January/February 2023 Newsletter


The Greater Greenville Sanitation District recently announced the end of its residential recycling collection service effective Thursday, March 30, 2023. It is important to note, this change does NOT impact the City of Greenville.  Recycling pick-up will continue throughout North Main.

Visit this link for more info on recycling in Greenville https://www.greenvillesc.gov/286/Recycling-in-Greenville 

Welcome Fifth Third Bank

We’re excited to welcome Fifth Third Bank to the neighborhood.  Fifth Third Bank is located at 225 E. Stone Ave.  The Financial Center Manager is Tim Bishop.  His contact information is Timothy.Bishop@53.com Call Fifth Third Bank at 864-252-3263 or visit their website www.53.com.

Code Connection Session: What to Expect in the New Development Code

A video recording of the session from Wednesday, December 14, 2022 is available on the project web page at https://www.greenvillesc.gov/182/Greenville-Development-Code.  The new development code will shape Greenville for years to come.

Development Code Review

The City of Greenville will release the new development code soon.  There will be review sessions for the general public on January 25 and 26 (details below). The NMCA board encourages all of our members to attend one of the review sessions. The NMCA will have a review for our members with the City staff on February 2 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Bobby Pearse Center. This review will enable us to give direct feedback to the city about the development code before it goes to the planning commission on February 21. All North Main residents are welcome so please pass this on to your neighbors who might not be members of the NMCA.  

Wednesday, January 25

“Coffee with the Code” 8 – 11 a.m.  Prisma Health Welcome Center at Unity Park

Public Open House  5 – 7 p.m.  Room 202A  Greenville Convention Center

Thursday, January 26

“Coffee with the Code”  8 – 11 a.m.  Prisma Health Welcome Center at Unity Park

Public Open House  5 – 7 p.m.  Room 202A  Greenville Convention Center

At each drop-in session, the project team will provide an overview of the new code and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. The draft development code will also be available on the City’s website for public review and there will be additional opportunities to provide feedback throughout the month of February.

Spring 2023 NMCA Member Social

Watch your email and upcoming newsletters for the date and venue for the NMCA annual member spring social, as well as reminders for due renewals.  Be sure to pay those before the social!  You can pay via our website or send a check to PO Box 571, Greenville, SC, 29602.  Dues are still only $20 per resident household and $30 for businesses.  If you would like a decal as pictured below, drop us a note at our new email address, NorthMainCA@gmail.com  Thank you for your continued support!

Hillcrest & North Main Traffic Light

According to City Council Member John DeWorken, the detection loops for the traffic light at Hillcrest and N. Main were replaced last week, and everything should be operating normally now. Please let us know if you have any issues.  Also, the restriping on N. Main for bicycle lanes is reportedly set to begin at the end of January.
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Thank you, John DeWorken!

During the construction of the new Prisma location on Main and Stone, John ensured the mural on the west-facing wall was preserved in the process.  The mural was painted by Stone Academy students in 2014.  The mural is titled “Sunday in the Park a la Reedy River,” as a Greenville take on George Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte.” Eric Benjamin, an art teacher at Stone Academy of Communications Arts, was the mural artist along with several students. The painting depicts Falls Park and several recognizable Greenville figures, including Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Source: https://greenvillejournal.com/arts-culture/stone-walls/ 

Sidewalk Projects

As part of the $38M Neighborhood Infrastructure Bond, the construction of sidewalks has been accelerated in the City. Here are some highlights from District 1, where new sidewalks will be constructed from the bond.

  • 5’ wide sidewalk on Lowndes Hill Rd. in Overbrook from E. North St. to Keith Dr.
  • 5’ wide sidewalk on Chick Springs Rd. from Lotus Ct. to Mohawk
  • 5’ wide sidewalk on Mohawk from Chick Springs Rd. to Wade Hampton Blvd.
  • 5’ wide sidewalk on Gallivan, from Parkwood to Mohawk, with a pedestrian crossing over Mohawk and a safe pedestrian crossing on Mohawk over Richland Creek (near the back of The Community Tap)
Source: https://mailchi.mp/aab7e3636902/greenville-city-council-investing-in-neighborhoods-infrastructure-parks-housing?e=05c847bb88

Repaving Projects

With the help of the $38M Neighborhood Infrastructure Bond and matching funds from the State, the speed at which City streets will be paved and repaved will be sped up at an unprecedented rate.  Initial funding was $6M; however, a 50-50 State match received in September expanded the program to $12M. The City will use $6M from the Neighborhood Infrastructure Bond to cover its portion of the funding. The matching grant came from the Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee (GLDTC).

To see which streets are on the list to be resurfaced or repaved, click here.

Nearby Updates & Events

  • Coffee Underground (1 E. Coffee St.) will be temporarily closed Monday, Jan. 16-Friday, Jan. 20 for cabinet renovations.
  • Community Tap North Main (217 Wade Hampton Blvd) Trivia with Brett Tuesday, January 24 6:30 pm
  • Well Walkers meet in the temperature-controlled Bon Secours Wellness Arena at 650 North Academy Street to walk most Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Each lap around the concourse is 1/4 mile and strollers are welcome. Representatives from St. Francis Sports Medicine will be on hand for each event and other health professionals- like dietitians- are frequently scheduled to attend. Free parking is available in the VIP lot off Church Street.
  • World Piece Wednesday Night Trivia: World Piece (109 Weststone Avenue) will offer weekly Wednesday night trivia! They will have a themed trivia once a month, with every other week filled with standard pop culture, entertainment, and history questions.
  • Hall of Fame (531 Wade Hampton Blvd) Karaoke Night Friday, January 20, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Greenville Theatre (444 College Street Greenville, SC 29601) Mark Twain Performance Saturday, February 11 from 2:00-3:30 PM.  ASL interpretation is available at this show. If you would like to be seated near the interpreter please email Lara@HistoryComesAlive.org  Event registration is required for the free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mark-twain-greenville-theatre-tickets-440439214547?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb 
  • Trees Upstate Tree Giveaway: 2023 Energy Saving Trees presented by Duke Energy are here! Trees Upstate will give away 3,000 trees this spring across 9+ locations. Limit 2 per household. Closest Location to North Main Area – Preregister now or first come first serve. See Trees Upstate website for other locations and for more information. (treesupstate.org) Saturday, 4/22/2023 9-11 am Flying Rabbit Adventures 821 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC 29607

Weather Tidbits Snowfall

We consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Greenville experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

In Greenville, the snowy period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from December 14 to March 2, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Greenville is January, with an average snowfall of 2.7 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in the Winter in Greenville

source: www.weatherspark.com

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January/February 2023 Newsletter