Planning & Community Development
Jeff Parkey, PhD
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
6PM • Council Chambers
December 11, 2018 Agenda
Zoning Advisory Group
1st Wednesday of the Month
6:30PM • Council Chambers
January 2, 2018 Agenda TBD
The Anderson County Planning Department promotes orderly growth and development in Anderson County by maintaining a comprehensive planning program which aims to minimize land use conflicts, coordinate the provision of public services, and improve the quality of life for all county residents.
The Department works to preserve and enhance Anderson County's unique characteristics through proactive long range planning that is rational, economical and environmentally sound, reflecting the highest ethical and professional standards in a manner that stimulates pride in our community’s future.
|Jeff Parkey, PhD, AICP
Assistant Director - Long-Range Planning
Title VI Coordinator
|Celia Boyd Myers, AICP, LEED Green Associate
Assistant Director - Community Development
|Lisa M. Mann, AICP Candidate
The Planning Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6PM in the
County Council Chambers.
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|Mr. Ed Dutton
129 Sea Palms
Anderson, SC 29621
|Mr. Lonnie Murray
214 Westwind Harbour Drive
Anderson, SC 29626
|Mr. Brad Burdette
1608 Highway 413
Anderson, SC 29621
|Mr. Jerry Vickery
128 Dandelion Trail
Anderson, SC 29621
|Mr. David Cothran, Chairman
3600 Dixon Road
Anderson, SC 29625
|Mrs. Jane Jones, Vice-Chair
101 Bent Twig Road
Easley, SC 29642
|Mrs. Debbie Chapman
207 Wesley Ellison Road
Williamston, SC 29697
|Mrs. Celia Boyd Myers, AICP
Planning Commission Secretary
PO Box 2008
Anderson, SC 29622
2018 Agenda Packets
|January 9, 2018||February 13, 2018||March 13, 2018||April 10, 2018|
|May 8, 2018||June 12, 2018||July 9, 2018||August 14, 2018|
|September 11, 2018
|October 9, 2018||November 13, 2018||December 11, 2018|
Please see the Development Standards Department homepage for additional information regarding subdivision and land development.
The Anderson County Comprehensive Plan serves as a framework for guiding long-range policy decisions related to the physical, social, and economic development of Anderson County over the next twenty years. The Plan addresses a wide range of issues that affect the County; it is future-oriented in its analysis of emerging trends and their implications; and it is responsive to the public interest by recognizing the concerns of local citizens and incorporating community input.
The Comp Plan meets the requirements of South Carolina’s Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act of 1994, as well as all subsequent revisions. The 1994 Act provides local governments the legal authority to undertake a continuous planning process for growth and development in their jurisdictions. The Comprehensive Plan is the essential first step in that planning process.
Special Area Plans
The 2016 Anderson County Comprehensive Plan recommends the development of special area plans in seven regions of the County. Special area plans are focused studies in key areas that enable the development of growth strategies best suited to local needs.
The Northeast County Area Plan (NECAP) process began in August 2016, at the direction of County Council and the County Administrator. The first community meeting was held on February 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Powdersville Library. During this time an overview of the area's baseline conditions was presented, along with the dissemination of a survey to help prioritize citizen concerns. A second community meeting was held on April 24, 2017 to discuss the survey results and plan recommendations. Multiple Town Hall meetings were held to discuss the plan, with hundreds of residents in attendance. The NECAP plan then moved to a public hearing before presentation to the Planning Commission. After the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Plan, the document moved forward to County Council for a second public hearing and three readings. County Council formally adopted the NECAP Plan on December 5th, 2017.
A link to the NECAP Plan is below, with all survey results attached.
Breathe Clean Anderson (Air Quality Awareness Campaign)
Air is essential. The quality of that air is just as important. That's why, in 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act (CAA). This is a comprehensive federal law enabling the regulation of air emissions from stationary and mobile sources, through the establishment of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
Learn more about what pollutants we are concerned about and why you should care here.
2018 Air Quality Awareness Week Proclamation
Ozone season for 2018 has officially started. Stay informed! Check out daily air quality forecasts (April - September) and learn more about what you can do through these organizations: AirNow.gov, SCDHEC, Clean Air Upstate.
