While the City’s Land Management Ordinance (LMO) must be updated in order to effectively implement the recommendations in GVL2040, City Council recognizes that a comprehensive revision to the LMO is a complex, involved process that cannot be accomplished quickly. As a result, City Council recently directed staff to develop text amendments to the LMO that will help protect the character of existing neighborhoods from the impact of commercial and multi-family development in the near term. Staff’s first charge was to address a series of specific development issues, including outdoor dining, commercial trash collection, light pollution, field changes, lot coverage allowances, height transitions, setback requirements and landscape buffers.
The Planning Commission held a special called workshop on May 24 to review and discuss the proposed text amendments. Subsequently, revisions have been made and the public comment period has been reopened. The Planning Commission will consider the revised text amendments at a special called meeting on Wednesday, June 9 at 4 p.m. The public is invited to review and comment on the latest revisions aimed at protecting the character of Greenville's neighborhoods. The deadline to submit comments is Noon on June 7.