Project Background:

The intent of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to procure qualified professional Consultant services to conduct technical land use planning activities and community outreach and engagement support in order to complete production of a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) for the County of Greenville, South Carolina, in accordance with accepted planning, design, and engineering practices and the Code of South Carolina pertinent to zoning and land use regulations. This planning effort for Greenville County will incorporate the Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Regulations and other documents for Greenville County, using the County’s new Comprehensive Plan (Plan Greenville County) as a foundational and guiding document. The new UDO is to be a compilation of new, modern policy and guidance that accounts for the changing dynamics of the County and the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan, as well as those current policies that have served the County’s interests over time and which remain relevant. The result of this new planning effort will create more responsive, creative, and forward-thinking zoning and land use guidance for a very diverse County that should take us well into the future, again, based upon the strategies identified in Plan Greenville County. The focus of this UDO will be on higher-quality development for improved quality of life, wider variety of uses-byright, a greater number of administrative approvals for streamlining, and encouragement/reward for meeting goals of the Comprehensive Plan. New methods of paying for development, or ensuring concurrency of infrastructure, shall be presented and analyzed by the selected vendor, and considered by the County. It is important to know that 2/3 of the County is unzoned and will remain that way. Design standards may be considered to help address compatibility issues for new development in unzoned areas. The Consultant is urged to suggest other methods to help address compatibility concerns in areas without zoning

For more information please see the detailed Bid Package: here.