Greenville County Zoning Classifications

Greenville County Zoning Classifications

R-R3: Rural Residential District

The purpose of this district is to provide a low density housing option in areas that are rural in character and are not necessarily served by public water or sewer. The restrictions contained in this district also are intended to preserve trees and protect natural amenities within the rural portions of the County.

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R-R1: Rural Residential District

The purpose of this district is to provide a low density housing option in areas that are rural in character and are not necessarily served by public water or sewer. The restrictions contained in this district also are intended to preserve trees and to protect natural amenities within the rural portions of the County.

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R-S: Residential Suburban District

The purpose of this district is to provide reasonable safeguards for areas that are in the process of development with predominantly single-family dwellings but are generally still rural in character. Provision is made for reduction of the minimum lot size where public or community sewerage and water systems are available.

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R-20: Single-Family Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-20A: Single-Family Residential District

The purpose of the R-20A district is to allow livestock, non-commercial nurseries and greenhouses, riding academies and stables in a residential district. All other uses permitted, exceptions, and conditional uses for the R-20A district shall conform to the uses permitted, exceptions, and conditional uses for the R-20 district.

Space or shelter shall be provided where livestock is kept or fed in an R-20A district, and shall not be permitted within 100 feet of any property line, except where such property line abuts a street, railroad or watercourse at least 100 feet in width.

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R-15: Single-Family Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-12: Single-Family Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-10: Single-Family Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-7.5: Single-Family Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-6: Single-Family Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-M10: Multifamily Residential District

This residential district is established to provide for varying population densities. The principal use of land is for one-family, two-family, and multiple-family dwellings and recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally associated with residential development.

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R-M20: Multifamily Residential District

This residential district is established to provide for varying population densities. The principal use of land is for one-family, two-family, and multiple-family dwellings and recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally associated with residential development.

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R-MA: Multifamily Residential District

This residential district is established to provide for high population density. The principal use of land is for 2-family and multiple-family dwellings, manufactured homes and manufactured home subdivisions, and the recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area.

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R-MHP: Residential Manufactured Home Park District

The manufactured home park district is established to allow manufactured home parks provided certain locational criteria are met, and County Council approves the request.

The requirements of this district are set forth to ensure that manufactured home parks may coexist with existing and future residential development. The following criteria should be used in zoning property R-MHP.

A. Proposed site ensures adequate access to public street systems and does not cause undue congestion or place excessive traffic on local streets.
B. The proposed development should be located where public facilities and services are either existing or planned.
C. Approval of the application should not result in an over concentration of housing types that would alter the basic character of the area.
D. The proposed development should be compatible with adjoining and nearby properties.

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O-D: Office District

This district is established to provide for office uses including but not limited to the following: accountant, advertising agency, bank, savings and loan, broadcasting studio, brokerage house, employment agency, insurance, professional offices, real estate, and research facilities.

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C-1: Commercial District

This district is established to provide commercial establishments for the convenience of local residents.

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C-2: Commercial District

This district is established to provide for the development on major thoroughfares of commercial land uses that are oriented to customers traveling by automobile. Establishments in this district provide goods and services for the traveling public and also for the convenience of local residents.

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C-3: Commercial District

This district is established to provide for the development of commercial and light service land uses that are oriented to customers traveling by automobile. The land uses in this district are intended to be located in non-residentially zoned areas and along major thoroughfares. Establishments in this district provide goods and services for the traveling public.

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S-1: Services District

This district is established to provide a transition between commercial and industrial districts by allowing 1) commercial uses which are service related; 2) service-related commercial uses which sell merchandise related directly to the service performed; 3) commercial uses which sell merchandise which requires storage in warehouses or outdoor areas; and 4) light industries which in their normal operations would have a minimal effect on adjoining properties. All of the uses permitted in this district shall be conducted in such a manner that no noxious odor, fumes, smoke, dust, or noise will be admitted beyond the property line of the lot on which the use is located.

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I-1: Industrial District

This district is established as a district for manufacturing plants, assembly plants, and warehouses. The regulations are intended to protect neighboring land uses from potentially harmful noise, odor, smoke, dust, glare, or other objectionable effects, and to protect streams, rivers, and the air from pollution.

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I-2: Industrial District

This district is established to provide a high level of design quality, site amenities, and open space for light industry, warehouse distribution, research and development operations, and similar industrial uses with compatible operations within a park atmosphere. All of the uses shall be of a type or intensity that do not produce odors, smoke, fumes, noise, glare, heat or vibrations which are incompatible with other uses in the park or its surrounding land uses outside the industrial park. The physical and operational requirements of the use, including type of structure used and volume of heavy truck traffic generated, shall not have an adverse impact upon surrounding land uses. Regulations are directed toward protecting neighboring land uses from any of the potential nuisances associated with industrial uses.

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PD: Planned Development District

The PD district is established to encourage innovative and creative design of residential and/or commercial developments, to permit a greater amount of flexibility by removing some of the restrictions of conventional zoning. One of the goals of the Planned Development district is to promote efficient use of land and protect the natural features and scenic beauty of the land. Ideally, the development should be large scale and incorporate a variety of land uses or land use types. The district is also intended to encourage developments that provide a full range of residential types.

