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County Council
Boards & Commissions
Historic Preservation Commission

Total Members: 9
Upcoming Vacancies: 1



Application

We are not currently accepting applications for this board/commission.

About

The commission is comprised of nine members appointed by Greenville County Council. Voting members must not hold any municipal or county office.

The commission must have at least one member representing each of the following categories:

  • A historian, knowledgeable in local history
  • An architect
  • A member of one of the local historical preservation groups, such as the Historic Greenville Foundation, Greenville Historic Society, or another accredited group representing the historic and cultural interest of Greenville County; and
  • An archaeologist
Purpose:
  • To protect, preserve and enhance the distinctive architectural and cultural heritage of Greenville County and foster civic pride
  • To ensure harmonious, orderly and efficient growth and development of Greenville County
  • To strengthen the local neighborhood character, and to improve property values

Powers:
The commission has the responsibility of promoting the purposes and objectives of the historic preservation ordinance, reviewing the designation of individual historic properties and historic district, and plans and applications for all construction within historic districts and construction or demolition pertaining to duly designated districts and designated historic properties.

The commission has the power to approve, approve with modifications or deny approval of such applications in accordance with the prescribed procedures and guidelines. The commission will also conduct first review and evaluation of all proposed nominations for the National Register of Historic Places for properties within its jurisdiction.

The Board meets at 301 University Ridge, Greenville, on the third Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon 

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