Meeting on Proposed Changes to Lower Greenville

Lower Greenville residents, business owners, and property owners are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about a proposal to require Lower Greenville businesses that want to stay open past midnight to get a special permit from the city. The meeting will take place on July 29 at 7pm at Vickery Towers (Belmont at Greenville). In the meantime, you can see a DRAFT version of the proposed zoning ordinance.

Here are some FAQs about the proposal:

What is being proposed for Lower Greenville?
There is an imbalance of businesses on Lower Greenville: too few restaurants, neighborhood pubs, and retailers that are open during the day and evening and too many bars that are open only late at night. While this might not be a problem in a more commercial area, the strip of businesses on Lower Greenville is surrounded by neighborhoods. Nearby residents bear the brunt of the crime, noise, traffic, littering, and other problems that this over-saturation of bars brings to their neighborhood. Moreover, significant taxpayer dollars and city resources are expended to keep the area safe and under control late at night. Continue reading