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Call police dispatch: 864-271-5333. The dispatcher will notify the Animal Control Officer who will respond to your home or incident location.
Business license renewals postmarked March 1 or later by the U.S. Postal Service will be assessed a 10% penalty. This penalty will increase 10% each month up to a 50% maximum penalty.
Depending on your route, buses begin service as early as 5:30 a.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Depending on your route, buses depart on their last trip at 6:30 p.m. and end service at the Greenlink Transfer Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. On Saturday, buses depart for their last trip at 5:30 p.m. and end service at 6:30 p.m. Buses do not run on Sundays. View Route Schedules.
A full-fare passenger is charged $1.50 per ride and an additional $0.50 for a transfer to another bus. All-day passes can be purchased for $5.00. A full-fare 20-ride punch pass can be purchased for $27.00. Discounted fares are provided for senior citizens, passengers with disabilities, students, and children. More about rates
Regular bus fares can be paid with cash on your bus via the fare box. All-day passes and punch passes must be purchased at the Greenlink Transfer Center (100 W. McBee Avenue, Greenville). The Transfer Center accepts cash, Visa, or MasterCard for ticket purchases.
TouchPass is an electronic ticketing system that allows customers to pay their bus fare using a reloadable smartcard or a smartphone app. TouchPass speeds up the boarding process and eliminates the need for passengers to have cash or coins on hand, worry about lost transfer tickets or search for their 20-ride punch pass. As an added benefit, customers can freeze their account if they lose their TouchPass card and then transfer their account balance to a new card*. Customers can also utilize an auto-load feature to replenish their account whenever it drops below a certain balance.
Greenlink customers can download the TouchPass app by searching for “TouchPass Transit” in the iOS or Android app store. Within the app, customers can purchase passes and load stored value to their account using a credit or debit card.
Customers who would prefer the reloadable smart card can pick one up at the dispatch booth inside the Transit Center at 100 W McBee Ave. Balances can be loaded onto customer smart card accounts by visiting www.TouchPass.com and paying with a credit or debit card, or by visiting the dispatch booth and purchasing fares using cash or a credit or debit card.
Greenlink customers who qualify for a reduced fare will need to bring documentation to the dispatch booth and have their TouchPass accounts updated to reflect their appropriate fare category.
Please call 864-467-5000 with any questions regarding the TouchPass ticketing system.
* If your TouchPass card is lost or stolen, a replacement card can be purchased for $2.
Greenlink has partnered with Google to provide Google Transit. This widget provides riders step-by-step directions for getting around town using Greenlink. Access Google Transit using Google Maps.
Greenville Area Paratransit (GAP) offers shuttle services to locations within three-quarters of a mile from the regular fixed routes. GAP hours are Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m.to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. GAP fares are $3 each way, or a book of 10 rides may be purchased for $30. GAP rides must be scheduled at least one day in advance. Learn more about GAP services, eligibility, and reservation procedures.
Greenlink offers free trolley rides through downtown Greenville Thursday-Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Additionally, a Friday “Lunchlink” service is offered from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along a condensed route. Visit the Trolley webpage for more information.
A BikeLid is a locker that can hold up to two bikes. The locker has a hinged lid that protects your bike from inclement weather conditions, such as rain and snow, and helps to secure bikes from theft and vandalism. Greenlink has ten bike lockers located throughout downtown Greenville. Bike Locker rental rates are $50 for six months plus a $40 refundable deposit for the lock and key. Download Bike Locker Rental Agreement.
The City of Greenville is embarking on a planning process to develop a new Comprehensive Plan to determine the course of the next 20 years. This process, called Greenville 2040, will enable the community to help shape the vision and make recommendations through ongoing engagement opportunities. When completed, the comprehensive plan will help guide decision-making in Greenville for years to come.
A comprehensive plan is a long-term guide for the future physical development of a city that considers the input of citizens, businesses and other stakeholders. It includes recommendations for future land use, community facilities, connectivity, open space and recreation areas, cultural and natural resources and economic development. It includes a vision (an aspirational statement about the future condition of the city); goals (desired outcomes for each of the plan topics that are expressed simply) and actions to achieve the goals.Download: What Is A Comprehensive Plan?
In general, planning demonstrates good stewardship. Change – good or bad – happens whether we are ready or not. Greenville is located within one of the most rapidly growing areas of the United States and the metro area is the fastest growing area in South Carolina. The previous plan was adopted in 2009 and almost 10 years later, most of that plan has been implemented. It is time to reflect and take stock of the existing conditions and trends facing the community and solicit the community’s ideas and input to create a plan that will guide the long-term preservation, revitalization and growth of our city.
