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  Table of Contents TOC-1
     
I. Authority and Enactment Clause 3-1
     
II. Short Title 3-1
     
III. Definitions 3-1
     
IV. General Provisions 4-1
  400 Nonconforming Building or Uses 4-1
  401 Nonconforming Building or Use Discontinuance 4-1
  402 Mobile Homes 4-2
  403 Churches, Synagogues, Temples and Other Places of Worship 4-3
  404 Vision Clearance 4-3
  405 Ingress and Egress 4-3
  406 Flood Protection 4-3
  407 Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles 4-4
  408 Water and Air Pollution 4-4
  409 Front Yard Setback on the Divided Portion of U.S. Highway 17 4-4
  410 Street Frontage 4-4
  411 Removed Ord 2001-36 4-4
  412 Corner Lot 4-5
  413 Elevation of Buildings 4-5
  414 Customary, Incidental Home Occupation 4-5
  415 Cabanas, Docks, Dune Crossovers and Boardwalks 4-5
  416 Body Piercing 4-5
  417 Incidental Vehicle Sales 4-5
  418 Traffic Impact Analysis 4-6
  419 One Principal Structure on a Lot 4-6
  420 Swimming Pools 4-6
  421 Air-Supported Membrane Structures 4-6
  422 Outdoor Products Display 4-6
  423 Filming Activities 4-7
  424 Farm Animals, Poultry, Fowl and Livestock on a Residential Lot 4-7
     
V. Establishment of Zoning Districts and Rules for the Interpretation of District Boundaries 5-1
  500 Establishment of Districts 5-1
  501 District Boundaries 5-1
  502 Rules for Interpretation of District Boundaries 5-2
  503 Use of Land or Structures 5-3
     
VI. Requirements by District 6-1
  600 Conservation Preservation District (CP) 6-1
  601 Forest Agriculture District (FA) 6-2
  602 One Acre Residential District (R-1Ac) 6-8
  603 One Half Acre Residential District (R-1/2 Ac) 6-10
  604 10,000 Square Feet Residential District (R-10) 6-12
  605 10,000 Square Feet Residential District (MR-10) 6-14
  606 Resort Residential District (RR) 6-15
  607 General Residential District (GR) 6-17
  608 General Resort Residential District (GRR) 6-25
  609 Resort Commercial District (RC) 6-27
  610 Neighborhood Commercial District (NC) 6-32
  611 General Commercial District (GC) 6-36
  612 Resort Service District (RS) 6-47
  613 Limited Industrial District (LI) 6-51
  614 Heavy Industrial District (HI) 6-57
  615 Mobile Home Park District (MHP) 6-60
  616 Destination Park District (DPD) 6-64
  617 Medical District (MD) 6-67
  618 Office Commercial District (OC) 6-69
  619 Planned Development District (PD) 6-71
  620 Moved to Article XVII; Section 1701 - July 27, 1999  
  621 Rural General Residential District (RG) 6-77
  622 Village 10,000 Square Feet Residential District (VR-10) 6-79
  623 Rural Village Commercial District (RVC) 6-81
  624 Five Acre Residential District (R-5Ac) 6-85
  625 Forest Agriculture/Residential District (FA/R) 6-87
  626 Preservation Agriculture District (PA) 6-91
  627 Three-Quarter Acre Residential District (R-3/4 Ac) 6-92
  628 Forest Agriculture/Commercial District (FA/C) 6-94
  629 8,000 Square Feet Residential District (R-8) 6-99
  630 6,000 Square Feet Residential District (R-6) 6-101
  631 Flexible Design District (FDD) 6-103
     
VII. Area, Yard and Height Requirements 7-1
     
VIII. Exceptions and Modifications 8-1
  800 Lot Reduction Prohibited 8-1
  801 Use of Substandard Lots of Record 8-1
  802 Adjoining Substandard Lots of Record 8-1
  803 Front Yards 8-1
  804 Exception to Height Limits 8-1
  805 Group Housing Projects 8-2
  806 Exception to Height in Velocity Flood Zones 8-2
  807 Exception to Minimum Lot Sizes for Certain Uses 8-2
  808 Setback Exceptions for Certain Structures 8-2
  809 Setback from Wetlands 8-3
  810 Business ID Signs 8-3
  811 Heirs Property 8-3
  812 Conditional and Temporary Uses 8-3
  813 Bus Shelters 8-7
     
IX. Beach Standards 9-1
  900 Specific Project Standards for Beaches and Dunes 9-1
     
X. Sign Regulations 10-1
  1000 Purpose and Intent 10-1
  1001 General Sign Provisions 10-1
  1002 On-Premises Signs 10-4
  1003 Temporary (Special Event) Sign Restrictions 10-5
  1004 Sign Classifications 10-6
  1005 Off-Premises Signs 10-8
  1006 Fees and Bonds 10-9
  1007 Impoundment of Signs 10-10
  1008 Scenic Areas and Highways 10-10
  1009 Protection of First Amendment Rights 10-10
     
