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Call police dispatch: 864-271-5333. The dispatcher will notify the Animal Control Officer who will respond to your home or incident location.
The business license fee is calculated based on gross income and the type of business. Our staff will be glad to assist you in determining your specific classification and resulting fee. You can estimate the cost of your fees by utilizing the online business license calculator.
No, by state law, business licenses are based on a business’ gross income. A business’ 1st Business License fee will be based on a reasonable estimate of gross income from the start of operation to December 31 of that year.
The base business license fee covers $2,000 of gross income. After a business’ initial business license, subsequent licenses will be based on actual gross income from the previous year.
A Business License fee enables essential services such as fire protection, street, and sidewalk maintenance, parks and recreation programs, code enforcement activities, and building inspections.
Funding from this fee ensures quality service to the residents and business owners located in the City as well as to business owners coming into the city to conduct business. These revenues help ensure a high quality of life, which in turn helps create a desirable and prosperous business environment in the City of Greenville.
Business license renewals postmarked March 1 or later by the U.S. Postal Service will be assessed a 10% penalty. This penalty will increase 10% each month up to a 50% maximum penalty.
The temporary curfew went into effect at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25.
The curfew will expire on its own after 60 days unless City Council takes additional action.
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The following categories of workers are exempted and free to travel and carry out their duties:
• Workers identified as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers by the Department of Homeland Security. A list of those workers is found here: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce
• To the extent they are not otherwise included, police officers, firefighters, active duty military, healthcare providers and public works and utility workers employed by the City, County, State and Federal governments.
The City’s curfew ordinance also exempts workers identified as essential by the State of South Carolina. To date, the State has not formally identified those individuals. The City will refer to the list provided by the Department of Homeland Security and will recognize any additional exempt workers should the State identify them in the future.
Yes. Food delivery people are considered Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers by the Department of Homeland Security under the Food and Agriculture category.
Yes; however, it is recommended that restaurants encourage customers to contact them ahead of time to place their order to limit the amount of time they are spending in the building.
No. Outdoor service of food or drinks is prohibited.
The executive order is for 60 days; however, the restriction on restaurants, bars, nightclubs and breweries is effective through April 12, due to an extension issued by Gov. Henry McMaster. The City may be able to scale back other restrictions if there is a radical change in national circumstances.
Public health officials recommend limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people at all times. Providing take-out and/or delivery service limits interactions to person-to-person contact.
Any restrictions enacted by Greenville City Council are for the city of Greenville only; however, Governor McMaster has issued an executive order prohibiting inside service at all restaurants and bars, so the restriction now applies to everyone in SC.
Food truck owners can continue to operate; however, customers cannot remain on site to consume their food.
A private event venue with its own kitchen on the premises is most likely considered a retail food establishment for the purposes of the Governor’s executive order and the City’s emergency ordinance and it would not be permitted to serve food on the premises at a special event. An event venue without a kitchen on the premises is not considered a retail food establishment and is not subject to the restrictions of the Governor’s order regarding bars and restaurants. However an unauthorized gathering of more than 3 people may be disbanded if law enforcement determines the gathering is a public health risk. The City strongly encourages any event scheduled for a private event venue be rescheduled after the Governor’s and Council’s emergency orders are no longer in place.
Yes, hotels may provide meals to be either delivered or taken to a guest’s room.
No. Liquor and packaging stores are not establishments affected by the emergency ordinance or the Governor’s executive order.
Any business with an On-Premises Beer/Wine Permit is authorized to sell beer and wine to-go. Customers may enter the business or walk up to a curb or window to purchase beer and wine to-go. Normally, the sale of alcohol at a drive up or drive thru location is prohibited by law. In order to support food and beverage service businesses, the Department of Revenue has temporarily suspended that prohibition which will allow restaurants and other holders of On-Premises Beer/Wine Permits to deliver beer and wine at drive up or drive thru location. Liquor may never be sold for off-premises consumption by a bar or restaurant, whether in a container with an original seal or in a drink. Read more about this development at https://dor.sc.gov/resources-site/lawandpolicy/Advisory%20Opinions/IL20-5.pdf.
Yes; however, individuals should consider whether the services they receive at a salon or barbershop or other businesses are essential at this time.
Violation of the City’s emergency ordinances or other lawful order in place, including the Governor’s orders, is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $100 and/or up to 30 days in jail. Every effort will be made to bring violators into voluntary compliance and police will issue citations as a last resort. Additionally, businesses generating a high number of calls to police for failure to comply with the emergency ordinance may be subject to suspension or revocation of their business license.
