MEETINGS & UPDATES

Area Performance Planning draft establishes districts

The draft of the Area Performance Planning ordinance provides for the establishment of a variety of districts, including the Restrictive Development District, General Development District, Partial Restriction District and Overlay Districts. The specific uses and compatibility standards allowed in these districts are found mainly in…

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Draft of Area Performance Planning ordinance includes scenic corridor protection

Under the draft of the Area Performance Planning ordinance, certain roads in the county, or portions of roads, may be identified as scenic corridors. Because of their unique character, these scenic roads play an important role in environmental quality, sense of community and history, as…

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Area Performance Planning allows for certain temporary uses

As with the Unified Land Management Ordinance (ULMO), the draft of the Area Performance Planning ordinance allows for certain temporary uses. Under the draft ordinance, those seeking temporary uses would submit a plan for review, and after approval, shall be issued a temporary permit. The…

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APP draft includes penalties for violation

Like the Unified Land Management Ordinance, the draft of the Area Performance Planning ordinance includes a section outlining penalties for violations. The new draft, however, gives clearer direction to the planning staff. In the draft, the zoning administrator or an authorized representative direct compliance, as…

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Board of Zoning Appeals responsibilities under Area Performance Planning draft

As mentioned in the previous blog post, under the draft Area Performance Planning ordinance, the current Board of Appeals will become the Board of Zoning Appeals, continuing to handle the variance and appeals cases countywide under the Unified Land Management Ordinance (ULMO). This board will…

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Under APP draft, Board of Appeals would become Board of Zoning Appeals

Under the draft Area Performance Planning ordinance, the current Board of Appeals will become the Board of Zoning Appeals. This board will continue to handle the variance and appeals cases across the county under the Unified Land Management Ordinance (ULMO), but will take on some…

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Area Performance Planning streamlining process for mixed-use developments

Early in the Area Performance Planning process, stakeholders made it clear that – as a community – we need to make the process easier for developers to construct high-quality, unique projects that are popular in the market today. Across the country, mixed-use developments, or those…

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APP adaptive and accommodating while providing balanced protections

At its core, the draft Area Performance Planning ordinance is designed to be adaptive and accommodating, while providing balanced protections to stakeholders. Under traditional Euclidean zoning, all parcels are assigned specific zoning classifications that mandate the use of each specific parcel. Any deviation from that…

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Parts of APP draft ordinance carried over from ULMO

In reading through the draft of the Area Performance Planning document, it may be helpful to understand that portions of the proposed requirements were carried over from the existing Unified Land Management Ordinance, which currently regulates the use of certain buildings, structures and land. Many…

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Options for determining compatibility standards

Area Performance Planning is about protecting property owners and Spartanburg County’s rich cultural, historical and natural destinations, while simultaneously encouraging sound economic growth. Under the draft ordinance, Area Performance Planning provides the flexibility to accommodate market principles while balancing private property rights. To accomplish these…

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