XI. Off-Street Parking 11-1
  1100 Intent 11-1
  1101 General Requirements 11-1
  1102 Parking Space Requirements 11-1
  1103 Design Standards 11-6
  1104 Special Provisions 11-10
  1105 Completion of Parking and Loading Required Prior to Issuance of Occupancy 11-11
  1106 Use of Off-Site Parking 11-12
     
XII. Buffer Requirments 12-1
  1200 Intent 12-1
  1201 Buffer Areas 12-1
  1202 Screening 12-1
  1203 Buffering Within Parking Areas 12-8
  1204 Lighting 12-10
  1205 Buffer Plan Requirments 12-11
     
XIII. Tree Regulations 13-1
  1300 Intent 13-2
  1301 Occupied Single Family Residential 13-2
  1302 Unoccupied Single Family Residential 13-2
  1303 Non Single-Family Requirements (Commercial, Industrial, Non-profit, etc.) 13-5
  1304 Tree Protection Requirements 13-12
     
XIV. Permit Regulations 14-1
  1400 Building, Sign, and Tree Permits Required 14-1
  1401 Application for Building Permit 14-1
  1402 Certificate of Occupancy For New and Altered Structures 14-2
  1403 Change of Tenant 14-2
  1404 Electrical Power Only Permit Required 14-2
  1405 Expiration of Building Permit 14-2
     
XV. Administration, Enforcement, Complaints and Remedies 15-1
  1500 Administration and Enforcement 15-1
  1501 Right of Entry for Purpose of Inspection 15-1
  1502 Zoning Ordinance Violations 15-1
  1503 Complaints Regarding Violations and Remedies 15-2
  1504 Remedies 15-2
  1505 Penalties for Violation 15-3
  1506 Appeal to an Interpretation or Decision of the Zoning Administrator 15-4
  1507 Impoundment of Signs 15-4
     
XVI. Zoning Board of Appeals 16-1
  1600 Establishment of Zoning Board of Appeals 16-1
  1601 Proceeding of the Zoning Board of Appeals 16-1
  1602 Decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals 16-1
  1603 Appeals, Hearings, and Notice 16-1
  1604 Powers and Duties of the Zoning Board of Appeals 16-2
  1605 Appeals from Decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals 16-3
  1606 Contempt; Penalty 16-3
     
XVII. Amendments 17-1
  1700 Authority 17-1
  1701 Requirements for Change 17-1
  1702 Procedure for Amendments 17-1
  1703 Reversion 17-5
     
XVIII. Legal Status Provisions 18-1
  1800 Conflict with Other Ordinances 18-1
  1801 Validity 18-1
  1802 Effective Date 18-1
  1803 Repealer and Savings Clause 18-1
     
XIX. Establishment of Overlay Zones 19-1
  1900 Establishment of Overlay Zones 19-1
  1901 Zone Boundaries 19-1
     
XX. Requirements by Overlay Zone 20-1
  2000 Commercial Corridor Overlay Zone (CCO) 20-1
  2001 Airport Safety Overlay Zone (ASO) 20-8
     
XXI. Designated Overlay Zones 21-1
  2100 Waccamaw Neck Commercial Corridor Overlay Zone 21-1
  2101 Plantersville Scenic Roadway Overlay Zone (Removed) 21-8
  2102 Highway 701 Corridor Overlay Zone 21-8
  2103 Marsh Walk Overlay Zone  
     
XXII. Board of Architectural Review 22-1
  2200 Deleted Ordinance 22-1
     
XXIII.

WIND ENERGY FACILITIES 

23-1
  2300 Intent 23-1
  2301 Definitions 23-1
  2302 Permits 23-1
  2303 Accessory Use 23-1
  2304 Principal Use 23-1
  2305 Wind Energy Systems 23-1
  2306 Utility Scale Wind Energy Systems 23-3
   
  APPENDICES
A. Tree Regulations Appendix A-1
  Protected Trees A-1
  Table 1. Caliper to height Ratios for Deciduous Trees A-2
  Table 2. Height to Spread Ratios for Coniferous Nursery Trees A-2
  Figure 1. Typical Critical Root Zone A-3
  Figure 2. Active Protective Tree Fencing Detail A-4
  Figure 3. Alternative Protective Tree Fencing Detail A-4
  Figure 4. Root Loss from Trenching vs Tunneling A-5
  Figure 5. Tunneling for Underground Utilities A-5
     
B. Sign Regulations Appendix B-1
  Ilus. 1. Sight Triangles Standard Detail B-1
  Table 1 Sign Criteria B-2
  Table 2 Size, Area, Height B-3
  Table 3 Sign Types B-4
  Table 4 Type By Use B-5
     
C. Color Chart C-1