The City is deferring deadlines for payment of new business licenses and business license renewals. The City is also suspending penalties for late payment of local accommodations fees and hospitality tax for the reporting periods due March 20, 2020 and April 20, 2020. If filed with the City by the appropriate due dates, payments will not accrue a late penalty until May 21, 2020.
Additionally, the City is hosting a Community Resource Guide (https://www.greenvillesc.gov/COVID-19-Community) to allow local businesses to share deals, promotions or new offerings.
United Way’s 211 Information Line is establishing a COVID-19 Hotline with information on available resources: https://www.unitedwaygc.org/211 or citizens can dial 2-1-1.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Offering low interest loans to small businesses. South Carolina’s businesses can apply online at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
For employees who need assistance with unemployment claim:SC Department of Employment and Workforce: www.dew.sc.gov
The SC Works GREENVILLE office is located at:Greenville/McAlister Square Center-225 South Pleasantburg DriveSuite E-1Greenville, SC 29607 864-467.8080www.scworks.org
Department of Labor – good resource for employers and their employees:https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
Center for Disease Control: info updated frequentlyhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.htmlScroll to ‘Resources for the Community’
SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for up-to date info on steps that various licensing boards are taking related to COVID-19:https://llr.sc.gov/coronavirusllr/
Haywood Mall is closed until March 29.
Greenville Municipal Court will be rescheduling court dates. Anyone with a court date for an appearance at Greenville Municipal Court can go to https://citycourt.greenvillesc.gov/public-portal/ and search either by ticket number or name to see their new court date. If the court date has NOT been changed and falls within the month of March, contact Greenville Municipal Court at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about your new court date.
Presuming most churches would have an attendance of 50 or more people, churches are strongly encouraged to move their services and other gatherings to an online format until the emergency orders and ordinances are no longer in effect.
No. Greenville County Magistrate Court has stayed all eviction proceedings. Foreclosure proceedings have been stayed as well: https://www.sccourts.org/courtOrders/displayOrder.cfm?orderNo=2020-03-18-01
Yes, if catered by a third party.
Only where a city-issued permit is required. The City’s emergency ordinance authorizes the City Manager to deny, cancel or revoke City-issued permits for events involving gatherings of more than 10 persons as long as the emergency ordinance is in effect. Examples are Group Event and Special Event licenses to serve alcohol.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID – 19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Given the uncertainty of how severe this outbreak will be, we are taking proactive steps to ensure a safe workplace and implement practices that reduce exposure risk to City staff and public safety employees, reduce opportunities for community spread, support public safety agencies and emergency responders, and ensure continuity of City services.
Major operating departments will be responsible for preparing department specific emergency response plans to ensure continuity of operations and essential services during these emergency conditions. All personnel designated as essential will be working to maintain continuity of City operations. Essential personnel who will have face-to-face contact, are encouraged to take all necessary protections. All department directors are authorized to implement work-from-home options, alternative work schedules, staggered work schedules, and the like to ensure employee safety while maintaining continuity of City operations.
The City Manager has determined that a public health emergency condition exists. Non-essential, full-time employees who are directed not to report, to report late, or to leave early will not forfeit any regular compensation. Time off due to an emergency condition, as declared by the City Manager, will not be considered as time worked for overtime computation purposes. Essential employees who report to their regular work locations or to an alternate emergency work location as instructed shall receive their regular rate of pay.
The City’s call in procedures are still in effect. If you are authorized to work from home, you will need to check in as directed by your department management.
Your department management will advise you when you may return to work. At this time, the City anticipates that non-essential personnel working strictly from home, will do so until March 31st or until further notice.
All employees are responsible for monitoring the City’s website (http://emergency.greenvillesc.gov), and maintaining contact with their supervisor to be aware of reporting requirements or staffing levels for their respective department at all times during the COVID-19 emergency.
A doctor’s note should be provided prior to returning to work, you are unable to obtain a doctor’s note, the employee should contact the Employee Health Center.
Yes, if the asymptomatic employee fits within certain categories established by the CDC’s guidance which categorizes employees based on symptoms and risk. The CDC defines “symptomatic” as subjective or measured fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. CDC defines “close contact” as being within approximately 6 feet of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time (close contact can occur while caring for or living with, visiting or sharing a healthcare waiting area room with a COVID-19 case); or having direct contact with infected secretions of the COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on).
