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LMO Amendments

Proposed Historic Neighborhood Preservation Overlay District

In November, 2019, Town Council approved the framework for the Gullah Geechee Culture Preservation Project Report that was created in a collaborative effort between the Gullah Geechee Land and Cultural Preservation Task Force and Town Staff. Establishing an overlay district for Historical Communities on Hilton Head Island was identified as the top priority project. To implement this recommendation, Staff is proposing to create a Historic Neighborhoods Preservation Overlay (HNP-O) District. The purpose of this District is to increase the development potential for properties within this District by amending the Land Management Ordinance (LMO) to decrease the width for, buffers, setbacks, and access of new structures; show potential increases to impervious cover and building height; and propose two new applications for Family Compound and Family Subdivision.

The HNP-O district also proposes to increase density by rezoning RM-4 properties to RM-6. RM-6 Zoning allows residential density up to 6 dwelling units per acre, and up to 8 dwelling units per acre for properties that are at least 5 acres. Residential uses for properties zoned RM-6 include single family, multifamily, and Workforce Housing development.

Documents and Resources

Upcoming Meetings

Public Planning Committee January 12, 2021
Town Council (First Reading) To Be Determined
Town Council (Second Reading) To Be Determined

For more information about the Historic Neighborhoods Preservation Overlay (HNP-O) District, please contact Town of Hilton Head Island Historic Neighborhoods Preservation Administrator, Sheryse DuBose via phone at 843-341-4683 or via email at sherysed@hiltonheadislandsc.gov.