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plan history

As part of the City of Greenville’s commitment to maintaining and growing a healthy, vibrant downtown, the City hosted a two-day design workshop on June 26 and 27, 2007 to incorporate comments and ideas from the public for a new downtown master plan. Click here to see a photo gallery from the meetings.

Additionally, the City presented the Draft of the Downtown Master Plan at a public Open House on October 11, 2007. Click here to download the presentation. Please note: File size is 5 MB.

The new master plan will be a roadmap for the future of downtown development, which is built on Greenville’s extensive history and planning efforts. The planning process involved in-depth analysis and public input, beginning in spring 2007 and finishing in the summer of 2008.  The plan will need approval from the City’s Planning Commission and City Council.

Download a copy of the Greenville Downtown Master Plan.

plan adoption meetings

The following meetings are scheduled to consider adoption of the Downtown Master Plan:

Planning Commission Meeting
Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 4:00 PM
9th floor conference room, City Hall

Public Hearing and 1st Reading
City Council
Monday, September 29, 2008
5:30 PM
10th floor City Council Chambers

2nd Reading
City Council
Monday, October 13, 2008
5:30 PM
10th floor City Council Chambers

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Design Workshop Kick-Off: 
Attributes of Great Cities, Process for Master Planning, and Goals for Greenville

Greenville Mayor Knox White kicked off this session, which served as the start of the two-day design workshop, focusing on the characteristics that define great places and cities.  The session culminated with a discussion on the overall master planning process and the features that make Greenville unique.

Download the Presentations:
Attributes of Great Cities
Master Plan Process
Building Our Assets

Download the Session Notes:
Goals for Greenville

Positioning Greenville
This work session focused on downtown Greenville’s economics, including regional context, market conditions of retail, office, and residential sectors, and market positioning.

Download the Positioning Greenville Presentation
Download the Positioning Greenville Session Notes


Making Connections

This work session examined topics such as circulation, connections, “wayfinding,” gateways, traffic, transit, and a framework for downtown development.

Download the Making Connections Presentation
Download the Making Connections Session Notes

Beyond Main Street

Topics at this work session included future development sites, building reuse potential, density and intensity, open space amenities, and urban character.

Download the Beyond Main Street Presentation
Download the Beyond Main Street Notes

Moving Greenville Forward

This session culminated the two-day design work sessions, summarizing the findings and alternatives, discussing next steps, and addressing questions.

Download the Session Summary Presentation


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