Yes. The City will follow current guidance from the CDC and public health authorities as it is updated. If an employee is given specific restrictions on instruction by a public health authority or a medical provider, for the health of our workplace, the City will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate those instructions including providing additional leave if necessary.
No, unless the City has a reasonable, objective basis to doubt the validity of the medical documentation supplied by the employee, or the employee otherwise poses a direct threat to himself or others.
Yes, the employee may be required to go home. The employee should notify the Employee Health Center if he or she is diagnosed with COVID-19. This will be an FMLA qualifying event, in which case the employee will be provided with the appropriate documentation, including but not limited to the requirements for returning to work. Any absence due to illness will be covered by available leave in accordance with the City’s standard policies.
Unless a supervisor has evidence (suspicion is not enough) that an employee is physically unable to perform the job or poses a risk to himself or others, the supervisor may not prohibit the employee from reporting to work.
Since the City is self-insured, Human Resources has directed Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to waive prior authorization and cover testing for COVID-19 at 100%, and to waive copays, deductibles, and coinsurance for COVID-19 related health care.
Yes. Employees may get the free benefit of telemedicine through the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) or Prisma Health.
Virtual Care MUSChttps://campaigns.muschealth.org/virtual-care/index.htmlNo appointment.Accessible for entire family.Use log-in code “COVID19”
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Employees should notify the Employee Health Center of out-of-state/out-of-country travel prior to returning to work.
Depending on your route, buses begin service as early as 5:30 a.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Depending on your route, buses depart on their last trip at 10:30 p.m. and end service at the Greenlink Transfer Center at 11:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. On Saturday, buses depart for their last trip at 5:30 p.m. and end service at 6:30 p.m. Buses do not run on Sundays. View Route Schedules.
There are 12 routes serving Greenville County. View Route Map
A full-fare passenger is charged $1.50 per ride and an additional $0.50 for a transfer to another bus. Discounted fares are provided for senior citizens, passengers with disabilities, students, and children. Greenlink also sells 1-Day, 7-Day, 20-Ride, and 31-Day passes. More about rates.
Regular bus fares can be paid with cash on your bus via the fare box. All-day passes and punch passes must be purchased at the Greenlink Transfer Center (100 W. McBee Avenue, Greenville). The Transfer Center accepts cash, Visa, or MasterCard for ticket purchases.
TouchPass is an electronic ticketing system that allows customers to pay their bus fare using a reloadable smartcard or a smartphone app. TouchPass speeds up the boarding process and eliminates the need for passengers to have cash or coins on hand, worry about lost transfer tickets or search for their 20-ride punch pass. As an added benefit, customers can freeze their account if they lose their TouchPass card and then transfer their account balance to a new card*. Customers can also utilize an auto-load feature to replenish their account whenever it drops below a certain balance.
Greenlink customers can download the TouchPass app by searching for “TouchPass Transit” in the iOS or Android app store. Within the app, customers can purchase passes and load stored value to their account using a credit or debit card.
Customers who would prefer the reloadable smart card can pick one up at the dispatch booth inside the Transit Center at 100 W McBee Ave. Balances can be loaded onto customer smart card accounts by visiting www.TouchPass.com and paying with a credit or debit card, or by visiting the dispatch booth and purchasing fares using cash or a credit or debit card.
Greenlink customers who qualify for a reduced fare will need to bring documentation to the dispatch booth and have their TouchPass accounts updated to reflect their appropriate fare category.
Please call 864-467-5000 with any questions regarding the TouchPass ticketing system.
* If your TouchPass card is lost or stolen, a replacement card can be purchased for $2.
Greenlink has partnered with Google to provide Google Transit. This widget provides riders step-by-step directions for getting around town using Greenlink. Access Google Transit using Google Maps.
Greenville Area Paratransit (GAP) offers shuttle services to locations within three-quarters of a mile from the regular fixed routes. GAP hours are Monday-Friday from 5:30 a.m.to 11:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. GAP fares are $3 each way, or a book of 10 rides may be purchased for $30. GAP rides must be scheduled at least one day in advance. Learn more about GAP services, eligibility, and reservation procedures.
Greenlink offers free trolley rides through downtown Greenville Thursday-Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Additionally, a Friday “Lunchlink” service is offered from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along a condensed route. Visit the Trolley webpage for more information.
A video explains how to load your bike.
