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CHARLESTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

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CHARLESTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING Committee Room (B-225), 2nd Floor, Lonnie Hamilton, III Public Services Building

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4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC

AGENDA SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

2:00 P.M. _____________________________________________________________________________

I. CALL TO ORDER INTRODUCTIONS

II. COMPLIANCE WITH THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

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III. APPROVAL OF THE AUGUST 12, 2019 MEETING AND WORKSHOP MINUTES

IV. CORRESPONDENCE

V. CHARLESTON COUNTY ZONING AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

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ORDINANCE (ZLDR) PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ZONING DISTRICT REQUEST a) ZREZ-07-19-00103: Request to rezone TMS 151-00-00-095 from Agricultural

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Preservation (AG-15) to Planned Development, PD-171, Bolt PD, for Short-Term Rentals and Special Events (34.70 acres at 6539, 6543, 6555 and 6569

Maybank Highway).
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VI. DIRECTOR S REPORT

VII. CHAIR S REMARKS

VIII. NEXT MEETING DATE: OCTOBER 14, 2019

IX. ADJOURNMENT

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AUGUST 12, 2019

ATTENDEES Planning Commission: Sussan Chavis, Laura Dukes Beck, Cindy Floyd, Adam MacConnell, Warwick Jones, David Kent, Eric Meyer, Pete Paulatos,

and Kip Bowman. Commissioner Floyd was absent for the votes, arriving at 2:47 p.m.
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County staff: Joel Evans, Director of Planning/Zoning; Austin Bruner, Deputy County Attorney; Andrea Pietras, Deputy Director of Planning/Zoning;

Carl Simmons, Building Inspection Services Director; Dan Frazier, Planner II; Sally Brooks, Planner III; Ryan Petersen, Planner III; Niki Grimball, Planner II; Emily Pigott, Planning Tech. I; Robin Lewis, Admin. Assistant II; and Sally Hebert, Administrative Support Coordinator I.
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Nine members of the public, including: Fred Palm, R.B. Carnevale, Kate Schaefer, Toby Stewart, and Betsy LaForce.

CALL TO ORDER Chair Meyer called to order the meeting of the Charleston County Planning Commission at 2 p.m. in Room B-225 at the Lonnie Hamilton,

III, Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC, 29405. He invited all to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
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COMPLIANCE WITH THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INTRODUCTIONS Chair Meyer announced that the meeting was noticed in compliance with the South Carolina

Freedom of Information Act. He stated the purpose of the Planning Commission and introduced its members. Mr. Evans introduced staff.
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

On the motion of Commissioner Chavis, seconded by Commissioner MacConnell, the Planning Commission voted five in favor, with one absent, to approve

the July 8, 2019 meeting and workshop minutes. Commissioners Jones, Kent, and Bowman abstained from voting because they were absent from the July meeting.
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PLANNED DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT REQUEST: ZREZ-06-19-00101 Chair Meyer said the next agenda item is a request to amend PD-88, Edisto Estates II, to

PD-88A, Edisto Estates II, to allow accessory structures on 86.51 total acres on TMS: 108-00-00-001, -020, -021, -022, - 023, -025, -026, -027, -028, -029, -030, -031, -032, -034, -035, -036, -037, -038, -039, -040, -041, -042 with the addresses: 7159, 7225, 7241, 7253, 7269, 7275, 7219, 7209, 7201/7203, 7189, 7175 7200, 7210, 7218, 7224, 7230, 7236, 7240, 7242, and 7254 Parkers Ferry Road; 8995 and 8987 Greenwood Road.
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Chair Meyer called on Ms. Grimball to describe the amendment request in more detail. Ms. Grimball said the PD includes 22 parcels encompassing 86.51

acres. It was originally approved in January 2003 for a low- density residential subdivision containing single-family dwellings, manufactured homes, accessory dwelling units, and green space. To date, 14 of the 22 parcels have been developed.
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Ms. Grimball stated tthe applicant requests amendments to allow up to two accessory structures on each parcel and a five-foot minimum side setback

for garages and sheds, while maintaining the existing setback conditions for rear (50 ) and front (200 for lots 5-10 and 50 for lots 11-22) setbacks.
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Ms. Grimball said the proposed amendments to the PD meet the three criteria required for approval and thus staff supports the request with conditions

for clarification.

