Council gives green light to new building zoning

The Greenville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the rezoning to accommodate a planned development called Pinegates Village, which will feature shops, apartments and single-family homes along the 3300 block of Joe Ramsey Boulevard.

Council approved the rezoning from multi-family/light commercial to planned development.

According to the concept plan, Pinegates Village will be located on an 89-acre site and will consist of 135 single-family lots, 15 apartment buildings, air-conditioned mini warehouses, a five-story hotel, retail and office space. Space.

City planner Steve Methven said developer Peloton Land Solutions has hired a professional planner and engineer. He said he notified 14 nearby property owners and received one response that was in favor of rezoning.

“I feel like we’re in that place right now – if we go with this – that we can get this up and running,” he said.

He noted that the site already has sewerage and water supply.

Also Tuesday, the council approved a request by Police Chief Chris Smith to purchase 41 ballistic shields for police use. The police patrol unit can now only use three shields, which are bulky and heavy and not designed to stop rifle projectiles, Smith said. He noted that the new shields weigh much less than the current ones, cannot stop rifle fire and should last 15 years. The purchase price of the shields is $91,453 and will be paid for by grant funds.

The council also called municipal elections for 6 May. The 3rd and 4th City Council seats are up for re-election this spring, currently held by Councilman Kristen Washington and Councilman Tim Cruise, respectively. If a second round of elections is needed, the date will be 17 June.

The Council has also awarded contracts to Tri-Con Services and PaveCon for the annual 2023 street renovation project. The council approved the $970,427 Tri-Con bid and the $478,718 PavCon bid.

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