The PD district provides a mechanism for County Council and the Applicant to agree on the scope of the proposed development. It is recognized that some concepts will be more appropriate than others and the approval of an application in 1 location does not necessarily indicate the development will be applicable in other locations.

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NC: Neighborhood Commercial District

The intent of the NC district is to provide for convenient shopping areas and professional offices that meet the daily needs of the surrounding neighborhood. The requirements of this district are designed to ensure that the NC commercial development is aesthetically compatible with neighboring residential properties, and will not create a nuisance due to noise, traffic generation, lighting, or appearance. This district typically is located at the intersection of 2 collector streets or a collector street and arterial street in close proximity to developed residential neighborhoods.

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POD: Planned Office District

This district is established to accommodate office development that is found to be compatible with surrounding physical development. Uses permitted in this district are limited to office and research facilities, and shall not include any use engaged in retail sales or the stocking and storage of merchandise.

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ESD-PM: Environmentally Sensitive District - Paris Mountain

The purpose of this district is to establish a land use pattern to protect the environmentally sensitive nature of Paris Mountain by encouraging the proper and safe placement of structures in conformance with the natural landform, landscape, and existing plant life.

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AP: Airport Protective Areas

The “AP” designation is not intended to be utilized as a district classification but as a designation that identifies areas subject to regulations that are supplementary to the regulations of the district to which such designation is attached, appended, or “overlaid.” Regulations that apply to areas designated on the Zoning map as being within such appended or overlaid designation must be determined by joint reference to the regulations of both the basic district classification and the appended or overlay classification. The basis for preparing these supplementary regulations is contained in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Vol. XI, Part 77, Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace.

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HP: Historic Preservation District

The Historic Preservation Commission shall review the local inventory and make recommendations for historic designation to the Greenville County Council based on the following criteria. A property may be designated historic if it is 75 years of age or older, and is covered by at least 1 of the following requirements:

(1) Has significant inherent character, interest or value as part of the development or heritage of the community, state or nation; or
(2) Is the site of an event significant in history; or
(3) Is associated with a person or persons who contributed significantly to the culture and development of the community, state or nation; or
(4) Exemplifies the cultural, political, economic, social, ethnic or historic heritage of the community, state or nation; or
(5) Individually, or as a collection or resources, embodies distinguishing characteristics of a type, style, period or specimen in architecture or engineering; or
(6) Is the work of a designer whose work has influenced significantly the development of community, state or nation; or
(7) Contains elements of design, detail, materials or craftsmanship which represent a significant innovation; or
(8) Is a part of or related to a square or other distinctive element of community planning; or
(9) Represents an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood or community; or
(10) Has yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in pre-history or history.

The Historic Preservation Commission reserves the right to waive the 75-year requirement by a majority vote of a quorum meeting.

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FRD: Flexible Review District

The intent of the FRD district is to provide a way for inventive design to be accomplished and to permit development that cannot be achieved through conventional zoning districts due to the parameters required therein.

It is recognized that some concepts will be more appropriate than others and the approval of an application in one location does not necessarily indicate the development will be applicable in other locations.

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City of Fountain Inn Zoning Classifications

R-15: Residential District

This residential district is established as an area in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the residential nature of the area included in this district.

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R-12: Residential District

This residential district is established as an area in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the residential nature of the area included in this district.

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R-10: Residential District

This residential district is established as an area in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the residential nature of the area included in this district.

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R-7.5: Residential District

This residential district is established as an area in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the residential nature of the area included in this district.

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R-6: Residential District

This residential district is established as an area in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the residential nature of the area included in this district.

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R-M: Residential, Multifamily District

This Residential District is established to provide for medium and high population density. The principal use of land is for two-family and multiple-family dwellings, and the recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area are included. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its character, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-MHP: Residential Manufactured Home Park District

The manufactured home park district is established to allow mobile home parks provided certain locational criteria are met, and the request is approved by City Council. Approval of this district shall be in accordance with Article 12 of this Ordinance. The requirements of this district are set forth to ensure that mobile home parks may coexist with existing and future residential development. The following criteria should be used in zoning property R-MHP.

A. Proposed site ensures adequate access to public street systems and does not cause undue congestion or place excessive traffic on local streets.
B. The proposed development should be located where public facilities and services are either existing or planned.
C. Approval of the application should not result in an over concentration of housing types that would alter the basic character of the area.
D. The proposed development should be compatible with adjoining and nearby properties.

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O-D: Office District

This district is established to provide for office development to serve the needs of the community. The uses permitted in this district are limited to office uses and shall not include any use engaged in retail sales or the stocking and storage of goods or merchandise. This district can serve as a transition between commercial uses and residential uses. No use shall be permitted in this district which will be detrimental to the office uses located in the district or any adjacent residential development.

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C-1: Cenntral Business District

The Central Business District is a concentrated area for the principal office buildings, service establishments, and retail stores serving the city and region. The standards herein recognize the need for a compact central business district favoring pedestrians, with parking facilities for downtown shoppers and employees in economical and efficient locations, not necessarily to be provided on the same lot with each business or governmental use.

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C-2: Commercial District

This district is established to provide goods and services for the convenience of local residents.

