Haynie-Sirrine Master Plan Update
Public Meeting Set for Tuesday, February 20
The public is invited to a drop-in style public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Preserve at Logan Park, 70 Thruston St. Attendees can stop by anytime to learn about and provide input for a master plan to help guide development in the Haynie-Sirrine community. Children are welcome to attend with their family.
Community Survey Open
Your ideas about future growth in the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood are needed. The Haynie-Sirrine online survey allows the public to provide initial feedback for the project team. Findings from the online survey will be provided at a later public meeting.
Take the community survey at www.publicinput.com/hayniesirrine.
The project will determine how properties are currently being used and identify emerging patterns of residential and commercial growth.
The plan will recommend the types of uses that will be complementary to, and help preserve, the existing character of the neighborhood.
The plan will propose new zoning classifications for the properties in the Haynie-Sirrine neighborhood that align with the newly adopted Greenville Development Code.
The project team will look for public investment opportunities based on the community’s goals and those established in the GVL2040 comprehensive plan.
The plan will recommend new neighborhood-specific design guidelines to help ensure that new development is in keeping with the established character of the neighborhood.
The plan will incorporate recommendations for ways to improve traffic safety and efficiency from the 2022 South Downtown Small Area Plan.
Street network improvements from the 2022 Traffic Analysis and Infrastructure Assessment will be evaluated and may be recommended for improved neighborhood cir¬culation and connectivity.
The plan will include recommendations for preserving, enhancing and connecting the existing parks and natural features that contribute to the neighborhood’s charm and distinctiveness.
The project will evaluate the walkability of the neighborhood and explore potential new trail and sidewalk connections to improve pedestrian mobility and connectivity to downtown.
In 2002, the City of Greenville adopted the Haynie-Sirrine Neighborhood Master Plan, which was prepared by a project team consisting of The Lawrence Group Town Planners & Architects, Overstreet Studio, Kubilins Transportation Group, ColeJenest & Stone and Upstate Forever. An advisory committee of community stakeholders and City staff oversaw the planning process. Highlights of the 2002 plan include:
- Creation of a new “Neighborhood Center” at the intersection of Church Street and Haynie Street/Pearl Avenue consisting of three and four-story mixed-use buildings
- Improvement of Church Street to a tree-lined, median-divided boulevard with wide sidewalks on each side
- Identification of approximately 20 redevelopment sites throughout the neighborhood, with specific recommendations for each
- Development of office and housing types for a diverse population
- Preservation of affordable housing and existing housing stock to ensure the architectural features of existing homes set the standard for the construction of new housing units
- Use of public funds and key infrastructure investments to spur private investment
- Adoption of the zoning overlay and Haynie-Sirrine Neighborhood Code, which was applied as a Planned Development in 2003
Haynie-Sirrine Master Plan Steering Committee
Ken Beasley, Beasley Funeral Home
Lauren Briles, Primrose School
Racquel Collier, Greenville Housing Authority
Anthony Gallo, Brio Condominium HOA
Doug Garrett, Watkins Garrett & Woods Funeral Home
Felsie Harris, Resident
Joe Hindman, Modal
Nan Johnston, Resident
Sheila McCullough, Fleet Feet Greenville
Don Oglesby, Homes of Hope
John Slipke, Resident
David Stone, Property Owner
Frances Stone, Property Owner
Lauren Stone, Property Owner
Becky Warth, Resident
In 2013, the City prepared an update to the original Haynie-Sirrine Master Plan, but it was not formally adopted. According to the executive summary, the update was proposed to address new market opportunities and pressures while retaining the key elements of the 2002 plan.