the development code is approved. Is that true?
6. How will the development code affect minority and low-income neighborhoods?
7. How will the new code protect existing neighborhoods?
8. How will the new code affect the neighborhoods where churches are located?
9. I heard that, with the new code, residents whose homes are nonconforming will not be able to rebuild their homes if they catch on fire – is that true?
10. What are some of the other benefits of the new code?
11. Have property owners’ concerns been considered during the process?