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S-1: Services District

This district is established to provide a transition between commercial and industrial districts by allowing: (1) commercial uses which are service-related; (2) service-related commercial uses which sell merchandise related directly to the service performed; (3) commercial uses which sell merchandise which requires storage in warehouses or outdoor areas; and (4) light industries which in their normal operations would have a minimal effect on adjoining properties.

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I-1: Industrial District

The Industrial District is established as a district for manufacturing plants, assembly plants, and warehouses.

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PD: Planned Development District

The PD district is established to encourage innovative and creative design of residential and/or commercial developments and to permit a greater amount of flexibility to a developer by removing some of the restrictions of conventional zoning. Ideally, the development should be large scale and incorporate a variety of land uses or land use types. The district is also intended to encourage Developments which provide a full range of residential types to serve the residents of the district.
The regulations should provide a mechanism to evaluate each application on its own merit. It is recognized that some concepts will be more appropriate than others and the approval of an application in one location does not necessarily indicate the development will be applicable in other locations. It should also be emphasized that these provisions are not to be used to circumvent the intent or use of conventional zoning classifications as set forth in this Ordinance.

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N-C: Neighborhood Commercial District

The intent of the NC district is to provide for convenient shopping areas and professional offices that meet the daily needs of the surrounding neighborhood. The requirements of this district are designed to ensure that the NC commercial development is aesthetically compatible with neighboring residential properties, and will not create a nuisance due to noise, traffic generation, lighting, or appearance. This district typically is located at the intersection of two collector streets or a collector street and arterial street in close proximity to developed residential neighborhoods.

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POD: Planned Office District

This district is established to accommodate office development that is found to be compatible with surrounding physical development. Uses permitted in this district are limited to office and research facilities, and shall not include any use engaged in retail sales or the stocking and storage of merchandise.

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GCO: Gateway Corridor Overlay District

The Gateway Corridor Overlay District has been created to encourage well planned, attractive development along Fountain Inn's Highway 418 gateway corridor that promotes safety for all modes of transportation, enhances the historical nature of the community, strengthens and stabilizes property values, creates and upholds a distinctive gateway character, and accommodates future expected growth in a way that is consistent with the SC 418 Corridor Plan and the City's comprehensive plan.

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City of Greenville Zoning Classifications

R-6: Single-Family Residential District

The R-6 district is intended to preserve and encourage single-family residential development with a minimum lot size of 6,000 square feet. Complementary uses customarily found in residential districts, such as community recreation facilities, places of worship, and schools may be allowed.

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R-9: Single-Family Residential District

The R-9 district is intended to preserve and encourage single-family residential development with a minimum lot size of 9,000 square feet. Complementary uses customarily found in residential districts, such as community recreation facilities, places of worship, and schools may be allowed.

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RM-1: Single-Family and Multifamily Residential District

The RM-1 district is intended to encourage a mixture of low-density and medium-density housing types including multifamily units, townhouses, single-family detached, and single-family attached dwellings. The maximum density for multifamily development is ten units per acre. Complementary uses customarily found in residential districts such as community recreation facilities, places of worship, and schools may be allowed.

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RM-1.5: Single-Family and Multifamily Residential District

The RM-1.5 district is intended to encourage a mixture of low-density and medium-density housing types including multifamily units, townhouses, single-family detached, and single-family attached dwellings. The maximum density for multifamily development is 15 units per acre. Complementary uses customarily found in residential districts such as community recreation facilities, places of worship, and schools may be allowed.

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RM-2: Single-Family and Multifamily Residential District

The RM-2 district is intended to encourage a mixture of medium-density housing types including multifamily units, townhouses, single-family detached, and single-family attached dwellings. The maximum density for multifamily development is 20 units per acre. Complementary uses customarily found in residential districts such as community recreation facilities, places of worship, and schools may be allowed.

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RM-3: Single-Family and Multifamily Residential District

The RM-3 district is intended to encourage a mixture of medium-density to high-density housing types, including multifamily units, high-rise multifamily units, townhouses, single-family detached, and single-family attached dwellings. The maximum density for multifamily development is 20 units per acre. Complementary uses customarily found in residential districts such as community recreation facilities, places of worship, and schools may be allowed. Professional office uses may be allowed.

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OD: Office and Institutional District

The OD district is intended to provide for a wide variety of professional and business offices and institutions. This district is different from the other commercial districts in that, in most cases, retail sales are not allowed. In limited cases, retail may be allowed as a special exception and subject to specific criteria if its primary purpose is to serve the workers within the district. Residential uses are allowed. The OD district may be used as a buffer between residential and more intense nonresidential districts.

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C-1: Neighborhood Commercial district

The C-1 district is intended to provide convenience shopping areas and professional offices within which the daily needs of the surrounding neighborhood can be satisfied. The district should not contain any uses that would encourage traffic from another area to travel through the neighborhood. This district is typically located at the intersection of two collector streets or a collector street and arterial street in close proximity to developed residential neighborhoods. Residential uses are allowed.

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C-2: Local Commercial District

The C-2 district is intended to provide a limited range of general retail, business, and service uses as well as professional and business offices, but not intensive business or industrial activities, to persons living in surrounding neighborhoods. This district is typically located on minor arterials and at the intersection of minor and major arterials. Residential uses are allowed.