Chair Meyer opened the floor to public comment. Mr. Toby Stewart, the applicant, spoke in support. No one spoke in opposition to the rezoning

request.
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On the motion of Commissioner MacConnell, seconded by Commissioner Chavis, the Commission voted eight in favor, with one absent, to recommend

approval with conditions.
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Charleston County Planning Commission Minutes

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ZLDR AMENDMENTS TO INCORPORATE BUILDING AND FLOODING ORDINANCE CHANGES Chair Meyer announced the next item on the agenda is ZLDR amendments to

incorporate building and flood ordinance changes.
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He called on Ms. Pietras to give a presentation on the proposed amendments. She explained that pending changes to the Building Code and Flood

Ordinance require amendments to the ZLDR for consistency. She stated the amendments to the Building Code and Flood Ordinance are scheduled to receive final approval from County Council on August 20, and include:. Maximum impervious surface cover limit of 40 percent; Maximum riverine setback of 50 feet; and Requirement for special flood hazard areas where base flood elevation data is not available that
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applicants must provide engineering analyses that generate the base flood elevations for all subdivision proposals and other proposed developments

containing at least five lots or five acres, whichever is less.
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Chair Meyer then asked for questions from the Commission members and Ms. Pietras,, Mr. Simmons, and Mr. Evans responded.

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There was some discussion among Commissioners regarding the genesis of the definition of Riverine and how the impervious surface limitation of 40

percent was derived. Some Commission members also expressed concern that they were being asked to vote on something that has already been before County Council without opportunity for input.
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On the motion of Commissioner Beck, seconded by Commissioner MacConnell, the Commission voted seven in favor, with one absent, to recommend County

Council approve ZLDR amendments to incorporate building and flood ordinance changes. Commissioner Bowman voted in opposition.
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DIRECTOR S REPORT Mr. Evans reported: The County, along with the City of Charleston, will hold community meetings in October, at the earliest,

regarding the Maybank highway overlay on Johns Island and James Island. He said they want to wait until final recommendations from the Dutch

Dialogues, which address flooding, are published.
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He said permitting is still increasing. Once the Maybank Highway Overlay process is complete, staff will update the Mt. Pleasant Overlay in

coordination with the Town of Mt. Pleasant.

CHAIR S REMARKS The Chair reviewed the rules for Quorum for the benefit of those who missed the information last month, as provided by Deputy County

Attorney Bernard Ferrara.
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The Chair recognized Commissioner Jones for a request to reconsider the Commission s 6-0 vote, with three absent, recommendation to County Council to

adopt the Resilience Element, as presented by the Resilience Element Committee. Commissioner Jones made the case for adopting the edited version. Due to the lack of a motion, the previous vote stands.
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ADJOURNMENT Chair Meyer adjourned the meeting at approximately 2:54 p.m. He said there would be a workshop immediately following to receive a

presentation on a Conceptual Planned Development (PD) Plan for Murray Creek. Chair Meyer said the next regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting will be held on August 12 at 2 p.m.
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Sally K. Hebert

Charleston County Planning Commission Minutes

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Recording for the Planning Department

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Ratified by the Charleston County Planning Commission this 9th day of September, 2019.

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Eric Meyer Chair

Attest:

Joel Evans, PLA, AICP, Director Zoning Planning Department

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Charleston County Planning Commission Minutes

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PLANNING COMMISSION DISCLAIMER:

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UNRATIFIED MEETING MINUTES

This document is a draft of the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Charleston County Planning Commission. The members of the Planning

Commission have neither reviewed nor approved this document; therefore, these
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minutes shall only become official meeting minutes after adoption by the Planning Commission at a public meeting

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of the Commission.

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CHARLESTON COUNTY

PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP MINUTES

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AUGUST 12, 2019

ATTENDEES Planning Commission: Sussan Chavis, Laura Dukes Beck, Cindy Floyd, Adam MacConnell, Warwick Jones, David Kent, Eric Meyer, Pete Paulatos,

and Kip Bowman.
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County staff: Joel Evans, Director of Planning/Zoning; Austin Bruner, Deputy County Attorney; Andrea Pietras, Deputy Director of Planning/Zoning; Dan

Frazier, Planner II; Sally Brooks, Planner III; Niki Grimball, Planner II; Emily Pigott, Planning Tech. I; Robin Lewis, Admin. Assistant II; and Sally Hebert, Administrative Support Coordinator I.
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CALL TO ORDER At approximately 3:01 p.m., Chair Meyer called to order the workshop of the Charleston County Planning Commission in Room B-225 at the

