Draft town of Honea Path, South Carolina Official Zoning Ordinance This document has been prepared for the Town of Honea Path Town Council The Honea Path Planning Commission With assistance from the Appalachian Council of Governments Adopted by Town



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DRAFT

Town of Honea Path, South Carolina



Official Zoning Ordinance

This document has been prepared for the

Town of Honea Path Town Council

The Honea Path Planning Commission

With assistance from the Appalachian Council of Governments

Adopted by Town Council:

Date of Printing: June 26, 2017

ZONING ORDINANCE

TOWN OF HONEA PATH, SOUTH CAROLINA

Town Council

EARL LOLLIS MEYERS, Mayor

JP “ Sonny” DAvis, Mayor Pro Tem

dot evans

fredda gilmer

brad haynes

ellis lark

jerry taylor



Planning Commission

Jane taylor, chairperson

les griffin

john johnson

Tom kerr

marsha smith



Board of Zoning Appeals

Bob shepherd, chairman

warren cox

trenna metts

jean perrett

freddie robinson

joe robinson

james ross


ORDINANCE No. ______________


STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA )

COUNTY OF ANDERSON )

TOWN OF HONEA PATH )

An Ordinance Adopting an


Amended Town of Honea Path Zoning Ordinance

Whereas, the Town of Honea Path Zoning Ordinance requires that refinements be made as necessary to maintain its effectiveness and efficiency, and

Whereas, the Town of Honea Path Planning Commission has recommended that several refinements be made as a result of review by that body;

Now, therefore, be it ordained by the Town Council of Honea Path, South Carolina, that the Town of Honea Path does hereby adopt this ordinance to replace all prior sections of the zoning ordinance, effective after the final reading, and shall continue in effect as hereafter mandated.

RESOLVED, this _______Day of _________________, 2010.

_____________________________________

Mayor

_____________________________________



Town Clerk

Introduction and First Reading ______________________, 2010

Second and Final Reading ______________________, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE I - PURPOSE, AUTHORITY, AND ENACTMENT CLAUSE 1