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C-3: Regional Commercial District

The C-3 district is intended to establish and preserve distinct areas for regional retail shopping centers. The district typically is located along major arterials. Residential uses are allowed; light manufacturing uses may be allowed.

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C-4: Central Business District

The C-4 district is intended to preserve downtown Greenville as the city's center accommodating a unique, high-intensity mix of office, service, retail, entertainment, cultural, government, civic, light manufacturing, and residential uses. The intent of the district is to preserve and encourage pedestrian-oriented development, including specialty and neighborhood-oriented retail and higher density residential options. District uses and standards are also intended to encourage future development in a manner compatible with the existing and historic built-environment and with nearby residential areas.

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S-1: Services District

The S-1 district is intended to accommodate service-related uses, light manufacturing, and general commercial uses which may have large buildings and outdoor storage requirements. Residential uses are allowed.

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I-1: Industrial District

The I-1 district is intended to primarily accommodate those uses of a manufacturing and industrial nature and secondary, functionally-related uses such as distribution, storage, and processing. General commercial uses are allowed but are considered incidental to the predominantly industrial nature of the district. Residential uses, other than caretaker dwellings, are not permitted.

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PD: Planned Development District

The planned development district (PD) is intended to encourage innovative land planning and site design concepts that conform to community quality-of-life benchmarks and that achieve a high level of aesthetics, high-quality development, environmental sensitivity, energy efficiency, and other community goals by:

(a) Reducing or eliminating the inflexibility that sometimes results from strict application of zoning and development standards that were designed primarily for individual lots;
(b) Allowing greater freedom in selecting the means to provide access, light, open space, and design amenities;
(c) Allowing greater freedom in providing a mix of land uses in the same development, including a mix of housing types, lot sizes, and densities;
(d) Promoting quality urban and traditional neighborhood design and environmentally sensitive development by allowing development to take advantage of special site characteristics, locations, and land uses; and
(e) Encouraging quality urban and traditional neighborhood design and environmentally sensitive development by allowing increases in base densities or floor area ratios when such increases can be justified by superior design or the provision of additional amenities such as public open space.

In return for flexibility in site design and development, planned developments (PDs) are expected to include exceptional design that preserves critical environmental resources; provides above-average open space and recreational amenities; incorporates creative design in the layout of buildings, open space, and circulation; assures compatibility with surrounding land uses and neighborhood character; and, provides greater efficiency in the layout and provision of roads, utilities, and other infrastructure.

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RDV: Redevelopment District

The intent of the redevelopment district (RDV) is to promote appropriate investment and development in areas that are depressed or underdeveloped. The new development is intended to enhance and support adjacent communities by providing housing and job opportunities as well as convenient access to necessary goods and services. The new development should improve the quality of life for all who live, work, or shop in the area. The RDV is intended to create a gathering place for adjacent neighborhoods, upgrade and improve the physical, social, and economic character of the area and to promote mixed-use developments.

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PO: Preservation Overlay District

The city recognizes that the historic and architectural resources of the city are among its most important assets. It is the purpose of this district:

(a) To protect the beauty of the city and improve the quality of its built-environment through identification, recognition, conservation, maintenance and enhancement of its historic and architectural resources;
(b) To protect designated areas having historic and architectural significance against intrusion of designs that fail to protect such significance;
(c) To ensure harmonious, orderly and efficient growth and development of the city;
(d) To stabilize and improve property values in such districts, thereby strengthening the local economy;
(e) To foster civic pride; and
(f) By furthering such purposes, to promote the public welfare, to strengthen the cultural and educational life of the city, and to make the city a more attractive and desirable place in which to live and work.

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NRO: Neighborhood Revitalization Overlay District

The purpose of the neighborhood revitalization overlay district (NRO) is to enhance the compatibility of new development with design guidelines established for each neighborhood master plan approved by city council. Providing for compatible development in NRO districts increases the opportunity for public, nonprofit, and private funds to be invested in these areas and eliminates or reduces the need for continual re-investment of time and funds to maintain or improve the neighborhood's quality of life.

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SSO: Special Sign Overlay District

The intent of the special sign overlay district (SSO) is to ensure compatibility of freestanding signs with the city's goals of protecting and preserving residential neighborhoods and promoting and enhancing the economic and aesthetic appeal of commercial areas along major roadways. The purpose of the SSO is to address the size and type of freestanding signs allowed without changing the base zoning classification of properties to which it is applied. In applying the SSO, city council has determined that the sign standards established for the base zoning district may not allow for reasonable business identification because of the nature of the development patterns and characteristics of adjacent streets and highways in the area included in the overlay district.

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AP: Airport Protective Overlay District

The airport protective overlay district (AP) is established to ensure against safety hazards, noise, and obstruction problems associated with aircraft utilizing the Greenville Downtown Airport. All development proposed within this district shall be subject to the standards specified within this section in addition to the standards and regulations contained in the particular based zoning district in which the development occurs.

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SFHA: Special Flood Hazard Area Overlay District

The special flood hazard area overlay district (SFHA) is established to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare by minimizing public and private losses resulting from flood conditions in specific areas of the city by:

(a) Restricting or prohibiting uses that are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water or erosion or flood heights or velocities;
(b) Requiring that uses vulnerable to flooding, including facilities that serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;
(c) Controlling the alteration of natural floodplains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers that are involved in the accommodation of floodwaters;
(d) Controlling filling, grading, dredging, and other development that may increase the prospect of erosion or flood damage;
(e) Preventing or regulating the construction of flood barriers that will unnaturally divert floodwater or that may increase flood hazards to other lands.