A BikeLid is a locker that can hold up to two bikes. The locker has a hinged lid that protects your bike from inclement weather conditions, such as rain and snow, and helps to secure bikes from theft and vandalism. Greenlink has ten bike lockers located throughout downtown Greenville. Bike Locker rental rates are $50 for six months plus a $40 refundable deposit for the lock and key. Download Bike Locker Rental Agreement.
The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) Board of Directors meets monthly. These meetings are open to the public. View Meeting Calendar
The City of Greenville is embarking on a planning process to develop a new Comprehensive Plan to determine the course of the next 20 years. This process, called Greenville 2040, will enable the community to help shape the vision and make recommendations through ongoing engagement opportunities. When completed, the comprehensive plan will help guide decision-making in Greenville for years to come.
A comprehensive plan is a long-term guide for the future physical development of a city that considers the input of citizens, businesses and other stakeholders. It includes recommendations for future land use, community facilities, connectivity, open space and recreation areas, cultural and natural resources and economic development. It includes a vision (an aspirational statement about the future condition of the city); goals (desired outcomes for each of the plan topics that are expressed simply) and actions to achieve the goals.Download: What Is A Comprehensive Plan?
In general, planning demonstrates good stewardship. Change – good or bad – happens whether we are ready or not. Greenville is located within one of the most rapidly growing areas of the United States and the metro area is the fastest growing area in South Carolina. The previous plan was adopted in 2009 and almost 10 years later, most of that plan has been implemented. It is time to reflect and take stock of the existing conditions and trends facing the community and solicit the community’s ideas and input to create a plan that will guide the long-term preservation, revitalization and growth of our city.
The comprehensive plan is just that – comprehensive. Topics range from land use and transportation to economic development and parks. Each topic will include a thorough evaluation of the city’s current conditions and the most important trends. The community will be asked for input through in-person and online engagement activities. Finally, recommendations will emerge in each topic that meld the technical analysis with the intuition of citizens. Topics in the Greenville 2040 Comprehensive Plan include population, economic development, natural resources, cultural resources, community facilities, housing, land use, transportation and priority investment.
As residents and business owners in the city, you stand to gain from a well-executed comprehensive plan. This is especially true if you become active in the process and share your thoughts and ideas. The City is committed to an open process where anyone who cares about the future of Greenville has a chance to contribute. Ultimately, the comprehensive plan is intended to deliver greater prosperity and quality of life to all segments of the community. By getting involved you can help shape the vision and policies that make this happen.
The process is being guided by a 42-member citizen steering committee. The City received a total of 228 applications for the committee and the members were ultimately selected through a rigorous process to ensure that the committee represents the diverse interests in the city. The steering committee will meet regularly throughout the process to plan outreach activities, discuss the technical analysis and give input on the direction of the plan, with oversight by the City’s Planning & Development Department, in collaboration with the consultant team.
Everyone is invited to contribute their thoughts and ideas and there will be many opportunities to do so throughout the planning process. Meetings will be announced well in advance through traditional media, social media and the City’s website. Please visit www.gvl2040.com and register your email address to receive direct updates on the process and engagement opportunities.
Absolutely not! By living, working or raising a family in Greenville, you know a lot about this community, and whether you’ve just moved here or you’re a lifelong resident, your perspective is important.
When you contribute an idea to Greenville 2040, you are contributing directly to the comprehensive plan. Depending on when you get involved, your ideas could serve as the foundation for the community’s vision statement, contribute to one of the plan’s goals, inspire a specific action (like a new project, policy or program) or set the course for implementation.
There are several different planning processes going on in the city and region concurrently. The Downtown Strategic Master Plan process, which kicked off in June of 2018, focused on the downtown area only. The City also recently completed the Wade Hampton Boulevard Strategic Plan and the 2018 Historic Resources Survey. Greenville County is also undertaking a comprehensive planning process, which Greenville 2040 will be mindful of and will coordinate with as appropriate.
The process will last roughly 20 months, with a goal of adopting the plan in the winter of 2020.
More information is available at www.gvl2040.com. Be sure to share your email address with us under “Stay Informed” and we’ll keep you updated on upcoming meetings and major announcements.
A comprehensive plan provides a framework and guiding principles, and the creation of jobs is an outcome of a successful plan. The plan does advocate for the creation of small urban centers located throughout the city, and those commerce areas will become job centers.
