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Student & Market Rate Housing Analysis:  During City Council's June 5, 2017 meeting, Council authorized professional consulting services to determine whether the supply of private dormitory developments and market-rate apartments, existing and approved for construction, have saturated or will saturate the housing market.  Kimley-Horn Consultants presented this report to City Council on January 8, 2017.  

Online Mapping - Geographic Information System (GIS) Our GIS organizes the City of Greenville’s geographical data into unique layers, each containing information about specific data such as address points, streets, and zoning. Layers can be added together to create a map document that contains valuable information and allows the user to visualize the data in ways that reveal relationships and patterns that facilitate better decision making.

2016 Planning and Development Activities Report - Interactive - It may take a minute to download

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(Previous Years' Activities Report are also posted at the bottom of this page)

Planning Division Support

The Planning Division serves as the administrative and technical coordinator for land development and zoning requests throughout the city's 65-square-mile planning jurisdiction. The Planning Division provides administrative and technical support to:


Interactive Map of Non-Residential Projects Recently Completed, Under Construction or Coming Soon

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Phone Numbers by Planning Activity

Planning Division staff members assist developers and citizens in the submission, analysis, recommendation and approval of development proposals and plans. You are encouraged to download and review applications relevant to your inquiry prior to contacting staff members.  Most frequently requested applications may be quickly retrieved by selecting blue titles below that proceed staff members' names whom administer each planning activity.  Less frequently requested documents are also available to download by selecting the tab in the left margin entitled,  "Plans, Maps and Applications."   

Manual of Fees -  Planning 

If you do not see a planning-related activity listed above that you want to discuss, please contact Amy Nunez, Staff Support Specialist II, for assistance, 252.329-4498,


bannerHorizons 2026:  Greenville's Community Plan is Greenville's long-range comprehensive plan, which includes land use, transportation, recreation and parks, historic preservation and environmental protection goals and policies.  In addition to the online digital version, information of how to order copies of Horizons 2026 and where printed copies are available for view is available in the tab, "Plans, Maps and Applications"Enlargement of the Future Land Use and Character Map.


Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances 

NOTES:  The Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances posted online are current through ordinance number 16-067 and DO NOT incorporate recently adopted Zoning and Subdivision ordinances you may download which are listed below.  After the American Legal website opens, refer to Title 9, Chapter 4 for the Subdivision Ordinance and Chapter 5 for the Zoning Ordinance.  Also note, Ordinance Number 16-010 (Allows dormitory developments in the CDF-UC district) was not correctly codified in the online Zoning Ordinance.  Select this sentence to review forthcoming corrections to accurately codify Ord. No. 16-010.       

  • Ord. 17-030, 04/10/17, Extend the review time of preliminary plats by 10 business days; and
  • Ord. 17-036, 05/10/17, Increase the maximum height of distributed antenna system (DAS) equipment from 25 feet to 35 feet in the Downtown Commercial zoning district.

Planning and Development Activities Reports

2016 Planning and Development Activities Report (Interactive - may take a minute to load) 

2015 Planning and Development Activities Report (Interactive - may take a minute to load)

2014 Planning and Development Activities Report

2013 Planning and Development Activities Report


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