UPDATE: Greenville City Council Approved Rezoning Request

A proposal to rezone a part of Greenville's east side got final approval Thursday night.

The city council voted 4 to 2 to change part of the land on the north side of East Tenth Street across from the new Food Lion from office-residential to general commercial. Several people spoke during the public hearing against the rezoning request. However, the council voted to approve it.

Development of a new Walmart is underway across the street from the new area rezoned.



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The Greenville City Council agenda for Thursday includes a public hearing on a rezoning request.

The land in question is on Highway 33, or East Tenth St. on the east side of Greenville. Three ordinances have been requested to rezone area on the north side of the street, which is across from the new Food Lion and the planned Walmart. V-SLEW, LLC. has requested to rezone 30 acres along East Tenth St. adjacent to the Rolling Meadows subdivision, along with a separate ordinance for 6.5 acres for 250 feet east of the Bayt Shalom Synagogue and
1,300 feet west of Rolling Meadows Subdivision. The requests ask to change the area from Office-Residential to General Commercial.

Ordinance requested by Century Financial Services Group, LLC and Reuben Turner to rezone 4.7 acres located along the northern right-of-way of East Tenth Street, 1,000 feet east of Bayt Shalom Synagogue and 1,100 feet west of Rolling Meadows Subdivision. The request asks to change the area from Office-Residential to General Commercial.

The Greenville City Council will also examine the ordinance that prohibits any new nightclub within 500 feet of a residential area downtown. The ordinance was passed in August 2010.


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  • by fact checker Location: Greeneville on Jun 10, 2011 at 01:05 PM
    Last night John Day said that the WalMart is a 30 million dollar deal and would bring 750 jobs to the area. Does anyone know if this is true or just hype?
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      by Fact Bringer on Jun 10, 2011 at 03:57 PM in reply to fact checker
      I've heard 450 or more people can work at a Walmart. The problem with all this retail economic expansion is you're counting on these jobs to be funded simply by harvesting consumer money from the region- you're not producing products to export, nor innovating a market. You're selling to the same pool of people.
  • by to Dark Horse on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM
    Maybe you should move to the sticks if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.
  • by Stop Crying Location: gville on Jun 10, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    Agreed! It is better to have a low paying job than no job you simple minded backwoods geniuses. Just admit you are mad because it might inconvience you in a tiny way. Greenville is growing and that is a good thing. I know the city road planners are not the brightest, but that is a separate issue. If you don’t like progress move to the sticks hillbilly.
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      by Fact Bringer on Jun 10, 2011 at 01:05 PM in reply to Stop Crying
      Not all growth is progress. Only thoughtful, researched development. As for the name-calling you've chosen as part of your argument, I would say you've pretty well established an inability to interact in an adult fashion.
  • by calvin needs to go on Jun 10, 2011 at 08:58 AM
    I am so sick of hearing Calvin and his long drawn out moaning. He has a major attitude that isn't becoming. He thinks everything is his way or no way. He needs to go!
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      by Dark Horse on Jun 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM in reply to calvin needs to go
      I like the guy. He is one of the more intelligent members of City Council. How about you?
  • by really? on Jun 10, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    The narrow mindeness express here is so indicative of the in-breeding that has permeated across this region. Do you all want Greenville to grow or become another Kinston or Rock Mount? If you ain't growing your losing. I believe this is a step in the right direction in lessening the congestion on Greenville blvd.If Home Depot had any sense they would have built on the East side of town before Lowes did. They could have had a loyal cliental. We want Greenville to grow people.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 at 08:56 AM in reply to really?
      You are so right! I commend Rose Glover for what she had to say about growth would mean jobs. The problem is some of those knit wits on the council have jobs and they aren't concerned about the many people in greenville unemployed and many homeless because of being without a job. Rose is for the people, she is for ALL of the people not just those in her district. Too bad we don't have more on the council like Rose!
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        by Dark Horse on Jun 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM in reply to
        If Glover's district is so great, why don't businesses build there? The jobs WalMart creates will be on the fringe of Greenville. And mark my words, as soon as that new WalMart gets built, they will vacate the other and leave a carcass of a store behind. Just what we need another empty building. Glover is bought and paid for by the developers. So are the rest of the lot.
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          by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:01 PM in reply to Dark Horse
          There isnt land to build businesses there...duh! Glover isnt bought by anyone, she is a smart lady who thinks about the good of the people. I don't think walmart will close the "old" one when the new one is built. There are a lot of businesses that have more than one store in a town. I have a feeling you are a man, and can't come to terms that a woman has brains like Rose does. Get a grip.
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      by Progress is good on Jun 10, 2011 at 09:19 AM in reply to really?
      Agreed! It is better to have a low paying job than no job you simple minded backwoods geniuses. Just admit you are mad because it might inconvience you in a tiny way. Greenville is growing and that is a good thing. I know the city road planners are morons, but that is a separate issue. If you don’t like progress move to the sticks hillbilly.
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        by Dark Horse on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:53 AM in reply to Progress is good
        Trust me, I'd move to the sticks to get away from morons like you. How much cheap Chinese junk do you need anyway?
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          by Progress is good on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM in reply to Dark Horse
          What is preventing you?
  • by Kane on Jun 10, 2011 at 07:53 AM
    Another Wal-Mart. That's what this town needs. Another mega-store to snarl traffic and attract crime.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM in reply to Kane
      Maybe if some people in this town would learn how to drive the traffic would not be so snarled. Guess you would like for Greenville to be like Bethel or Vanceboro. Growth means businesses, businesses mean jobs. Which is more important traffic snarls or homeless unemployed people??? I think traffic snarls are NOTHING compared to someone unemployed.
  • by taxman Location: wilson on Jun 10, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    You understand that most politicians at any level are beholding to developers, realtors, bankers and financiers in general. Therefore anything that benefits these groups will be implemented. Besides, that's progress !! Money talks you know.
  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Jun 10, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    Earning money and/or finding legal ways to increase wealth is the backbone of this country. The number of you who say things like "making a dime off a nickle" and see it as a bad thing really need to think about moving to a country that stifles individual accomplishment and ambitiousness. It is not going to happen here. Be ambitious and hard working enough to find ways to stop these projects if that is your goal. Purchase the land yourself and then make it a utopia of nothingness for your investment.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 at 06:27 AM
    Wouldn't surprise me if they start looking into moving the cemeteries out of that area. Relocating the grave sites farther back towards the river, so they could use that prime real estate for more commercial. If these developers can make a dime off a nickel, they would sell their family in the process.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 at 05:39 PM in reply to
      Oh no say it isn't so lol. O hope grandma & grandpa don't have to be uprooted & moved they are old and may get disoriented if moved.
  • by Fact Bringer Location: Greenville on Jun 9, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    I would like to see the developers less represented. They seem to be indiscriminantly cutting up and selling off parcels all over Greenville without civic planning.
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      by US-First on Jun 9, 2011 at 01:10 PM in reply to Fact Bringer
      then purchase them yourself and do the right thing.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 at 09:14 AM in reply to US-First
        The parcels or the council members?
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          by Fact Bringer on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM in reply to
          hahaha
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