Lonnie Hamilton, III, Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive.
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PRESENTATION: CONCEPTUAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT FOR MURRAY CREEK Chair Meyer read the description of the proposed planned development, as provided by

the applicant.
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Murray Creek (TMS 311-00-00-025 311-00-00-097) is an 11.89-acre site with access on River Road in Charleston County (Johns Island) that fronts Murray

Creek. The applicant will be seeking to rezone from R-4 to PD. The site is being master planned with 39 single-family detached lots (approximately 3.93 units per highland acre) with a Micro Farm and community open space to include a neighborhood park and water access.
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Bill Eubanks, Creative Director at Seamon Whiteside, gave a presentation on the proposed Murray Creek Planned Development. He said they have held two

community meetings and received good feedback from Johns Island residents. Initially, they had planned to create smaller lots, which would have clustered the homes and carved out more community open space. In anticipation of Charleston County Council adopting Charleston County Building Services recommended 40 percent impervious rule, Mr. Eubanks said they increased lot sizes and decreased community open space.
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Even though Charleston County does not require a PD to include mixed uses, he said they wanted the project to be as defensible as possible and have

included a mixed-use component, a quarter-acre micro farm. It could become a community garden space where residents lease plots and grow their own food. Or the community could hire a farmer or lease land to a farmer for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
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Mr. Eubanks said there will be a community park area with access to Murray Creek.

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Mr. Eubanks said a traffic study showed no improvements are needed on River Road to accommodate this project because traffic accounts for less than

one percent of the traffic flow at River Road and Maybank Highway.
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Commissioners asked about lot size, grand trees, irrigation, pump station, and whether the pending 40 percent impervious limitation necessitated

two-story versus one-story homes.
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Chair Meyer thanked Mr. Eubanks for his presentation and asked if any Commissioners or anyone in the audience had any questions or comments. There

were no questions or comments from Commission members or the audience.
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ADJOURNMENT Chair Meyer adjourned the workshop at approximately 3:13 p.m.

Planning Commission Workshop Minutes

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Sally K. Hebert Recording for the Planning Department

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Ratified by the Charleston County Planning Commission this 9th day of September, 2019.

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Eric Meyer Chair

Attest:

Joel Evans, PLA, AICP, Director Zoning Planning Department

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Planning Commission Workshop Minutes

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PLANNING COMMISSION DISCLAIMER:

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UNRATIFIED MEETING MINUTES

This document is a draft of the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Charleston County Planning Commission. The members of the Planning

Commission have neither reviewed nor approved this document; therefore, these
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minutes shall only become official meeting minutes after adoption by the Planning Commission at a public meeting

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of the Commission.

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ZONING MAP AMENDMENT REQUEST: ZREZ-07-19-00103 (PD-171-Bolt PD) CASE HISTORY

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Planning Commission: September 9, 2019

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Public Hearing: October 8, 2019

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CASE INFORMATION

Location: 6539, 6543, 6555 and 6569 Maybank Highway (Wadmalaw Island area)

Parcel Identification: 151-00-00-095

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Council District: 8

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Property Size: 34.7 acres

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Application: The applicant is requesting to rezone from Agricultural Preservation (AG-15) to Planned Development, PD-171, Bolt PD, for Short-Term

Rentals and Special Events.
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Zoning History: There have been no rezoning requests prior to this request. The parcel was approved for a dwelling group in 2017. On January 8, 2018,

the Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance allowing encroachment within the protected area of three Grand trees in excess of 25 for the construction of two dwelling units (6539 and 6543 Maybank Hwy), and attached the conditions that if any of the three Grand trees that are encroached upon die within 3 years of construction of the dwelling units, the applicant is required to mitigate the DBH of the Grand tree(s) and required the applicant provide documentation showing that the routing of all utilities to each structure will not impact the root system of the trees.
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Application History: The applicant undertook one pre-application Planning Commission Workshop on March 11, 2019.

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Parcel Information and Area Description: The subject property is zoned Agricultural Preservation (AG-15), and currently contains three single-family

dwellings, each with a corresponding deck, one accessory dwelling unit and two shipping containers. The access is a pervious gravel drive. Adjacent properties are zoned either Agricultural Residential (AGR) or Agricultural Preservation (AG-15) and are undeveloped, farmland, or contain single-family residences.
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Overview of PD-171, Bolt PD: The applicant is requesting to rezone to PD-171, Bolt PD, to allow for Short-Term Rentals and Special Events.