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City of Greer Zoning Classifications

R-S: Residential Suburban District

The purpose of this district is to provide reasonable safeguards for areas which are in the process of development with predominately single-family dwellings but are generally still rural in character.

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R-20: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-15: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-12: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-10: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-7.5: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-5: Residential District

Special Provisions for Lots Zoned for a Garden Court or Patio House

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R-M1: Multifamily Residential District

The R-M1 district is established to provide for medium and high population density. The principal use of land is for two-family and multiple-family dwellings and mobile home parks, and the recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its character, would interfere with the development of, or be detrimental to, the residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-M2: Multifamily Residential District

The R-M2 district is established to provide for medium and high population density. The principal use of land is for two-family and multiple-family dwellings and mobile home parks, and the recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its character, would interfere with the development of, or be detrimental to, the residential nature of the area included in the district.

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O-D: Office District

This district is established to provide an office district for the convenience of local residents. The uses permitted in this district are limited to office and research facilities and shall not include any use engaged in retail sales or the stocking and storage of goods or merchandise. No use shall be permitted in this district which will be detrimental to the development of the district as an office research park.

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C-1: Central Business District

The Central Business District is a concentration of commercial and related business uses located in the downtown area. The standards herein are designed to encourage the formation and continuance of a compatible and economically healthy environment for business, commercial, financial, professional, service and compatible residential development (permitted upon review) which benefit from being located in close proximity to one another.
The C-1 zoning district encourages development in accordance with adopted and approved policy statements and promotes harmonious land uses and provides a more gradual and orderly transition between areas of business activity and the surrounding single-family residential areas.

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C-2: Commercial District

This district is established to provide commercial establishments for the convenience of local residents.

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C-3: Highway Commercial District

This district is established to provide for the development, on major thoroughfares, of commercial land uses which are oriented to customers traveling by automobile. Establishments in this district provide goods and services for the traveling public and also for the convenience of local residents.

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S-1: Services District

This district is established to provide a transition between commercial and industrial districts by allowing 1) commercial uses which are service related; 2) service-related commercial uses which sell merchandise related directly to the service performed; 3) commercial uses which sell merchandise which requires storage in warehouses or outdoor areas; and 4) light industries which in their normal operations would have a minimal effect on adjoining properties. All of the uses permitted in this district shall be conducted in such a manner that no noxious odor, fumes, smoke, dust, or noise will be admitted beyond the property line of the lot on which the use is located.

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I-1: Industrial District

This district is established as a district for manufacturing plants, assembly plants, and warehouses. The regulations are intended to protect neighboring land uses from potentially harmful noise, odor, smoke, dust, glare, stream pollution, or other objectionable effects.

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PD: Planned Development District

The PD district is established to encourage innovative and creative design of residential and/or commercial developments, to permit a greater amount of flexibility by removing some of the restrictions of conventional zoning. One of the goals of the Planned Development district is to promote efficient use of land and protect the natural features and scenic beauty of the land. Ideally, the development should be large scale and incorporate a variety of land uses or land use types. The district is also intended to encourage developments that provide a full range of residential types.
The PD district provides a mechanism for City Council and the Applicant to agree on the scope of the proposed development. It is recognized that some concepts will be more appropriate than others and the approval of an application in one location does not necessarily indicate the development will be applicable in other locations.

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The 101 Corridor Overlay Zoning District

The purpose of the 101 Corridor Overlay Zoning District is to preserve, protect and enhance the unique visual, historic, and cultural experiences along SC Highway 101 from Interstate 85 to Downtown Greer; to promote the economic viability of business and industry; to protect and enhance property values; to provide for public and private improvements which encourage recreational use and alternative means of transportation along the corridor; and to promote the safe and efficient use of SC Highway 101.

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Gateway International Business Center Zoning District

The purpose of the GIBC District is to insure proper and orderly development and use of the property within the business park as an integrated part of an office/warehouse/distribution/manufacturing park; to protect the owners of adjacent property against improper development and use that might depreciate the value of adjoining property; to prevent the erection of structures of improper and incompatible design or material; to maintain proper setbacks and adequate open space. The overall goal is to enhance and protect the value, aesthetics, and desirability of the property in accordance with the uniform plan of development.

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Highway Transitional Overlay Zoning District

The purpose of the Highway Transitional Overlay Zoning District is to preserve, protect and enhance the unique visual, historic, and cultural experiences along West Poinsett Street from Memorial Drive to Downtown Greer; to protect and enhance property values; and to promote the safe and efficient use of West Poinsett Street.

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DT: Downtown Greer Overlay District

The purpose of the Downtown Greer Overlay District (DT) is to promote harmonious and compatible development within the Downtown Greer Central Business District which compliments the character and charm of this unique mixed use center.

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City of Mauldin Zoning Classifications

R-20: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-15: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-12: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-10: Residential District

This residential district is established as areas in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its characteristics, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-M1: Mixed Residential District

This residential district is established to provide for medium residential density. The principal use of land is for one- and two-family dwellings, and recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally associated with residential development. This district also allows a mixture of residential and professional offices provided design and review conditions are met.