Currently, developers are seeking land in traditional neighborhoods because there are no incentives to do otherwise. By developing small urban centers or “nodes,” Greenville will shift the tide, encouraging growth in defined areas through incentives such as increased building heights and allowances for density. While land values in these urban centers will increase, the values of homes in traditional neighborhoods will become more stable over time.
Green space and open space actually play a key role in the plan. While Greenville is an urban environment, the plan emphasizes the preservation of green space as a key contributor to quality of life
Creating more desirable areas in our city will help attract more companies to Greenville. Quality of life can be a deciding factor in the site selection process and the plan puts Greenville on track for a high quality of life ranking.
We don’t consider the plan to be auto-oriented. The plan supports the creation of small urban centers within a five-minute walk of adjacent traditional neighborhoods. Those urban centers are connected via corridors designed to support public transportation, which could be bus, light rail or some future option.
Our data (census, development, etc.) tells us that growth has occurred and is projected to continue. The plan acknowledges that growth will happen and gives us the ability to shape growth in a healthy way.
The plan preserves single-family housing because it strengthens traditional neighborhoods. By redirecting development to small urban centers, the plan effectively takes the pressure off of traditional neighborhoods.
Company leaders are looking for quality of life for themselves and their employees. The plan helps us create areas where people want to live.
Regardless of race, many cannot afford to live in the city. People leave because the land values are inflated. We want to create a new balance that slows the rate of increase in residential land values and stabilizes our existing neighborhoods. The plan also establishes a goal of making 10-12% of all new housing units affordable (an increase from 8% currently) and recommends creating affordable housing throughout the city instead of only in specific areas.
There is a clear connection between the City’s and the County’s plans. The county plan directs growth to its existing urban centers, including the city of Greenville, which is the largest. The City’s plan assumes that and, in turn, directs that growth to small urban centers.
The overall vision is for Greenville to grow in a healthy way that makes it stronger rather than allowing growth to occur at the expense of quality of life. The plan considers a new way of growing, a willingness to work for what Greenville wants to be and a willingness to adapt, putting Greenville squarely on the path to becoming a vibrant, sustainable and successful community.
Comprehensive plans are not meant to be project-specific. The plan is designed to provide a framework for the community to consider each new development based on its merits.
Because it will require collaboration between the public and private sectors, the plan calls for incentives to provide balance. For example, developers can donate more green space on a specific project and receive an allowance for added building height. In addition to using incentives, the City will also seek grant funding.
The nodes included in the plan are for illustrative purposes, based on areas where small urban centers are already forming. When a node location is officially identified, there will be a master planning process, which involves numerous opportunities for public participation.
Downtown will always be our primary urban center, and the plan continues to emphasize downtown. The recently completed Downtown Master Plan also affirms its role as our city center.
The plan supports the concept that affordable housing can go anywhere. An affordable home could be in an apartment complex, mixed in with market-priced apartments or it could be a townhome in a traditional neighborhood. Federal guidelines are used to determine who is eligible for affordable housing.
Open space has a direct impact on a community’s quality of life. Economic development analysts call it the “golden rule” of development. Cities that maintain a high quality of life enjoy ongoing growth and prosperity.
When we consolidate growth in nodes that are bikeable, walkable and accessible via public transportation, we reduce the traffic pressure along the corridors that connect them. The goal is to create an environment where maintaining an automobile is not considered essential.
Widening roads could be part of a solution to a specific congestion issue, but it is only one option. There are other ways to manage traffic (such as public transit, integrated trail systems, etc.). The plan considers using other options to reduce pressure on roadways.
All three of the plan’s identified priorities (affordable housing, open space and transportation) are about growth. The plan emphasizes directing most of Greenville’s new growth into higher density nodes or centers located throughout the city that are connected by major corridors. We are creating a place where people can live, work and play within five miles of their home.
Throughout the public engagement phases of the planning process, the need to add more affordable housing continued to emerge as a top priority for the community. Home prices and rents have risen faster than inflation in recent years and many residents have diminishing options—especially for homeownership.
Effective public transit requires density. Right now, our community is spread out, which makes it difficult and expensive to meet transportation needs. The plan creates nodes of density throughout the city, which will increase ridership opportunities.
We are preserving traditional neighborhoods by protecting them from gentrification. The plan recommends incentives and regulations to push development pressure to the nodes rather than established neighborhoods. The result will be stabilized land values in neighborhoods because redevelopment will be more costly.
While the core values listed in the plan may not reflect the values of any one person, they do reflect the community’s values, which were identified through extensive public engagement efforts.
