Greenville Group Home Seeking Compromise Over Zoning Ordinance

Finding housing in Greenville may not be difficult for some, but for people with disabilities, finding homes that meet their needs can be challenging.

Several people in support of a special needs care company showed up at a city council meeting Thursday night to find a solution for one young man with cerebral palsy who needs a home.

This is the second time Paradigm Incorporated filed a request to city council so a young man can move into one of their homes. Now they have found a way to do it without trying to change a city law.

A zoning ordinance prevents Paradigm from allowing more than one special needs person to live in their homes on Old Pactulous Road. It says family group homes in Greenville must be separated by one fourth of a mile.

Paradigm advocates came back Thursday night with a new request. They just want approval for one young man with cerebral palsy to move into one of the homes.

Council approved to amend the group's original request to have two group homes and allow them the chance to submit their new one.

The group will now have to get their request approved by the planning and zoning division before bringing it back to the council.

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