Westside Rezoning: Deferred

Update

Rezoning Deferred

The proposed rezoning has been deferred and the previously scheduled public hearings at both the Planning Commission (January 16) and City Council (February 26) have been postponed until further notice.

Overview

Working with the Westside Neighborhood Association, the City of Charleston has initiated a rezoning of certain properties in the Westside neighborhood from Diverse Residential (DR-2F) to Diverse Residential (DR-1F) to align with existing zoning in surrounding neighborhoods. A list of affected properties may be viewed via the link below.

Down - Zoning

This down-zoning will increase minimum lot sizes and setbacks on affected properties. The existing DR-2F zoning district requires minimum lot sizes of 2,500 square feet for a single family home, 4,000 square feet for 2 units and 1,650 square feet per unit for 3 or more units. The proposed DR-1F zoning district requires minimum lot sizes of 4,000 square feet for a single family home, 6,000 square feet for 2 units and 2,250 square feet per unit for 3 or more units.

Zoning Minimums

The existing DR-2F zoning district requires a minimum rear setback of 7 feet. The proposed DR-1F zoning district requires a minimum rear setback of 25 feet. The DR-1F zoning district also requires a slightly larger side setback. More details for these zoning districts may be reviewed in the City's zoning code, especially in Table 3.1: Height, Area and Setback Regulations.

Public Hearing

A public hearing at a meeting of the City’s Planning Commission is anticipated to occur on January 16, 2019 at 5 p.m. at:
2 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401

An additional public hearing will occur at a meeting of City Council on February 26, 2019 at 5 p.m. at:
80 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Meeting Updates & Concerns

Any updates to public hearing dates will be posted on this website should they change.

If you have any questions about the proposed changes, please contact Philip Overcash in the City’s Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability by calling 843-724-3788 or by emailing the Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability.

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