There is no impact on tax rates associated with the plan.
A historic resources survey is the process of identifying historic properties within the boundaries of a specific geographical area, documenting their location and physical characteristics and evaluating their significance within an appropriate historical context. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the SC Department of Archives & History uses survey information to identify properties eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and the City of Greenville's Historic Resources Survey is part of their statewide effort. The City of Greenville Historic Resource Survey follows the guidelines developed by the SHPO for the collection of architectural information within specified areas in the city limits that have not been previously inventoried. For this project, we will collect information on buildings constructed before 1975, including architectural form and style, historic materials and features and dates of construction and alteration. That information will become part of the SHPO's statewide database for historic resources. To learn more about the SHPO’s statewide survey program, visit http://shpo.sc.gov.
For properties that fit the criteria, the survey team will take photographs of the front elevation and an angled view. If a property has a historically significant outbuilding or landscape feature not visible from the street, they will ask for your permission to gain access to those resources. The information collected will focus on the building’s architecture, including building type and form, historic details, materials on exterior walls, configuration of porches, types of windows, etc.
The Historic Resource Survey does not create a local or national historic district or result in listing on a national or local register. The purpose of the project is to add to the inventory of historic structures located in the city, and while the consultant’s report may indicate that certain neighborhoods or buildings meet National Register criteria for eligibility, historic designation of any property would be a separate public process.
Properties listed in the National Register are eligible for preservation tax credits and preservation grants, and receive some protection from the potential adverse effects of federal projects. Local governments can adopt a historic preservation zoning ordinance, which enables them to designate properties of historical or architectural significance. The ordinance protects historic properties by requiring approval before property owners can build, demolish or make alterations within designated areas.
The Historic Resource Survey does not affect property taxes because it does not create a historic district or change a local property's designation. Recent studies in South Carolina found that local historic district status increases property values.
The Historic Resource Survey does not affect an owner's ability to make modifications to their property. Owners of properties located in the City’s existing historic preservation overlay districts must adhere to certain guidelines and follow a process when considering changes to their property. View the guidelines.
Several studies examine the positive economic impacts of historic preservation. Information is available on SHPO’s website at http://shpo.sc.gov.
A great place to begin is the State Historic Preservation Office website: shpo.sc.gov.
Skate sessions are limited to 30 skaters per each 1-hour skate session. In order to guarantee your spot, it is recommended to pre-purchase you skate session ticket online at www.iceonmain.com. Walk-ups will be allowed if there is space available.
In addition to limiting the capacity of the rink, all guests are asked to abide by the following COVID-19 safety precautions.
City of Greenville public restrooms are located on site, behind the water wall, for your convenience.
Hot chocolate and other seasonal treats are available for purchase at United Community Bank Ice on Main.
Skate sessions are limited to one hour. Once you turn your skates back in your Ice on Main session is complete. Please do not leave the rink area with your skates.
Yes, you may bring your own skates to United Community Bank Ice on Main but you will still have to purchase an Ice on Main skate session ticket.
If you don’t want to skate, we won’t make you! United Community Bank Ice on Main has plenty of places for you to watch your friends and family skate while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.
In order to maintain safe capacity levels, only one (1) non-ticketed spectator will be allowed into the rink event site. Viewing space for additional spectators is available on the patio next to City Hall.
Large group discounts are available when an entire session is reserved during specified times.
To learn more about our large group discounts and how to reserve the entire rink, please visit RENT THE RINK.
The ticket price is $10 for adults, $8 for kids ages 3-12 and free for kids under 2. This includes skate rental.
Each ticket is good for a 1-hours session of skating.
In order to abide by current COVID safety regulations, ice rink capacity will be limited to 30 skaters per session.
United Community Bank Ice on Main accepts cash and credit cards. Due to limited admission, it is highly recommended to reserve your skate session online in order to guarantee your preferred skate time. Walk-ups will be allowed only if there is space available.
The smallest skate size is children's 9, and the largest adult size is Men's 13.
United Community Bank Ice on Main does not provide storage for personal belongings. Please plan for any needs.
We remain open in light to moderate rain but may close in heavy and sustained rain at the discretion of Ice Rink management. No refunds or rain checks will be issued for tickets purchased.
Ice skating is an outdoor activity. We advise patrons to dress warmly and for the weather. You should also wear socks if you plan to skate.
Face coverings are required for everyone over the age of 2 in all public areas around the rink. Masks are highly recommended but not required when on the actual ice.
