As noted during the January 12, 2021, meeting of the Town Council Ways & Means Committee, the Charleston County Planning Commission held a workshop on January 11 to consider proposed amendments to the county’s Zoning and Land Development Regulation (ZLDR) ordinance. Among the changes discussed during the workshop was a proposal to eliminate the county’s R-4 residential zoning district, which allows up to 4 dwelling units per acre. The R-4 district would then be replaced by a new R-6 residential zoning district, which would allow up to 6 dwelling units per acre.
While Charleston County has exclusive control over zoning and land development regulations in the unincorporated areas of the county, such changes have the potential to adversely impact neighboring communities. If adopted, these proposed amendments would significantly increase allowable densities in the vicinity of Seabrook and Kiawah Islands, as well as parts of Johns Island.Continue reading