Why is the City rezoning properties?

The City’s current Land Management Ordinance (the official term for the development or zoning code) is nearly 20 years old and has not had a comprehensive update since it was originally enacted. Both residents and developers are frustrated by the lack of clarity and inconsistencies throughout the ordinance, which provides inconsistent development outcomes, does little to protect existing neighborhoods and is essentially, inadequate for our growing community. 

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1. Why is the City rezoning properties?
2. When was the draft code developed?
3. What will the new code do?
4. I’ve heard that the federal government is involved in rezoning property in Greenville – is that true?
5. I’ve heard that single-family neighborhoods will no longer exist if the development code is approved. Is that true?
6. How will the development code affect minority and low-income neighborhoods?
7. How will the new code protect existing neighborhoods?
8. How will the new code affect the neighborhoods where churches are located?
9. I heard that, with the new code, residents whose homes are nonconforming will not be able to rebuild their homes if they catch on fire – is that true?
10. What are some of the other benefits of the new code?
11. Have property owners’ concerns been considered during the process?