New guidelines should give DRB more direction

Public will get first look at proposal in February

When it comes to planning, Greenville designs for people, not buildings, first

The new 55 E. Camperdown Way office building as originally proposed would have detracted from our river vista and removed for all time the trees that conspicuously form a natural green connection between people on Main Street and the park. It is the city’s desire to preserve this link by buying the site, enlarging the footprint of Falls Park and (in the words of Harriet Wyche) our “oasis in the heart of the city.”

Candidates for House District 22 and Greenville County Sheriff waging write-in campaigns

You won’t find the names of Paul Guy and Brett Brocato on the ballot, but they’re running for Greenville County sheriff and South Carolina House District 22, respectively, as write-in candidates.

The mayor eyes new source of funding to improve public projects

For an example of how a city can use Tax Increment Financing districts to encourage revitalization in certain areas, look no further than Greenville.

Proposed Greenville County sign ordinance creates burdensome regulations

The proudest, and scariest, moment for a new business is switching on the “open” sign and putting the sandwich board out on the street to let the world know you’re there. However, if you’re starting a business in Greenville County, you’re going to need a few new government permits for that, if the county Sign Ordinance Study Committee gets its way.

What do you mean County Square could become an industrial park?

County Square, the county’s government headquarters in an old mall on University Ridge that is adjacent to the West End and less than two miles from the heart of downtown, could become a multi-county industrial park. But that doesn’t mean a big industrial plant will go on the land that has drawn interest from national and local developers.

The Internet of Things is coming to Greenville — just not yet

The city of Greenville has reached an agreement with 20 other cities regarding the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a new buzz term that refers to the idea of equipping everyday objects with sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity so they can collect, send and receive data, thus “talking” to each other and to people. The objects that can be interconnected this way go far beyond computers and cell phones to include vehicles, buildings, factory machinery, jet engines, virtually anything.

City engineers oppose special permit for Chick-fil-A on Augusta Street

City of Greenville engineers have announced their opposition to a proposed — and very controversial — Chick-fil-A drive-thru on Augusta Street. The department of engineering is not in favor of granting the restaurant a special exception to the city’s zoning laws.

Greenville County Animal Care prepares to shelter animals as coastal evacuees arrive

Greenville County is preparing to house more than 400 animals that tag along with their owners as they evacuate the South Carolina coast, which is going to be impacted by Hurricane Matthew later this week.

Stakeholders give feedback on what Greenville’s downtown should look like

A lot has changed in Greenville since the city’s downtown design guidelines were written in 2000. Just like fashion that sometimes thankfully cycles out of popularity and something cooler takes it place, there are new trends in uses and aesthetics of downtown development.

Greenville County agrees to poultry plant expansion near state farmers market

On Tuesday, Greenville County Council released its rights to 28 acres of undeveloped land just off Pine Knoll Drive. Now, the land is being sold to House of Raeford Farms, according to a Greenville County official with knowledge of the project.

Commission approves controversial Copperleaf development, residents consider appeal

The Greenville County Planning Commission unanimously approved a subdivision called Copperleaf on Wednesday afternoon despite opposition.

Proposed ordinance will require restaurants to have more parking

Shopping centers where restaurants exceed 25 percent of available floor space will have to have more off-street parking if they are adjacent to residential neighborhoods under new regulations that received initial approval from the Greenville City Council Monday night.

Three school board members face opposition in November election

Three of the six Greenville County School Board seats up for election in November — now filled by Debi Bush, Danna Rohleder and Kenneth Baxter — will be contested.

Greenville delegation will ask state tax office about GHS and property taxes

S.C. Rep. Mike Burns (Rep-District 17) says members of the Greenville County legislative delegation who oppose Greenville Health System’s restructuring plan are “talking with the state department of revenue.”