The comprehensive plan is just that – comprehensive. Topics range from land use and transportation to economic development and parks. Each topic will include a thorough evaluation of the city’s current conditions and the most important trends. The community will be asked for input through in-person and online engagement activities. Finally, recommendations will emerge in each topic that meld the technical analysis with the intuition of citizens. Topics in the Greenville 2040 Comprehensive Plan include population, economic development, natural resources, cultural resources, community facilities, housing, land use, transportation and priority investment.
As residents and business owners in the city, you stand to gain from a well-executed comprehensive plan. This is especially true if you become active in the process and share your thoughts and ideas. The City is committed to an open process where anyone who cares about the future of Greenville has a chance to contribute. Ultimately, the comprehensive plan is intended to deliver greater prosperity and quality of life to all segments of the community. By getting involved you can help shape the vision and policies that make this happen.
The process is being guided by a 42-member citizen steering committee. The City received a total of 228 applications for the committee and the members were ultimately selected through a rigorous process to ensure that the committee represents the diverse interests in the city. The steering committee will meet regularly throughout the process to plan outreach activities, discuss the technical analysis and give input on the direction of the plan, with oversight by the City’s Planning & Development Department, in collaboration with the consultant team.
Everyone is invited to contribute their thoughts and ideas and there will be many opportunities to do so throughout the planning process. Meetings will be announced well in advance through traditional media, social media and the City’s website. Please visit www.gvl2040.com and register your email address to receive direct updates on the process and engagement opportunities.
Absolutely not! By living, working or raising a family in Greenville, you know a lot about this community, and whether you’ve just moved here or you’re a lifelong resident, your perspective is important.
When you contribute an idea to Greenville 2040, you are contributing directly to the comprehensive plan. Depending on when you get involved, your ideas could serve as the foundation for the community’s vision statement, contribute to one of the plan’s goals, inspire a specific action (like a new project, policy or program) or set the course for implementation.
There are several different planning processes going on in the city and region concurrently. The Downtown Strategic Master Plan process, which kicked off in June of 2018, focused on the downtown area only. The City also recently completed the Wade Hampton Boulevard Strategic Plan and the 2018 Historic Resources Survey. Greenville County is also undertaking a comprehensive planning process, which Greenville 2040 will be mindful of and will coordinate with as appropriate.
The process will last roughly 20 months, with a goal of adopting the plan in the winter of 2020.
More information is available at www.gvl2040.com. Be sure to share your email address with us under “Stay Informed” and we’ll keep you updated on upcoming meetings and major announcements.
A comprehensive plan provides a framework and guiding principles, and the creation of jobs is an outcome of a successful plan. The plan does advocate for the creation of small urban centers located throughout the city, and those commerce areas will become job centers.
Currently, developers are seeking land in traditional neighborhoods because there are no incentives to do otherwise. By developing small urban centers or “nodes,” Greenville will shift the tide, encouraging growth in defined areas through incentives such as increased building heights and allowances for density. While land values in these urban centers will increase, the values of homes in traditional neighborhoods will become more stable over time.
Green space and open space actually play a key role in the plan. While Greenville is an urban environment, the plan emphasizes the preservation of green space as a key contributor to quality of life
Creating more desirable areas in our city will help attract more companies to Greenville. Quality of life can be a deciding factor in the site selection process and the plan puts Greenville on track for a high quality of life ranking.
We don’t consider the plan to be auto-oriented. The plan supports the creation of small urban centers within a five-minute walk of adjacent traditional neighborhoods. Those urban centers are connected via corridors designed to support public transportation, which could be bus, light rail or some future option.
Our data (census, development, etc.) tells us that growth has occurred and is projected to continue. The plan acknowledges that growth will happen and gives us the ability to shape growth in a healthy way.
The plan preserves single-family housing because it strengthens traditional neighborhoods. By redirecting development to small urban centers, the plan effectively takes the pressure off of traditional neighborhoods.
Company leaders are looking for quality of life for themselves and their employees. The plan helps us create areas where people want to live.
Regardless of race, many cannot afford to live in the city. People leave because the land values are inflated. We want to create a new balance that slows the rate of increase in residential land values and stabilizes our existing neighborhoods. The plan also establishes a goal of making 10-12% of all new housing units affordable (an increase from 8% currently) and recommends creating affordable housing throughout the city instead of only in specific areas.
There is a clear connection between the City’s and the County’s plans. The county plan directs growth to its existing urban centers, including the city of Greenville, which is the largest. The City’s plan assumes that and, in turn, directs that growth to small urban centers.