There are several parking garages available downtown within walking distance from United Community Bank Ice on Main. Closest are the River Street Garage and Poinsett Garage.
Skate sleds are available to rent free of charge during any public skating session starting Wednesday, November 18.
Skate scooters are available on a first come, first serve basis and are for children 12 and younger. They are available for rent for $2 at the ticket shed.
Socks are required to rent skates. Socks are available for sale at the rink.
No, all of our skates are hockey skates, and all skates are in men’s sizing.
We do allow this however its suggest you need to have someone with you who will be able to push you. We do offer skate sleds, free of charge, for those with any physical limitations or disabilities.
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The program is 26 weeks long as required by state statute.
Greenville County maintains a map of all zoning district designations within the county including the City of Greenville. View the Address Locator.
Descriptions of the districts are provided in Article 19-3, Zoning Districts of the City’s Land Management Ordinance, which is Chapter 19 of the City Municipal Code.
The city has an interactive mapping tool that provides information about all city property. Use the Address Locator
You can also search for a registered sex offender via the S.L.E.D. Sex Offender Registry website.
There are several ways to follow the Greenville Police Department on social media. We have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
You can also follow us by way of our app, which can be download via Android and iPhone.
With mediation, the citizen and the officer meet face-to-face over a period of time and a UMC mediator guides the two parties through a constructive discussion about the incident in a controlled and confidential environment. Each party has an opportunity to tell their side of the story and to explain how the interaction affected them. The mediator then works with the two parties to help them reach a mutually acceptable resolution.
If your pickup day falls on one of the following holidays, your collection service will be one day late that week: • New Year’s Day• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day• Presidents’ Day• Memorial Day• Fourth of July• Labor Day• Thanksgiving Day• Christmas Day
• A physician or optometrist will certify that your disability prevents you from transferring the garbage/recycling to the curb
If you meet the criteria, you’ll need to fill out a service application form (below) and return it to: City of Greenville Public Works, 360 S. Hudson Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Carry-Out Service Request Form
North Greenville Recycling Center514 Rutherford Road
Stone Avenue Recycling Center800 East Stone Avenue
A full concert schedule can be found on the event website (visit gvlsoundcheck.com)
Gates open at 6pm and the concert begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9pm
Sound Check takes place in the Peace Center amphitheater located behind the Peace Center 300 S. Main St.
Seats are sold in safe space pods and can be purchased in advance at gvlsoundcheck.com.
Tickets for the concerts will go on sale every Thursday at 10 am. Tickets can only be purchased for the upcoming week and cannot be purchased for the full season.
Online ticket purchasing is encouraged as concerts may sell out.
Each safe space pod is 6 ft x 6 ft and can accommodate up to 4 people.
Admission for lap children under the age of 4 years old is free of charge.
For the safety of our guests, attendees are asked to stay within their safe space pod except when using the public restrooms, purchasing beverages at the auxiliary beverage stand or exiting the event site. Beverages can be purchased for delivery to your safe space pod.
Safe space pods are spaced 6 feet apart from each other.
Face coverings are required for all individuals attending this event except when eating or drinking.
If you have a disability or condition that prohibits you from safely wearing a face covering and/or plastic face shield, we encourage you reserve one of our two accommodation pods 22 & 23. These two pods have been established to allow individuals unable to wear face coverings to attend the event.
Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets as long as they will fit within your 6 ft x 6 ft safe space pod.
Due to the nature of the outdoor amphitheater environment, be prepared for wet ground conditions. Chairs and blankets are permitted.
Coolers are not permitted at this event.
No. Alcohol and Pepsi products will be available for sale at the event. You must purchase a $1 wristband in order to consume alcohol. Beverage sales end at 8:30pm.
Alcohol and Pepsi products will be sold at the event; however, food will not be available for purchase.
Each safe space pod includes signage with a QR code that can be scanned using your mobile device to make beverage purchases. Our team will receive your order and deliver your beverages to your pod. Beverages can also be purchased in the auxiliary beverage stand located outside the Wyche Pavilion. Limit 4 alcoholic beverages per order.
Beer and wine: $5, Pepsi products: $2 and alcohol wristbands: $1.
You are only permitted to order 4 alcoholic beverages per safe space pod at a time.
Yes. Restrooms are available on site.
Parking is available in surrounding garages: RiverPlace Garage, River Street Garage, & Poinsett Garage are the closest to the venue. More info can be found on the city’s website here. (https://www.greenvillesc.gov/519/City-Garages-Lots)
No. Per City ordinance, pets are not allowed at special events.
