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Thoughts on the UNRI Repeal

Thoughts on the UNRI Repeal

By Jerry Weitz Member, Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission I am speaking in advance of Tuesday’s (March 18, 2014) public hearings. I’m writing about two ordinances initiated by Greenville City Council for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z). One proposal would repeal the four-unrelated provision inserted via zoning overlay district applying to the […]


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 […]


Budget, Grants, Plans and Parking: City Council’s June Decisions

Budget, Grants, Plans and Parking: City Council’s June Decisions

by Lisa Wilbourne After the Monday June 10 public hearing on the proposed $84 million budget (how many citizens came to voice an opinion? Zero.), city council passed the budget as recommended by staff on Thursday with a 5-1 vote (Kandie Smith, Max Joyner, Rose Glover, Dennis Mitchell, Calvin Mercer supporting; Marion Blackburn opposing). Blackburn […]


Council Goes Green: Environmentally Friendly Policies in April

Council Goes Green: Environmentally Friendly Policies in April

By Lisa Wilbourne On April 11, city council made three environmentally friendly votes. One will allow for solar farming in the city; another to begin studying the Tar River to preserve it and promote development and ecotourism; and the third, for council to go paperless. They also voted to approve a set of parking recommendations […]


Coming up: Transportation and Parking; Looking back: Neighborhoods

Coming up: Transportation and Parking; Looking back: Neighborhoods

by Lisa Wilbourne City council will choose one of two spots identified by the Greenville Transportation and Activity Center’s steering committee as the location for the center. Council will also vote on whether to built a 256-space parking deck on under-used, city-owned lot at the corner of 4th and Cotanche Streets. [After hearing this item explained […]


Council to Vote on Occupancy Rules

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne A long-debated proposal to change the occupancy rules in one Greenville neighborhood will be decided tonight. City council will vote on what’s known as the University Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (UNRI), proposed two months ago by councilor Max Joyner. Under the proposal, homes meeting certain criteria and located in a neighborhood stretching from […]


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