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Notice of Public Hearings - June 15, 2017 

The James Island Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on an Ordinance Amending the Town of James Island Zoning and Land Development Regulations by adding a new section on a Temporary Moratorium on accepting and processing zoning permits until November 5, 2017 on residential development greater than four (4) units per acre and other developments greater than 1500 square feet in nonresidential zones, except for redevelopment of an already improved parcel consistent with the Folly Road Overlay District.

 

The Council will also hear comments on a proposed change to the Town of James Island Zoning and Land Development Regulations Ordinance, including a change adding setbacks for accessory structures in commercially zoned districts

 

The Public Hearings will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road, James Island, SC (843) 795-4141. Copies of the proposed ordinance are available for the public to review Monday-Friday during normal business hours. 

 

 

 

Posted by Frances Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:22:00 AM Categories: priority

Meetings for the Week of May 29, 2017 

The Town of James Island Office will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. No meetings are scheduled for this week. 

Posted by Frances Friday, May 26, 2017 9:39:00 AM Categories: priority

Notice of Special Town Council Meeting 

Town Council will hold a Special meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of discussion and passage of First Reading for a Temporary Moratorium in the Town of James Island, SC. This meeting will be held at the Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road, James Island, SC. An agenda is attached. For further information, please contact the Town Hall at (843) 795-4141,  Agenda 

Posted by Frances Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:00:00 PM Categories: priority

Meeting for the Week of May 21, 2017 

 

 

The Town of James Island Neighborhood Council will meet on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Town Hall, located at 1238-B Camp Road, James Island.

 

 

Posted by Frances Monday, May 22, 2017 9:29:00 AM Categories: priority

Resolution Regarding Moratorium on James Island 

RESOLUTION # 2017-08

 

A RESOLUTION PERTAINING TO A MORATORIUM IN THE TOWN OF JAMES ISLAND

Whereas; James Island has been subject to severe development pressure, adversely impacting the safety, health and welfare of all James Islanders, including the residents of the Town; and

Whereas; the zoning regulations in several of the government jurisdictions on James Island allow for high density residential development in nonresidential zones; and

Whereas; the Town of James Island’s zoning ordinance limits residential density in commercial zones to four units per acre;

Whereas, the James Island Town Council seeks to cooperate with the other government jurisdictions on James Island on planning and zoning matters;

Therefore, the James Island Town Council:

  1. Supports the City of Charleston’s 180 day moratorium on the issue of new zoning permits for more than four units or 1500 square feet in nonresidential zones on James Island;
  2. Calls for Charleston County and the City of Folly Beach to adopt a similar moratorium in their areas of jurisdiction on James Island;
  3. Proposes that Charleston County, the City of Charleston, the Town of James Island and the City of Folly Beach create a joint James Island Planning Committee with the goal of developing a James Island overlay to be recommended to the Planning Commissions of the four jurisdictions.
  4. Further proposes that the joint James Island Planning Committee develop a comprehensive plan for James Island to be recommended to the Planning Commissions of the four jurisdictions with the goal of incorporating the plan into the comprehensive planning processes of the four jurisdictions. The comprehensive plan will include consideration of the following:
    1. Affordable Housing
    2. Urban Growth Boundary
    3. Joint Design Review Board
    4. Drainage Improvements
    5. Folly Road Overlay
  5. Asks that the four local government jurisdictions have representatives from their planning department work together to recommend a specific structure for the proposed committee to be approved by those four governing bodies.
  6. Instructs the Town’s Planning Director to determine what if any moratorium is appropriate given the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.

Adopted this 18th day of May, 2017

 

 

Posted by Bill Friday, May 19, 2017 10:51:00 PM
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