GVL2040, the comprehensive planning process that will give the City of Greenville a policy blueprint and decision-making guide for the next 20 years, is nearly two-thirds complete. To ensure that the draft plan takes shape in a way that reflects what the community is willing to support, the project team needs additional input from residents and community stakeholders to evaluate the benefits, costs and trade-offs associated with the three growth scenarios presented at the GVL2040 open house in February:
Scenario #1: “Stay the course” of recent decades through growth on vacant land, under existing zoning and building codes, and boost the pace of affordable housing development.
Scenario #2: Allow increased density in “nodes” and corridors and allow the development of existing vacant land, as in Scenario 1. The increased density nodes and corridors would accommodate a larger volume of affordable housing and make higher-quality transit service realistic.
Scenario #3: Allow increased density in nodes and corridors, as in Scenario 2, to accommodate additional affordable housing and higher-quality transit service—but also set aside a portion of existing vacant land as preserved open space.
The public is encouraged to participate in a new online survey designed to identify how Greenville residents and stakeholders want the community to grow and where they want growth to happen. The results of the survey will help the GVL2040 project team finalize a preferred model for growth.
The survey is available at https://publicinput.com/L4025 and the deadline to participate is Friday, June 5.
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