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Specifically, the requested PD-171 guidelines include the following:

Allowed uses: o Seven single-family detached dwelling units that may be used as Commercial Guest Houses

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in compliance with ZLDR Art. 6.8 (1,500 SF max. per unit); o One Manufactured, Mobile, or other type of permitted Dwelling Unit (max. size: 2,000

SF); o Minimum 33.5 acres of open space, trails and fire pits; o Maximum of two storage containers (one 160-SF container and one 320-SF container, both
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of which exist on the site) to house water treatment system, washer/dryer, work supplies, cleaning supplies, landscape equipment and tools. These

storage containers may be located in front of or behind the principal dwelling unit(s);
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o Special Events for up to 99 guests (not including vendors): Max. of 25 special events per year; Hours of operation 10am 9pm weekdays and 10am 11pm

weekends;
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Temporary structures such as tents allowed; Third party vendors;

Architectural guidelines to comply with ZLDR Article 9.6, also allowing unique dwelling units to be approved by the Building Official and

semi-permanent structures less than 200 SF shall not require a building permit;
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One - 4 x 4 entry sign to be placed within property boundaries fronting Maybank Highway, maximum of 8 in height;

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Wayfinding and internal directional signage are also allowed; and Parking and Tree Protection and Preservation to comply with the ZLDR.

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Municipalities Notified/Response: The Town of Seabrook Island, Town of Kiawah Island, Town of James Island, City of North Charleston, and City of

Charleston were notified; however, no response from these municipalities has been received.

Public Input: Correspondence received is included in this packet.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

According to Section 4.23.9 E (9) of the Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance (ZLDR), applications for PD Development Plans may be

approved only if County Council determines that the following criteria are met:
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o The PD Development Plan complies with the standards contained in this Article; Staff response: The proposed PD guidelines do not comply with the

standards contained in this Article:
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Access road, which does not comply with the requirements of Sec. 4.23.6.B.1, Waterfront Development Standards, due to dimensional constraints

encroaching into the OCRM Critical Line Buffer (note that the access road is existing).
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Placement of storage container in front of Single-Family dwellings at 6543 and 6539 Maybank Hwy.

o The development is consistent with the intent of the Comprehensive Plan and other adopted

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policy documents; and

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Staff response: The Charleston County Comprehensive Plan ( Plan ) places this property in the Wadmalaw Agricultural Preservation future land use

category, described in the Plan as follows: The uses recommended for this future land use category are similar to those recommended for the Agricultural Preservation use category; however, the recommended density is lower and this designation applies specifically to Wadmalaw Island. The incorporation of this designation is also consistent with the Wadmalaw Island Planned Development Guidelines adopted by the County in 1988. Appropriate public services and facilities that are consistent with the goals and strategies of this Plan should be permitted to ensure sufficient provision of services (Comprehensive Plan page 29).
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The requested PD guidelines include Commercial Guest House Short-Term Rentals, which allow for 365 short-term rental days per year in up to seven

separate non-owner occupied units on the parcel, and up to 25 special events per year (up to 99 people not including vendors). These intensities and uses are inconsistent and out of character with the low density, rural and agricultural land uses recommended by the Plan as well as with the Charleston County Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance ( ZLDR ) requirements for the AG-15 Zoning District. The AG-15 Zoning District allows for up to 72 short-term rental days per year in owner occupied housing units, and a maximum of five temporary special events per lot per calendar year, each valid for up to three consecutive days with the ability to increase the number of special events per calendar year to 25 through the Special Exception process. Therefore, the proposed development is not consistent with the intent of the Comprehensive Plan nor the ZLDR.
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o The County and other agencies will be able to provide necessary public services, facilities, and programs to serve the development proposed, at the

time the property is developed.
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Staff response: At the time this report was written, the applicant had submitted letters of coordination from some, but not all, applicable agencies

to demonstrate that there are adequate public services, facilities, and programs to serve the proposed development. Letters of Coordination that had not been submitted include: Charleston County EMS, Charleston County Sherriff s Office. Additionally, the septic system will have to be upgraded prior to construction of additional units as the current system is not able to support more dwelling units per the applicant s proposed PD.
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As noted above, the requested Planned Development Zoning District is not consistent with the Comprehensive Plan or the Charleston County Zoning and

Land Development Regulations Ordinance (ZLDR); therefore, staff recommends disapproval.
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However, if Planning Commission or County Council recommends approval, staff recommends the following conditions:

