c. UDO-TA-2020-0309 Home Occupation Amend the Unified Development Ordinance Chapter 5.4 to replace the existing provisions for Home Occupations with
new provisions concerning Major and Minor Home Occupations; to amend Chapter 7.2.4 modify parking requirements for home occupations; and to amend Chapter 10 to provide for appropriate definitions. [Public Hearing]
The following press were notified of the meeting by email in accordance of the Freedom of Information Act: The Lancaster News, Kershaw News Era, The
Rock Hill Herald, The Fort Mill Times, Cable News 2, Channel 9, and the local Government Channel. The agenda was also posted in the lobby of the County Administration Building the required length of time and on the County website.
Citizen Comments Steve Willis/County Administrator Mr. Willis provided an overview of an upcoming change with the timing of the County Council public
hearings for zoning matters. The Council will hold the public hearing at 1st ordinance reading versus the customary 2nd ordinance reading. Mr. Willis stated that County Council does not typically have many public comments on these items and this will enable them to process cases more efficiently. Mr. Burhans, Development Services Director added that a UDO text amendment would be needed to address the mailed notifications.
Charles Deese - Chairman called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Upcoming Cases: Discussion Only a. RZ-020-0252, James Shute Application by James Shute to rezone a parcel from Medium Density Residential (MDR) to
Professional Business (PB). Mrs. See informed the Commission that the applicant submitted a request to rezone the property to commercial over a year ago and it was denied by County Council. The PB district requested now is a less intense district.
b. UDO-TA-2020-0308, Carolina Thread Trail Application by Lancaster County Administration to amend Chapter 4, Carolina Thread Trail, to modify
requirements and development standards for the Trail. The amendment would not require the construction of the Trail on properties south of Highway 5, though it would still require applicants to provide an easement. Mr. Burhans informed them that the Trail Advisory Committee voted to recommend to Council that the amendment be disapproved. The Commission discussed their concerns with the amendment, including the impact to southern part of the County, the desire for residents of Roselyn to use the trail and the importance of the Carolina Thread Trail and the amount of public support it has.
d. UDO-TA-2020-0309, Home Occupation Application by Planning Department to amend Chapter 5 of the UDO, Home Occupations, in order to establish major
and minor home occupation standards. A minor home occupation will only require a permit, while a major home occupation will require a conditional use permit. Mr. Burhans and Mr. Deese gave the Commission some background on the request. The Commission asked where
Background The applicant submitted a request to rezone this property from Medium Density Residential (MDR) District to Neighborhood Business (NB)
District in 2018. The request was recommended for denial by Planning Staff, recommended for approval by the Planning Commission on December 18, 2018, and ultimately denied by County Council on January 28, 2019. Staff believed the requested NB district was too intense for the area due to the predominately residential character.
9843 Calvin Hall Road was approved to be rezoned from MDR District to Professional Business (PB) District on June 11, 2018. It remains the only PB
District zoned property within the area. The Avondale master planned community, located across the street, will include a commercial component, but it will front Harrisburg Road, while only residential uses will front Calvin Hall Road.
Compatibility with Surrounding Area The current zoning for the surrounding area is MDR District, PDD 27 (Avondale), and PB District. Existing zoning
for the subject property as well as surrounding properties can be seen in Attachment 3. The area is predominantly single-family residential with the exception of one parcel zoned PB District, which is located less than 200 south of the subject property. The Two Capital apartment complex is located approximately a quarter mile south of the subject property and is zoned Mixed-Use. See table below for adjacent property zoning and use comparison.
The property to be rezoned is currently zoned MDR District (see UDO section 2.3). The MDR District is established to maintain previously developed or
approved single-family residential subdivisions and their related recreational, religious, and educational facilities at a density of 2.5 dwelling units per acre. Intended to act as a transitional zoning district between rural and urban development, these regulations
The future land use designation of this property is the Place Type known as Neighborhood Mixed-Use, which, according to the 2024 Comprehensive Plan
is synonymous to the Community Type Walkable Neighborhood . The Comp Plan states that this Community Type has very specific characteristics that set it apart from most other Place Types by virtue of its deliberately structured mix of dwelling types in a development context that often operates through the separation of uses, densities and/or land value. This Place Type and Community Type have their roots in the traditional character of American communities during the early part of the 20th century, and has been revived in recent decades as a relevant option for future development.