Section 101 Short Title 1

Section 102 Authority and Enactment Clause 1

Section 103 Purpose and Scope 1

Section 104 Separability 2

Section 105 Relation to Other Ordinances 2

Section 106 Jurisdiction 2

Section 107 Effective Date 2


ARTICLE II - ESTABLISHMENT OF ZONING DISTRICTS 3

Section 201 Establishment of Districts 3

Section 202 Zoning District Boundaries and the Official Zoning Map 3

Section 203 Interpretation of District Boundaries 4

Section 204 Divided Lot 4

Section 205 Zoning of Annexed Property 4



ARTICLE III - APPLICATION OF DISTRICT REGULATIONS 7

Section 301 Use of Land or Structures 7

Section 302 Lot Reduction Prohibited 7

Section 303 Use of Substandard Lots Of Record 7


ARTICLE IV: DISTRICT REGULATIONS 9

Section 401 R-10, Single Family Residential District 9

Section 402 R-6 Single Family Residential District 15

Section 403 MH-6 Single Family and Duplex District 18

Section 404 RM - Multi-Family Residential District 22

Section 405 CC – Core Commercial District 27

Section 406 NC – Neighborhood Commercial District 33

Section 407 GC – General Commercial District 37

Section 408 I - Industrial District 42

Section 409 CP– Conservation Preservation District 47

Section 410 PD– Planned Development District 51

410.1 Permitted Uses 51

410.2 Prohibited Uses 52

410.3 Approval Process 52

Section 411 MHP Mobile Home Park District 57

Section 412 Commercial Overlay District 62

Section 413 RA, Residential Agricultural District 68


ARTICLE V: PARKING AND LOADING REGULATIONS 74

Section 501 Off-Street Parking Requirements 74

Section 502 Parking Space Area Requirements 77

Section 503 Reduction of Off-Street Parking Space Requirement 78

Section 504 Location of Spaces 78

Section 505 Shared Parking Areas 78

Section 506 Use of Public Rights-of-Way for Maneuvering 79

Section 507 Extension of Parking Space into a Residential District 79

Section 508 Design Standards 79

Section 509 Other Parking Regulations 80

Section 510 Off-Street Loading and Unloading Spaces 81

ARTICLE VI: SIGN REGULATIONS 83

Section 601 General Purpose 83

Section 602 Permit Required 83

Section 603 Permit Denial 83

Section 604 Sign Design Guidelines 83

Section 605 Maximum Number of Signs Allowed 84

Section 606 Sign Area 84

Section 607 Sign Height 86

Section 608 Sign Setbacks 87

Section 609 Maintenance and Upkeep of Signs 87

Section 610 Sign Illumination 87

Section 611 Prohibited Signs 88

Section 612 Signs for Which a Permit Is Not Required 88

Section 613 Types of Signs 89

Section 614 Administration and Enforcement 93


ARTICLEVII: BUFFERYARDS AND LANDSCAPING 97

Section 701 Purpose 97

Section 702 Location 97

Section 703 Determination of Bufferyard Requirements 97

Section 704 Responsibility for Bufferyard/Screening 97

Section 705 Bufferyard Specifications. 98

Section 706 Minimum Plant Size 98

Section 707 Bufferyard Substitutions 99

Section 708 Use of Bufferyards. 99

Section 709 Appearance of Fences and Walls 99

Section 710 Berms 99

Section 711 Required Maintenance 99

Section 712 Bufferyard Types 100

Structure Required – B1 105

Section 713 Structures 106

Section 714 Landscaping Requirements 108

ARTICLE VIII: GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS 110

Section 801 Certain Public Service Uses 110

801.1 Bufferyards 110

801.2 Public Hearing 110

Section 802 Water and Air Pollution 110

Section 803 Street Access 110

Section 804 Measurement of Setbacks; Determination of Buildable Area 111

Section 805 Location of Buildings on Lots and Residential Limitations 111

Section 806 Corner Lots 111

Section 807 Double Frontage Lots 111

Section 808 Preexisting Front Setbacks 111

Section 809 Visibility at Street Intersections 112

Section 810 Visibility at Private Drives & Entrances Intersecting with Public Streets 112

Section 811 Street Planting Strips 112

Section 812 Exceptions to Height Limits 112

Section 813 Common Open Space 112

Section 814 Parking and Storage of Campers or Major Recreational Equipment 113

Section 815 Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles 113

Section 816 Junkyards and Storage of Construction Debris 113

Section 817 Manufactured Home Standards 114

Section 818 Uses Not Expressly Permitted or Conditional 116

Section 819 Conditional Uses 116

Section 820 Special Exceptions 117

Section 821 Non-conforming Buildings or Uses 117

Section 822 Non-Conforming Manufactured Homes 118

Section 823 Non-Conforming Junkyards 118

Section 824 Uses Not Expressly Permitted or Conditional 120

Section 825 Temporary Uses and Structures 121

Section 826 Home Occupation 121

Section 827 Accessory Uses 122

Section 828 Setback and Other Yard Requirements for Accessory Uses 124


ARTICLE IX: ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT, APPEAL, COMPLAINTS AND REMEDIES 125

Section 901 Zoning Administrator 125

Section 902 Zoning Permit 125

Section 903 Application for Certificates of Zoning Compliance 126

Section 904 Certificate of Occupancy 126

Section 905 Right of Appeal 127

Section 906 Complaint Regarding Violations 127

Section 907 Penalties for Violation 127



ARTICLE X ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 131

Section 1001 Membership 131

Section 1002 Initial Apportionments of Board of Zoning Appeals Members 131

Section 1003 Proceedings of the Zoning Board of Appeals 131

Section 1004 Decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals 131

Section 1005 Appeals, Hearings and Notice 132

Section 1006 Powers and Duties of The Board Of Zoning Appeals 132

Section 1007 Appeals from Decisions of Board of Zoning Appeals 133

Section 1008 Application Fee for Appeals of Decisions by the Zoning Administrator 133

ARTICLE XI PLANNING COMMISSION 135

Section 1101 Establishment of a Planning Commission 135

Section 1102 Planning Commission Membership, Terms of Office 135

Section 1103 Initial Appointments of Planning Commission Members 135

Section 1104 Function and Powers of the Planning Commission 135

Section 1105 Organization, Rules, Staff, and Finances of the Planning Commission 136

Section 1106 Finances 136


ARTICLE XII AMENDMENTS 138

Section 1201 Authority 138

Section 1202 Requirements for Change 138

Section 1203 Procedure for Amendments 138

Section 1204 Review by the Planning Commission 140

Section 1205 Public Hearing by the Town Council 140

Section 1206 Changes in the Zoning Map 140

ARTICLE XIII DEFINITIONS 141

Section 1301 Interpretation of Certain Terms or Words. 141




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