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General Comment: Correct numbering of sections (they are all out of order). Sec. I, Statement of Objectives: Delete the following phrase from the

first sentence flexibility to the

Special Events standards in Chapter 6. Article 6.7 of the ZLDR. Sec. IV, Proposed Land Use:

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o Subsection b: Delete other type of permitted Dwelling Unit so the only type of unit will be a

Manufactured Home or Mobile home. If the intent is for this unit to be used as an office for the short-term rental units, on-

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site, state such. If this is not the intent, and the unit will be a dwelling unit only, then remove sub-section iii regarding standard working hours.

o Short Term Rentals: Delete sub-section d regarding the Travel Club/Membership Program. o Special Events:

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Delete the entire proposed Special Events section and replace with Special Events shall be allowed pursuant to the requirements of ZLDR Art. 6.7,

Special Events Use, for the AG-15 Zoning District.
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However, if Planning Commission or Council recommends keeping the proposed regulations for Special Events, staff recommends the following:

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Include the following statement: All requirements and processes for Special Events in the AG-15 Zoning District pursuant to ZLDR Art. 6.7, Special

Events Use, that are not addressed in the PD shall apply.
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Delete the last sentence regarding the contractor-build status of the existing units.

Sec. II, Impact Assessment/Analysis: Delete the last sentence in the third paragraph. Sec. IV, Compliance with the ZLDR: Delete the fifth paragraph.

Sec. VII, Letters of Coordination: Submit letters of coordination from EMS and the Sheriff s Office. Sec. VIII, Dimensional Standards:
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o Add the following to the table next to OCRM Critical Line Buffer: A 100 Type F undisturbed buffer will be provided along the OCRM Critical Line

that runs along the southern property boundary and also note it next to the Interior Side setback.
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o Change the Front/Street Side setback to 75 to match the 75-foot buffer along Maybank Hwy. Sec. IX, Architectural Guidelines: Delete the last

sentence in the second paragraph. Sec. XIV, Tree Protection: Clarify the last sentence to state that no grand trees or vegetation will be
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removed for the placement of dwelling units or event parking areas if that is the case, and remove or other type of permitted dwelling unit.

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Concept Plans: o Remove 15 side setback label from the north and south property lines (the 100 Type F

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undisturbed buffer will serve as the setback). o Remove the 50 front setback label from the north and south property lines (the 75 Type S5

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Buffer will serve as the setback).

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o Delete the phrase 50 spaces where it appears next to Future Parking Area.

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

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Notifications: 78 notification letters were sent to owners of property located within 300 feet of the boundaries of the subject parcels and

individuals on the Wadmalaw Island Interested Parties List on August 23, 2019. Additionally, this request was noticed in the Post Courier on August 23, 2019.
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Charleston County Zoning Map Amendment

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Request

Planning Commission September 9, 2019 Public Hearing October 8, 2019

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ZREZ 07 19 00103 Wadmalaw Area: 6539, 6543, 6555 and 6569 Maybank Highway

Parcel I.D.: 151 00 00 095

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Request to rezone from the Agricultural Preservation District (AG 15) to the Planned Development Zoning District, PD 171, Bolt PD, to allow for Short

Term Rentals and Special
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Events.

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Applicant: Seamon, Whiteside Associates 501 Wando Park Blvd., Suite 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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Owner: Seth Tori Bolt 6539 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

Acreage: 34.7 acres

Council District:8

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Prior to this application, there have been no rezoning requests. The parcel was approved for a dwelling group in 2017. On January 8, 2018, the Board

of Zoning Appeals approved a
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variance allowing encroachment within the protected area of three Grand trees in excess of 25 for the construction of two dwelling units (6539 and

6543 Maybank Hwy), and attached the conditions that if any of the three Grand trees that are encroached upon die within 3 years of construction of the dwelling units, the applicant is required to mitigate the DBH of the Grand tree(s) and required the applicant provide documentation showing that the routing of all utilities to each structure will not impact the root system of the trees.
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Zoning History

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Subject Property

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Future Land Use Recommendations Charleston County Comprehensive Plan (2015)

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Area Description

The subject property is zoned Agricultural Preservation (AG 15), and currently contains three single family dwellings, each with a corresponding

deck, one accessory dwelling unit and two shipping containers. The access is a pervious gravel drive. Adjacent properties are zoned either Agricultural Residential (AGR) or Agricultural Preservation (AG 15) and are undeveloped, farmland, or contain single family residences.
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Aerial View to the North

