The State of South Carolina allows the Town to adopt Zoning Districts to regulate land use location and density (number of dwelling units or size of buildings) and other zoning functions (height, buffers, setbacks, etc.). These zones promote public health, safety, morals, convenience, order, appearance, prosperity and general welfare, and implement plans for future growth and development as set forth in the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan.
The Town adopted these zoning districts in its Land Management Ordinance (LMO). Official changes may be made to the zoning districts through a Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA). This ZMA could allow different land uses and density requirements for a property. Most ZMAs must be reviewed by the Planning Commission, the Planning & Development Standards Committee, and Town Council for final adoption.
Other changes to certain zoning functions may be achieved through a Variance or Special Exception application:
For questions regarding zoning, please contact the Community Development Information Center at 843- 341-4757.