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Four Unrelated Overlay Zone Out (but we like the recommendations anyway)

Four Unrelated Overlay Zone Out (but we like the recommendations anyway)

by Lisa Ellison Editor (February 13, 2014) Temper tantrums and salty-tongue wound licking were the flavors of the night during discussion of the three-unrelated rule and the University Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (UNRI) at Thursday’s meeting of city council. Revisiting the decision to impose an “overlay district” upon a small section of the Tar River-University Neighborhood […]


Money for Favors?

Money for Favors?

by Lisa Ellison, Editor (February 13, 2014) One of the most contentious debates in the proceedings of Greenville’s last city council, increasing the city-wide limit on the number of unrelated people permitted to live in the same house, has returned. And based on campaign donation records from last fall’s election, which seated a new council, […]


TRUNA Document: Where it came from and what it says

TRUNA Document: Where it came from and what it says

by Lisa Ellison A webpage maligning renters  and rumored to have been published by a neighborhood association has been shown 1) not have been produced by the association and 2) to be a creative, as opposed to editorial, work.  The Tar River University Neighborhood Association (TRUNA) was accused of  publishing disparaging remarks about renters on […]


Public Works Commended

Public Works Commended

In a world where it seems so few things go our way, every beacon of hope that shines through the clouds is appreciated. As such, I want to share an experience I recently had with the city of Greenville. I live in the University neighborhood, near the small park between Woodlawn Avenue and Park Drive. […]


Residents Sue City

Residents Sue City

Two months after a local law firm filed a formal request for information from Greenville officials, a group comprised mainly of  Tar River-University Neighborhood residents has taken the next step. They’re taking the city to court, battling a new ordinance which increases from three to four the number of unrelated occupants permitted to reside in […]


University Neighborhood Residents Fight Back

University Neighborhood Residents Fight Back

On behalf of a group of homeowners, Ward and Smith has filed a request for information with the City of Greenville concerning the recent council decision to expand the definition of family in a small portion of the University area (the so called three-unrelated ordinance). John Martin and Derek Allen are the homeowners’ legal representatives at […]


Making Greenville Grow. Up.

Making Greenville Grow. Up.

When four of Greenville’s six city councilors voted Thursday to increase occupancy limits for unrelated people living in homes of the city’s Tar River-University neighborhood, each – along with the mayor – displayed a blatant disregard for the will of the people. Despite clear-cut and overwhelming public opposition from city residents, from the Planning and […]


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