No. Per City ordinance, smoking is prohibited at special events.
If the event is cancelled due to the weather or an unforeseen circumstance, you will receive an email notification and a refund will be issued to your original form of payment within 5 to 7 business days. Event cancellations will also be posted immediately on the Greenville Events Facebook and Instagram feeds at @gvillevents.
Visit our website to find info on volunteering at the event.
ADA Accessibility Info: Pod numbers 24-36 are wheelchair/ADA accessible - All entrances and restrooms are wheelchair/ADA accessible
The Reedy River Master Plan compiled for the city and county by Clemson University in 2002 called for construction of a new park on Greenville’s west side along with the creation of a 20-mile rails-to-trails project stretching from downtown Greenville to Travelers Rest. (The Swamp Rabbit Trail opened in 2010 and brings hundreds of thousands of walkers, runners and cyclists through the area annually.)
In 2010 the City was awarded a $1.8 million grant to support a three-year planning effort titled Connections for Sustainability: Linking Greenville’s Neighborhoods to Jobs and Open Space. It included the development of a city-wide housing strategy, a public transit study and a plan for a potential city park.
In 2013, a design team and the City of Greenville conducted a week-long collaborative exercise to sketch plans for a new park at the Unity site. A year later, the City published the Greenville West Side Comprehensive Plan. The plan recommended design elements for a park along the Reedy River that would substantially expand the existing Mayberry Park.
In 2016, City Council voted to relocate our Public Works facility. The move to a new facility on Fairforest Way freed up land for the park and eliminated considerable traffic and noise in the area.
Construction began in February 2020 with mobilization and relocation of utilities. Today the parking lot is completed. New Welborn Street, the Visitors Center, playgrounds and a splash pad are under construction. Foundations are being poured for the three pedestrian bridges that will span the Reedy.
Unity Park is nestled among three neighborhoods – Southernside, West Greenville and Hampton-Pinckney. Mary Duckett, president of Southernside Neighborhood in Action, has been instrumental in support of the ongoing development of Unity Park. Duckett and other neighborhood leaders were part of the 2013 master planning process.
Outreach has been ongoing since the project’s inception, and even included students from nearby A.J. Whittenberg Elementary and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, who wrote on note cards what they wanted to see in the park and illustrated their ideas. Neighborhood cookouts were hosted regularly as a way to casually inform neighbors and keep lines of communication open.
In January of 2020, City Council adopted the Community Character Code to ensure new development around Unity Park would complement the existing neighborhood and seamlessly transition to and from downtown Greenville. Council committed to creating a pedestrian-friendly area that would preserve the character of the existing community. https://bit.ly/2NjRTBb
Unity Park doesn’t rely on general fund money (property taxes and business licenses) so those dollars can be spent on city priorities like affordable housing, public safety, transportation and neighborhoods.
Every dollar spent on Unity Park is an investment in a part of Greenville that was historically overlooked. Unity Park is guiding equitable development by improving the quality of water and soil, the health of the environment, access to the river and connectivity to the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
The city has contributed $6.0 million to the Greenville Housing Fund and earmarked another $2.5 million over the next five years. In February 2021, the city donated 19 parcels of land, valued at an estimated $8 million, to the Greenville Housing Fund. The parcels will be used to provide more affordable housing options in the neighborhood surrounding Unity Park.
The Unity Park project includes the restoration of a half-mile section of the Reedy River and adjacent wetlands. Another critical component is the Tree Management Plan. With the assistance a local non-profit, Trees Upstate, the project team has identified the species of trees, assessed the health of the native trees and developed a reforestation strategy. Complementing this work will be a realignment of the riverbank and replacement of invasive tree species. Unity Park Tree Management Plan: https://bit.ly/3licUZn
Environmental engineers are committed to creating green infrastructure, which at Unity Park means a state-of-the-art drainage system to reduce floodwaters in the park and surrounding neighborhood. A series of “benches” will be added around the riverbank, creating more surface area for water flow during flood events. The City is constructing landscaped depressions filled with sandy soil and plants so that runoff will be filtered naturally and be absorbed into the water table, reducing the amount of stormwater that reaches the river.
The most significant progress and return on investment will occur through the Mayberry Street redevelopment. The mixed-use development could include a hotel, retail stores, a medical center, and a college campus, in addition to multi-family housing.