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R-M: Residential Multifamily District

This residential district is established to provide for medium and high population density. The principal use of land is for two-family and multifamily dwellings and mobile home parks, and includes the recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its character, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the residential nature of the area included in the district.

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O-D: Office District

This district is established to provide an office district for the convenience of local residents. The uses permitted in this district are limited to office and research facilities and shall not include any use engaged in retail sales or the stocking and storage of goods or merchandise. No use shall be permitted in this district which will be detrimental to the development of the district as an office research park.

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C-1N: Neighborhood Commercial District

The intent of this district is to accommodate commercial development that is environmentally and aesthetically compatible with surrounding residential areas. The requirements of this district are designed to ensure that the C-1N commercial development harmonies with the surrounding residential area in such a way that it does not impair existing and future residential development. All establishments developed under the C-1N classification shall be scaled to meet the convenience shopping needs of the immediate area.

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C-1: Commercial District

This district is established to provide commercial establishments for the convenience of local residents.

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C-2: Commercial District

This district is established to provide for the development on major thoroughfares of commercial land uses, which are oriented to customers traveling by automobile. Establishments in this district provide goods and services for the traveling public and also for the convenience of local residents.

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S-1: Services District

This district is established to provide a transition between commercial and industrial districts by allowing (1) commercial uses which are service related; (2) service-related commercial uses which sell merchandise related directly to the service performed; (3) commercial uses which sell merchandise which requires storage in warehouses or outdoor areas; and (4) light industries which in their normal operations would have a minimal effect on adjoining properties. All of the uses permitted in this district shall be conducted in such a manner that no noxious odor, fumes, smoke, dust, or noise will be emitted beyond the property line of the lot on which the use is located.

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I-1: Industrial District

This district is established as a district for manufacturing plants, assembly plants, and warehouses. The regulations are intended to protect neighboring land uses from potentially harmful noise, odor, smoke, dust, glare, stream pollution, or other objectionable effects.

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PD: Planned Development

The PD district is established to encourage innovative and creative design of residential and/or commercial developments and to permit a greater amount of flexibility to a developer by removing some of the restrictions of conventional zoning. It is the intent of the district that such design and planning features be incorporated properly into all PD districts hereafter created, and that the Planning Commission and City Council shall consider the existence and appropriateness of such features before any amendment to the Zoning Map is adopted to create such districts. The district is also intended to encourage developments, which provide a full range of residential types to serve the inhabitants of the district.

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PD-R: Planned Development - Residential

The PD-R district is intended to accommodate primarily residential uses; with nonresidential uses integrated into the design of such districts as secondary uses.

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PD-C: Planned Development - Commercial

The PD-C district is intended to accommodate primarily nonresidential uses; with residential uses integrated into the design of such districts as secondary uses.

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AP: Airport Protective Areas

The "AP" designation is not intended to be utilized as a district classification but as a designation which identifies areas subject to regulations which are supplementary to the regulations of the district to which such designation is attached, appended, or "overlaid." Regulations, which apply to areas, designated on the Zoning map, as being within such appended or overlaid designation must be determined by joint reference to the regulations of both the basic district classification and the appended or overlay classification. The basis for preparing these supplementary regulations is contained in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Vol. XI, Part 77, Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace.

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POD: Planned Office District

This district is established to accommodate office development, which is found to be compatible with surrounding physical development, particularly neighboring residential properties. Uses permitted in this district are limited to office and research facilities and shall not include any use engaged in retail sales or the stocking and storage of merchandise except as provided by Section 5:5.2 and 5:5.2-1.

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City of Simpsonville Zoning Classifications

R-E: Residential-Estate District

The R-E, Residential—Estate District is established to promote detached single-family residential estate development as the principal use of the land within the district. The regulations of this district are intended to discourage any use that would substantially interfere with the development of detached single-family residential estate dwellings and that would be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the district.

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R-LO: Residential-Low Density District

The R-Lo, Residential—Low Density District is established to promote detached single-family residential development at low densities as the principal use of land within the district. The regulations of this district are intended to discourage any use that would substantially interfere with the development of detached single-family dwellings and that would be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the district.

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R-MID: Residential-Medium Density District

The R-Mid, Residential—Medium Density District is established to promote residential development at medium densities as the principal use of land within the district. Appropriate land use includes both detached and attached single-family residential dwellings. The establishment of this district is intended to meet the diverse housing needs of City residents while the regulations are intended discourage any use that would be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the district.

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R-HI: Residential-High Density District

The R-Hi, Residential—High Density District is established to promote residential development at high densities. Appropriate land use includes multi-family residential development such as apartments and townhomes. The establishment of this district is intended to meet the diverse housing needs of City residents while the regulations are intended to discourage any use that would be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the district.

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R-OI: Residential-Neighborhood Office and Institutional District

The R-OI, Residential—Neighborhood Office and Institution District is established to promote and accommodate residential uses, offices, and institutions in areas that are not exclusively residential or nonresidential by nature. Although nonresidential uses may be permitted, the intent of this district is to preserve the residential character of the area through careful attention to the scale and form of development. Furthermore, it is the intent of this district to discourage uses that generate excessive traffic or any other activity that would be largely incompatible with the residential nature of the district.