Subject Property

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Aerial View to the South

Subject Property

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Photos

1 6539 Maybank Highway 2 6555 Maybank Highway

3 6569 Maybank Highway 4 6543 Maybank Highway

Photos

5 6569 Maybank Accessory Structure

6 Storage Container (typical)

7 8 Adjacent Parcels

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Proposed Concept Plan

PD 171 Requested Guidelines Allowed uses:

Seven single family detached dwelling units that may be used as Commercial Guest Houses in compliance with ZLDR Art. 6.8 (1,500 SF max. per unit);

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One Manufactured, Mobile, or other type of permitted Dwelling Unit (max. size: 2,000 SF); Minimum 33.5 acres of open space, trails and fire pits;

Maximum of two storage containers (one 160 SF container and one 320 SF container, both of which
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exist on the site) to house water treatment system, washer/dryer, work supplies, cleaning supplies, landscape equipment and tools. These storage

containers may be located in front of or behind the principal dwelling unit(s);
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Special Events for up to 99 guests (not including vendors): Max. of 25 special events per year; Hours of operation 10am 9pm weekdays and 10am 11pm

weekends; Temporary structures such as tents allowed; Third party vendors;
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Architectural guidelines to comply with ZLDR Article 9.6, also allowing unique dwelling units to be approved by the Building Official and semi

permanent structures less than 200 SF shall not require a building permit;
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One 4 x 4 entry sign to be placed within property boundaries fronting Maybank Highway, maximum of 8 in height;

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Wayfinding and internal directional signage are also allowed; and Parking and Tree Protection and Preservation to comply with the ZLDR.

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Approval Criteria According to Section 4.23.9 E (9) of the Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance (ZLDR), applications for

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PD Development Plans may be approved only if County Council determines that the following criteria are met:

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A. The PD Development Plan complies with the standards contained in this Article; Staff response: The proposed PD guidelines do not comply with the

standards contained in this Article: Access road, which does not comply with the requirements of Sec. 4.23.6.B.1,
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Waterfront Development Standards, due to dimensional constraints encroaching into the OCRM Critical Line Buffer (note that the access road is

existing).
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Placement of storage container in front of Single Family dwellings at 6543 and 6539 Maybank Hwy.

Approval Criteria According to Section 4.23.9 E (9) of the Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance (ZLDR), applications for

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PD Development Plans may be approved only if County Council determines that the following criteria are met:

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B. The development is consistent with the intent of the Comprehensive Plan and other adopted policy documents; and Staff response: The Charleston

County Comprehensive Plan ( Plan ) places this property in the Wadmalaw Agricultural Preservation future land use category, described in the Plan as follows: The uses recommended for this future land use category are similar to those recommended for the Agricultural Preservation use category; however, the recommended density is lower and this designation applies specifically to Wadmalaw Island. The incorporation of this designation is also consistent with the Wadmalaw Island Planned Development Guidelines adopted by the County in 1988. Appropriate public services and facilities that are consistent with the goals and strategies of this Plan should be permitted to ensure sufficient provision of services (Comprehensive Plan page 29).
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The requested PD guidelines include Commercial Guest House Short Term Rentals, which allow for 365 short term rental days per year in up to seven

separate non owner occupied units on the parcel, and up to 25 special events per year (up to 99 people not including vendors). These intensities and uses are inconsistent and out of character with the low density, rural and agricultural land uses recommended by the Plan as well as with the Charleston County Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance ( ZLDR ) requirements for the AG 15 Zoning District. The AG 15 Zoning District allows for up to 72 short term rental days per year in owner occupied housing units, and a maximum of five temporary special events per lot per calendar year, each valid for up to three consecutive days with the ability to increase the number of special events per calendar year to 25 through the Special Exception process. Therefore, the proposed development is not consistent with the intent of the Comprehensive Plan nor the ZLDR.
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Approval Criteria According to Section 4.23.9 E (9) of the Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance (ZLDR), applications for

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PD Development Plans may be approved only if County Council determines that the following criteria are met:

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C. The County and other agencies will be able to provide necessary public services, facilities, and programs to serve the development proposed, at

the time the property is developed.
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Staff response: At the time this report was written, the applicant had submitted letters of coordination from some, but not all, applicable agencies

to demonstrate that there are adequate public services, facilities, and programs to serve the proposed development. Letters of Coordination that had not been submitted include: Charleston County EMS, Charleston County Sherriff s Office. Additionally, the septic system will have to be upgraded prior to construction of additional units as the current system is not able to support more dwelling units per the applicant s proposed PD.
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Recommendation

The request is not consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and the Charleston County Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance (ZLDR)

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STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Disapproval

However, if Planning Commission or County Council recommends approval, staff recommends the

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conditions listed on the next slide.

