The Greenville City Council has issued a conditional use permit to allow Dover Development LLC to construct a memory care facility in the city.
The council took the action at Tuesday night’s meeting, upon the recommendation of the plan commission.
The facility will be constructed east of the Greenville firehouse, along Harris Avenue.
Jordan Dorsey, representing Dover Development, said a 16-unit memory care building is being planned. He said plans should be presented to the city next week, then the property will be purchased with the goal of beginning construction in mid-November.
According to Dorsey, up to 24 people would be employed, with a nurse probably being hired as executive director and director of nursing.
It is anticipated the facility will be completed next spring.
The council updated its city code to disallow crop production and grain silos and other agriculture storage in the downtown zone, and amended the code to establish definitions, permitted areas and standards for agricultural crop uses.
The regulation specifically defines what is considered hay and agricultural crops, setting standards for size of parcel and buffers.
The permit was approved on a 4 to 0 vote of the council with Roger Sanders absent.
The motions pertaining to agriculture were passed on three to one votes with Jes Adam voting no.