The overall vision is for Greenville to grow in a healthy way that makes it stronger rather than allowing growth to occur at the expense of quality of life. The plan considers a new way of growing, a willingness to work for what Greenville wants to be and a willingness to adapt, putting Greenville squarely on the path to becoming a vibrant, sustainable and successful community.
Comprehensive plans are not meant to be project-specific. The plan is designed to provide a framework for the community to consider each new development based on its merits.
Because it will require collaboration between the public and private sectors, the plan calls for incentives to provide balance. For example, developers can donate more green space on a specific project and receive an allowance for added building height. In addition to using incentives, the City will also seek grant funding.
The nodes included in the plan are for illustrative purposes, based on areas where small urban centers are already forming. When a node location is officially identified, there will be a master planning process, which involves numerous opportunities for public participation.
Downtown will always be our primary urban center, and the plan continues to emphasize downtown. The recently completed Downtown Master Plan also affirms its role as our city center.
The plan supports the concept that affordable housing can go anywhere. An affordable home could be in an apartment complex, mixed in with market-priced apartments or it could be a townhome in a traditional neighborhood. Federal guidelines are used to determine who is eligible for affordable housing.
Open space has a direct impact on a community’s quality of life. Economic development analysts call it the “golden rule” of development. Cities that maintain a high quality of life enjoy ongoing growth and prosperity.
When we consolidate growth in nodes that are bikeable, walkable and accessible via public transportation, we reduce the traffic pressure along the corridors that connect them. The goal is to create an environment where maintaining an automobile is not considered essential.
Widening roads could be part of a solution to a specific congestion issue, but it is only one option. There are other ways to manage traffic (such as public transit, integrated trail systems, etc.). The plan considers using other options to reduce pressure on roadways.
All three of the plan’s identified priorities (affordable housing, open space and transportation) are about growth. The plan emphasizes directing most of Greenville’s new growth into higher density nodes or centers located throughout the city that are connected by major corridors. We are creating a place where people can live, work and play within five miles of their home.
Throughout the public engagement phases of the planning process, the need to add more affordable housing continued to emerge as a top priority for the community. Home prices and rents have risen faster than inflation in recent years and many residents have diminishing options—especially for homeownership.
Effective public transit requires density. Right now, our community is spread out, which makes it difficult and expensive to meet transportation needs. The plan creates nodes of density throughout the city, which will increase ridership opportunities.
We are preserving traditional neighborhoods by protecting them from gentrification. The plan recommends incentives and regulations to push development pressure to the nodes rather than established neighborhoods. The result will be stabilized land values in neighborhoods because redevelopment will be more costly.
While the core values listed in the plan may not reflect the values of any one person, they do reflect the community’s values, which were identified through extensive public engagement efforts.
There is no impact on tax rates associated with the plan.
A historic resources survey is the process of identifying historic properties within the boundaries of a specific geographical area, documenting their location and physical characteristics and evaluating their significance within an appropriate historical context. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the SC Department of Archives & History uses survey information to identify properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and the City of Greenville's Historic Resources Survey is part of their statewide effort. The City of Greenville Historic Resource Survey follows the guidelines developed by the SHPO for the collection of architectural information within specified areas in the city limits that have not been previously inventoried. For this project, we will collect information on buildings constructed before 1975, including architectural form and style, historic materials and features and dates of construction and alteration. That information will become part of the SHPO's statewide database for historic resources. To learn more about the SHPO’s statewide survey program, visit http://shpo.sc.gov.
For properties that fit the criteria, the survey team will take photographs of the front elevation and an angled view. If a property has a historically significant outbuilding or landscape feature not visible from the street, they will ask for your permission to gain access to those resources. The information collected will focus on the building’s architecture, including building type and form, historic details, materials on exterior walls, configuration of porches, types of windows, etc.
The Historic Resource Survey does not create a local or national historic district or result in listing on a national or local register. The purpose of the project is to add to the inventory of historic structures located in the city, and while the consultant’s report may indicate that certain neighborhoods or buildings meet National Register criteria for eligibility, historic designation of any property would be a separate public process.
Properties listed in the National Register are eligible for preservation tax credits and preservation grants, and receive some protection from the potential adverse effects of federal projects. Local governments can adopt a historic preservation zoning ordinance, which enables them to designate properties of historical or architectural significance. The ordinance protects historic properties by requiring approval before property owners can build, demolish or make alterations within designated areas.
The Historic Resource Survey does not affect property taxes because it does not create a historic district or change a local property's designation. Recent studies in South Carolina found that local historic district status increases property values.