Staff Recommended Conditions General Comment: Correct numbering of sections (they are all out of order). Sec. I, Statement of Objectives: Delete the

following phrase from the first sentence flexibility to the Special Events standards in Chapter 6.
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Article 6.7 of the ZLDR. Sec. IV, Proposed Land Use:

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Subsection b: Delete other type of permitted Dwelling Unit so the only type of unit will be a Manufactured Home or Mobile home. If the intent is for

this unit to be used as an office for the short term rental units, on site, state such. If this is not the intent,
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and the unit will be a dwelling unit only, then remove sub section iii regarding standard working hours. Short Term Rentals: Delete sub section d

regarding the Travel Club/Membership Program. Special Events:
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Delete the entire proposed Special Events section and replace with Special Events shall be allowed pursuant to the requirements of ZLDR Art. 6.7,

Special Events Use, for the AG 15 Zoning District.
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However, if Planning Commission or Council recommends keeping the proposed regulations for Special Events, staff recommends the following:

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Include the following statement: All requirements and processes for Special Events in the AG 15 Zoning District pursuant to ZLDR Art. 6.7, Special

Events Use, that are not addressed in the PD shall apply.
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Delete the last sentence regarding the contractor build status of the existing units. Sec. II, Impact Assessment/Analysis: Delete the last sentence

in the third paragraph. Sec. IV, Compliance with the ZLDR: Delete the fifth paragraph. Sec. VII, Letters of Coordination: Submit letters of coordination from EMS and the Sheriff s Office. Sec. VIII, Dimensional Standards:
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Add the following to the table next to OCRM Critical Line Buffer: A 100 Type F undisturbed buffer will be provided along the OCRM Critical Line that

runs along the southern property boundary and also note it next to the Interior Side setback.
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Change the Front/Street Side setback to 75 to match the 75 foot buffer along Maybank Hwy. Sec. IX, Architectural Guidelines: Delete the last sentence

in the second paragraph. Sec. XIV, Tree Protection: Clarify the last sentence to state that no grand trees or vegetation will be removed for the placement of dwelling
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units or event parking areas if that is the case, and remove or other type of permitted dwelling unit. Concept Plans:

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Remove 15 side setback label from the north and south property lines (the 100 Type F undisturbed buffer will serve as the setback).

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Remove the 50 front setback label from the north and south property lines (the 75 Type S5 Buffer will serve as the setback). Delete the phrase 50

spaces where it appears next to Future Parking Area.
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Notifications August 23, 2019

78 notifications were sent to owners of property located within

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300 feet of the boundaries of the subject parcels and individuals

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on the Wadmalaw Island Interested Parties List.

Ad ran in the Post Courier.

Public Input Two letters in opposition to the Planned Development have been received from a

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Wadmalaw Island resident and the Wadmalaw Island Land Planning Committee.

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Charleston County Zoning Map Amendment

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Request

Planning Commission September 9, 2019 Public Hearing October 8, 2019

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Zoning Committee: Pam Skinner John Taylor (843) 425-0863 (843) 870-4458 PamWelch@hotmail.com john7.taylor@gmail.com

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Wadmalaw Island Land Planning Committee Mission Statement To preserve and maintain the unique and cherished character of Wadmalaw Island by

encouraging only the most appropriate and
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sustainable land use and development and opposing unplanned and inappropriate use and development.

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To endeavor to represent the varied interests on the Island while protecting its diverse culture and natural beauty for future generations.

From: Cheryl Bailey To: Jennifer Werking; Sally K. Hebert Subject: Please add me to the Email list Date: Friday, August 23, 2019 2:07:21 PM

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I live on Wadmalaw Island and would like to receive notices for Wadmalaw Island and Johns Island.

Not in Favor of this application.. The Charleston County Planning Commission will consider a request to rezone TMS 151-00-00- 095 from Agricultural

Preservation (AG-15) to Planned Development, PD-171, Bolt PD, for Short- Term Rentals and Special Events.
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