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B-L: Businees-Limited District

The B-L, Business—Limited District is established to promote small-scale retail, service, and professional offices that provide goods and services to the residents of a nearby or adjacent neighborhood. This district is primarily intended to provide locations for appropriate business and similar activities adjacent to residential districts. The scale and form of such activities and development is regulated ensure compatibility with adjacent residential areas.

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B-G: Business-General District

The B-G, Business—General District is established to promote accessible and central concentrations of business activities and commercial establishments offering both retail goods and services to people from throughout the community. This district also provides opportunities to integrate residential uses subject to careful design. The district is intended to serve both pedestrians as well as people who travel by automobile. Therefore, this district is primarily located along major roadways, and businesses are encouraged to locate in close proximity to one another. Where necessary, adjacent residentail areas are protected through landscaping and site design.

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B-U: Businesss-Urban District

The B-U, Business—Urban District is established to promote urban design concepts and compact development at a pedestrian scale. The intergration of symbiotic land use such as retail, service, entertainment, government, and residential uses, is encouraged. The intent of this district is to establish a sense of place and identity while preserving a healthy economic environment for businesses and residents. This is accomplished through careful attention to the scale and form of development.

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B-I: Business-Industrial District

The B-I, Business—Industrial District is established to promote a wide range of employment-generating office, business, institutional, research and development, and light manufacturing uses. The primary intent of this district is to provide lands for industrial uses that can be operated in a relatively clean and quiet manner. But it is also the intent of this district to allow a wide range of uses and accommodate the development of “flex space” arrangements which enable a different combination of allowable uses on a site over time, as the market dictates. This district is generally located in areas with appropriate access and infastructure. Potential nuisances or damage to the environment shall be minimized through careful design.

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ID: Innovative Development District

The ID, Innovative Development District is established to provide flexibility in the planning and construction of development projects in accordance with an approved plan. In return for greater flexibility in site design requirements, innovative development are expected to demonstrate exceptional quality community designs that:

A. Preserve critical environmental resources;
B. Provide above-average
C. Demonstrate innovate and creative site planning techniques that improve upon the layout and design of Buildings, open space and circulation that would otherwise be achieved by the standards of other allowable zoning districts;
D. Assure compatibility with surrounding land uses and neighborhood character; and
E. Provide greater efficiency in the layout and provision of roads, utilities, and other infastructure

This district provides a mechanism to evaluate each application on its own merit. Some concepts may be more appropriate in certain locations than others; therefore, the approval of an application in one location does not necessarily mean that the design of the development would automatically be appropriate in other locations.

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DO-TC: Design Overlay-Town Center District

The location of the DO-TC, Design Overlay—Town Center District is widely distinguished by features of a traditional American downtown. The streets are laid out in a grid pattern and the buildings are typically built to the front property line.

It is the intent of this overlay district to ensure insofar as possible, that buildings or structures and the use of land within this district shall be in harmony with the architectural heritage and traditional character od the district. In approving site plans and granting building permits, the architectural and visual significance of the structure and overall development shall be taken into account by the person(s) performing the review. New development and redevelopment shall be compatible with architecture and design of surrounding properties and existing developments. This includes the exterior finish, lighting, landscaping, and architectural design of proposed development and redevelopment.

By encouraging a general harmony of style, form, proportion, use, architectural features and materials, the architectural heritage and traditional character of the City of Simpsonville will continue to be a distinctive aspect of the City and will promote positive visual experiences in the City of Simpsonville.

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DO-VC: Design Overlay-Village Commerce District

The location of the DO-VC, Design Overlay—Village Commerce District is widely distinguished by its proximity to the Town Center. However, this district may be distinguished from the Town Center by its lack of a street grid and lack of “zero lot line” setbacks as is commonplace in the DO-TC district. Rather, this district is distinguished by the "small town" charm of its development and its mix of retail buildings, offices, multi-family residences, single-family residences, and single-family residences that have been converted to office and retail use.

It is the intent of this overlay district to ensure, insofar as possible, that buildings or structures and the use of land within this district shall be in harmony with the architectural heritage and traditional character of the district. In approving site plans and granting building permits, the architectural and visual significance of the structure and overall development shall be taken into account by the person(s) performing the review. New development and redevelopment shall be compatible with the architecture and design of surrounding properties and existing developments. This includes the exterior finish, lighting, landscaping, and architectural design of proposed development and redevelopment.

By encouraging a general harmony of style, form, proportion, use, architectural features and materials, the architectural heritage and traditional character of the City of Simpsonville will continue to be a distinctive aspect of the City and will promote positive visual experiences in the City of Simpsonville.

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City of Travelers Rest Zoning Classifications

R-15: Residential District

This residential district is established as an area in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its character, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-10: Residential District

This residential district is established as an area in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its character, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-7.5: Residential District

This residential district is established as an area in which the principal use of land is for single-family dwellings and for related recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its character, would interfere with the development of or be detrimental to the quiet residential nature of the area included in the district.

