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City unveils new websites for tracking development


By Seth Thomas Gulledge
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The city of Greenville has unveiled a new pair of interactive websites to help the public to track development in the the city. 

The websites were designed by the City’s Planning Division. In a Friday news release, Planning GIS Technician Patrick House said the websites are a new way for residents in the city to stay informed about what type of growth is happening around them. 

"We feel like this is a good way to track growth in the city," House said in the release. "So many people ask, ‘What is going on here?’ or 'What is being built there?’ They can now go to these sites and get the answers. It tells the story of the city's growth and activities from the Planning Division's perspective. We have taken what used to be paper-based reports and transformed them into an interactive web application."

According to the release, the Development and Activities Report provides data from annexations, population density, site plans, preliminary plats, building inspections, rezoning applications, zoning patterns, historic preservation, and more in a user-friendly story map format. The site also feature maps and links to detail recently completed and future development in the city.

The Interactive Map of Non-Residential Projects, allows users to navigate through site plans for non-residential projects that recently were completed, are under construction, or are coming soon within a distance of a user-selected location. The information available includes names, types, and acreage for site plans in Greenville, along with the year a project was approved, directions, and its character and land-use designation in the Horizons 2026 Community Plan.

The release said the sites can be viewed through browsers on desktops, mobile phones, and tablets. They can be accessed on Planning Division’s page the city’s website at www.greenvillenc.gov/government/community-development/planning-division.

For more information about the sites and how to use them, contact GIS Technician I Patrick House at 329-4236 or phouse@greenvillenc.gov.

Contact Seth Gulledge at sgulledge@reflector.com and 329-9579.