“Clearly we are growing,” said Barry Nocks, a professor emeritus and former director of Clemson University’s Graduate City and Regional Planning Program. “It’s a matter of more vehicle miles traveled, and that simply leads to more pollutants from cars, and with more congestion, travel is slower, so that makes it worse.”
In the last year or so people have come out claiming that we’re slowly losing our luster, pointing to the “space available” signs that have been popping up periodically on Main Street. It would be irresponsible to sit and ignore this observation.
Greenville City Manager Shannon Lavrin said the code should help Greenville “keep up with the times.” She said the code’s design ensures the city will be able to grow responsibly and adapt to fluid development trends in the ever-changing community.