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R-M: Residential, Multifamily District

This residential district is established to provide for medium and high population density. The principal use of land is for two-family and multiple-family dwellings, and the recreational, religious, and educational facilities normally required to provide an orderly and attractive residential area are included. The regulations for this district are intended to discourage any use which, because of its character, would interfere with the development of, or be detrimental to the residential nature of the area included in the district.

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O-D: Office District

This district is established to provide an office district for the convenience of local residents. The uses permitted in this district are limited to office and research facilities and shall not include any use engaged in retail sales or the stocking and storage of goods or merchandise. No use shall be permitted in this district which will be detrimental to the development of the district as an office research park.

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C-1: Commercial District

This district is established to provide commercial establishments for the convenience of local residents.

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C-2: Commercial District

This district is established to provide for the development, on major thoroughfares, of commercial land uses which are oriented to customers traveling by automobiles. Establishments in this district provide goods and services for the traveling public and also for the convenience of local residents.

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S-1: Services District

This district is established to provide a transition between commercial and industrial districts by allowing (1) commercial uses which are service-related; (2) service-related commercial uses which sell merchandise related directly to the service performed; (3) commercial uses which sell merchandise which requires storage in warehouses or outdoor areas; and (4) light industries which in their normal operations would have a minimal effect on adjoining properties.

All of the uses permitted in this district shall be conducted in such a manner that no obnoxious odor, fumes, smoke, dust, or noise will be admitted beyond the property line of the lot on which the use is located.

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I-1: Industrial District

This district is established as a district for manufacturing plants, assembly plants, and warehouses. The regulations are intended to protect neighboring land uses from potentially harmful noise, odor, smoke, dust, glare, stream pollution or other objectionable effects.

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PD-R: Planned Development - Residential

The intent of planned development districts is to derive the benefits of efficiency, economy, and flexibility by encouraging unified development of large sites while also obtaining the advantages of creative site design, improved appearance, compatibility of uses, optimum service by community facilities, and better functioning of vehicular access and circulation. It is the intent of this Ordinance to allow development of large sites subject to specific regulations concerning lot area, building coverage, yard spaces, and building height only in so far as the Travelers Rest City Council shall deem appropriate to fulfill the intent of this Ordinance, upon presentation of certification from the owners, developers, or other parties at interest in the development of such sites that they will adhere to development policies which will fulfill the intent of this Ordinance.

PD-R Planned Development - Residential: The PD-R district is intended to accommodate primarily residential uses, with nonresidential uses integrated into the design of such districts as secondary uses.

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PD-C: Planned Development - Commercial

The intent of planned development districts is to derive the benefits of efficiency, economy, and flexibility by encouraging unified development of large sites while also obtaining the advantages of creative site design, improved appearance, compatibility of uses, optimum service by community facilities, and better functioning of vehicular access and circulation. It is the intent of this Ordinance to allow development of large sites subject to specific regulations concerning lot area, building coverage, yard spaces, and building height only in so far as the Travelers Rest City Council shall deem appropriate to fulfill the intent of this Ordinance, upon presentation of certification from the owners, developers, or other parties at interest in the development of such sites that they will adhere to development policies which will fulfill the intent of this Ordinance.

PD-C Planned Development - Commercial: The PD-C district is intended to accommodate primarily nonresidential uses, with residential uses integrated into the design of such districts as secondary uses.

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Scenic Overlay District

The Scenic Corridor Area designation is not intended to be utilized as a district classification but as a designation which identifies areas subject to regulations which are supplementary to the regulations of the district to which such designation is "overlaid". These regulations shall apply only in nonresidential districts and shall apply to the entire parcel of land even if only a portion of the parcel is within the Scenic Overlay District. It is the intent of this designation to ensure that development in these nonresidential districts occurs in an orderly manner and is in harmony with he environment.

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R-MHP: Residential Manufactured Home Park District

The manufactured home park district is established to allow manufactured home parks provided certain locational criteria are met, and the request is approved by City Council. Approval of this district shall be in accordance with Article 10 of this Ordinance. The requirements of this district are set forth to ensure that manufactured home parks may coexist with existing and future residential development. The following criteria should be used in zoning property R-MHP.

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R-D: Residential-Duplex District

This district is established to provide for one- and two-family dwellings, and the recreational, religious, and educational facilities which are normally found in residential areas. The district is primarily intended for areas which represent a transition between low-density, single-family development and high-density, multifamily development and for sites which are located in predominantly low-density areas but which are determined to be unsuitable for development under rovisions of a multifamily zoning classification.

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C-1N: Neighborhood Commercial District

The intent of this district is to accommodate commercial development that is environmentally and aesthetically compatible with surrounding residential areas. The requirements of this district are designed to ensure that the C-1N commercial development is in harmony with the surrounding residential area in such a way that it does not impair existing and future residential development. All establishments developed under the C-1N classification shall be scaled to meet the convenience shopping needs of the immediate area.

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CBD: Central Business District

The Central Business District (CBD) is an area that can be characterized by high density land use consisting of predominately existing buildings with limited or no building setbacks and minimal on-site parking areas. The establishment of this district will encourage economic growth and development within the CBD by establishing regulations suitable for this unique, high density area. It is the intent of the CBD to allow for a variety of uses, a balance of old and new development, combined with preservation and restoration of existing buildings.

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Greenville County Zoning Classifications