The plan that emerged from the committee made notable concessions to developers beyond what the county’s planning staff had assimilated from the ideas of numerous stakeholders and groups of residents over the past two months.
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The county owns the building, which for years was used as a community gathering place for residents in the 500-home community. But a posted notice on the building says that it must be demolished and all debris removed by July 1.
There are at least five legal challenges tied to Greenville County's controversial Article 3.1 being mounted in court by residents upset at approved developments, and by developers whose projects were rejected based on the rule.
Some see "guardians of Greenville." Others see demons exorcised by artist Jorge Marin. Either way, Greenville County took $7,500 away from the Hispanic Alliance after some residents complained about Wings of the City.
Administrative Law Judge Phillip Lenski ordered Ennis Fant to pay the difference between the two tax rates for the entire period plus penalties for a total of nearly $72,000. Fant has already paid the $16,000 in penalties.
Council removed two members from longstanding board assignments in what the ousted members called a "grudge vote." It was part of a chain of events that touched on old disagreements, a recent rezoning battle and a proposal to cut funding over a public art display.
Some County Council members said the project would lead to further gentrification of the area, which is near the Augusta Road corridor. The council recommended flexible review district zoning, which would have given it more control over the project.
Residents want to preserve environmental aspects that remain in an area once known for open fields and stands of trees. They want to lay clear guidelines for future development and infrastructure improvements to reduce traffic congestion.
In recent days there has been intense community dialogue surrounding the Wings of the City art exhibit in Greenville. This is a good thing.
County Council will debate new regulations for tiny home subdivisions after community uproar to a recently approved project near Lake Robinson.