The Historic Resource Survey does not affect an owner's ability to make modifications to their property. Owners of properties located in the City’s existing historic preservation overlay districts must adhere to certain guidelines and follow a process when considering changes to their property. View the guidelines.
Several studies examine the positive economic impacts of historic preservation. Information is available on SHPO’s website at http://shpo.sc.gov.
A great place to begin is the State Historic Preservation Office website: shpo.sc.gov.
Skate sessions are limited to 30 skaters per each 1-hour skate session. In order to guarantee your spot, it is recommended to pre-purchase you skate session ticket online at www.iceonmain.com. Walk-ups will be allowed if there is space available.
In addition to limiting the capacity of the rink, all guests are asked to abide by the following COVID-19 safety precautions.
City of Greenville public restrooms are located on site, behind the water wall, for your convenience.
Hot chocolate and other seasonal treats are available for purchase at United Community Bank Ice on Main.
Skate sessions are limited to one hour. Once you turn your skates back in your Ice on Main session is complete. Please do not leave the rink area with your skates.
Yes, you may bring your own skates to United Community Bank Ice on Main but you will still have to purchase an Ice on Main skate session ticket.
If you don’t want to skate, we won’t make you! United Community Bank Ice on Main has plenty of places for you to watch your friends and family skate while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.
In order to maintain safe capacity levels, only one (1) non-ticketed spectator will be allowed into the rink event site. Viewing space for additional spectators is available on the patio next to City Hall.
Large group discounts are not available during the 2020-2021 skate season.
The ticket price is $10 for adults, $8 for kids ages 3-12 and free for kids under 2. This includes skate rental.
Each ticket is good for a 1-hours session of skating.
In order to abide by current COVID safety regulations, ice rink capacity will be limited to 30 skaters per session.
United Community Bank Ice on Main accepts cash and credit cards. Due to limited admission, it is highly recommended to reserve your skate session online in order to guarantee your preferred skate time. Walk-ups will be allowed only if there is space available.
The smallest skate size is children's 9, and the largest adult size is Men's 13.
United Community Bank Ice on Main does not provide storage for personal belongings. Please plan for any needs.
We remain open in light to moderate rain but may close in heavy and sustained rain at the discretion of Ice Rink management. No refunds or rain checks will be issued for tickets purchased.
Ice skating is an outdoor activity. We advise patrons to dress warmly and for the weather. You should also wear socks if you plan to skate.
Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of 2 in all public areas around the rink. Masks are highly recommended but not required when on the actual ice.
There are several parking garages available downtown within walking distance from United Community Bank Ice on Main. Closest are the River Street Garage and Poinsett Garage.
Skate sleds are available to rent free of charge during any public skating session starting Wednesday, November 18.
Skate scooters are available on a first come, first serve basis and are for children 12 and younger. They are available for rent for $2 at the ticket shed.
Socks are required to rent skates. Socks are available for sale at the rink.
No, all of our skates are hockey skates, and all skates are in men’s sizing.
We do allow this however its suggest you need to have someone with you who will be able to push you. We do offer skate sleds, free of charge, for those with any physical limitations or disabilities.
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The program is 26 weeks long as required by state statute.
Greenville County maintains a map of all zoning district designations within the county including the City of Greenville. View the Address Locator.
Descriptions of the districts are provided in Article 19-3, Zoning Districts of the City’s Land Management Ordinance, which is Chapter 19 of the City Municipal Code.
The city has an interactive mapping tool that provides information about all city property. Use the Address Locator
You can also search for a registered sex offender via the S.L.E.D. Sex Offender Registry website.
There are several ways to follow the Greenville Police Department on social media. We have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
You can also follow us by way of our app, which can be download via Android and iPhone.
With mediation, the citizen and the officer meet face-to-face over a period of time and a UMC mediator guides the two parties through a constructive discussion about the incident in a controlled and confidential environment. Each party has an opportunity to tell their side of the story and to explain how the interaction affected them. The mediator then works with the two parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable resolution.
If your pickup day falls on one of the following holidays, your collection service will be one day late that week: • New Year’s Day• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day• Presidents’ Day• Memorial Day• Fourth of July• Labor Day• Thanksgiving Day• Christmas Day
• A physician or optometrist will certify that your disability prevents you from transferring the garbage/recycling to the curb
If you meet the criteria, you’ll need to fill out a service application form (below) and return it to: City of Greenville Public Works, 360 S. Hudson Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Carry-Out Service Request Form
North Greenville Recycling Center514 Rutherford Road
Stone Avenue Recycling Center800 East Stone Avenue