What are you doing throughout the year to help improve our air quality? Tweet how you are making a difference using #BreatheCleanAC. Stumped for ideas? You can find some quick and easy steps here. Check this out to get your kids involved.
Our 3rd annual Air Quality Awareness Week Campaign was April 30 - May 4, 2018. Ozone season is March through October for South Carolina and individual choices play a big part. Want to help? Please contact Celia Boyd Myers for more information.
Green Infrastructure Plan
Green Infrastructure refers to our underlying natural assets - soil, water, trees, flora and fauna. Through a grant awarded by the SC Forestry Commission, Anderson County has created a base map of our highest quality green infrastructure cores. We have also developed Anderson County's first Green Infrastructure Plan, explaining what resources we have, where they are, why we should plan for them and how you can help. The plan can be found below.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 where it voted to recommend this plan to full Council for adoption. County Council approved 1st reading on October 18, 2016; and approved 2nd reading on November 1st following a Public Hearing. On November 15, 2016, County Council adopted on 3rd reading the Green Infrastructure Plan.
Community outreach is a primary objective of this plan. We are available to speak to your organization, club or group regarding this issue and how you can play a part. Please contact Celia Boyd Myers for more information or to arrange a speaking opportunity.
Many thanks to the Country Garden Club for allowing me to speak at your April meeting!
The Gateway to Anderson (Highway 81) Overlay
On January 20, 2015, County Council passed Resolution #2015-005, requesting the Administrator instruct staff to begin the Highway 81 Overlay process. Staff presented this resolution to the Planning Commission on February 10, 2015. Postcards were mailed to all property owners within 2,000 feet of the proposed Overlay to notify of community meetings to gather input. The Kick-Off Community meeting was held at the Anderson Area YMCA on March 12th and saw 60 citizens come out to view a brief presentation and provide feedback into the process through surveys and comments. Staff received 58 completed surveys over the following weeks from that first meeting - a phenomenal percentage. On March 26th, these results and a draft version of the Overlay Study was presented at the next Community meeting. The Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on April 14th to receive comments on this draft; and then forwarded it to full Council on May 5, 2015 with a recommendation of approval. After three readings and a Public Hearing, County Council voted to approve the Design Regulations phase of the Overlay. It was also renamed as The Gateway to Anderson Overlay.
The East-West Parkway Overlay
In September 2010, County Council made a request in the form of a resolution, in response to concerns expressed by area residents over several rezoning requests along the East-West Connector Corridor. This study and subsequent Overlay was designed to create a residential corridor along the East-West Connector to preserve the neighborhood characteristics of the Corridor. A Kick-Off Community meeting was held November 3, 2010 to gather public input through surveys and comments. A follow-up meeting was held November 17, 2010. The draft was then presented in a Public Hearing before the Planning Commission in January 2011. County Council adopted and implemented the Overlay on March 1, 2011.
The Royal American Overlay
In February 2013, County Council passed Resolution #2013-006 requesting an overlay district to protect the residential areas along Royal American Road (also known as Frontage Road) from nuisances arising from non-residential activity. Staff presented the draft regulations to the Planning Commission on February 12, 2013 and then to County Council in March. Ordinance #2013-009 was adopted March 19, 2013.
Road Functional Classification List
In early 2015, the Road Functional Classification list was updated by County staff and presented before the Planning Commission and County Council. On April 21, 2015, after three readings and a Public Hearing; County Council approved the new Road Functional Classification list. This list classifies every road within the Anderson County road system.
* Please contact the Anderson County Zoning Administrator at 864.260.4719 or go to
Anderson County Development Standards for any questions regarding interpretation or enforcement of the Anderson County Zoning Map and Chapter 70 Ordinance.*
Anderson County practices referendum based zoning by Voting Precinct. Any registered voter may obtain and circulate a petition requesting a zoning referendum in their precinct. Once a petition containing signatures from 15% of the registered voters residing in unincorporated areas of that voting precinct have been obtained, County staff will file the petition and set a date for the referendum. Public meetings are held by Planning staff to gather input from the area residents and property owners to develop a preliminary zoning map of the precinct. County Council holds a public hearing and two readings prior to the referendum. If the referendum results in majority approval of zoning, Council will then consider adopting and implementing the proposed zoning map at final reading.
|How do I Apply for Zoning in My Precinct?||Zoning Referendum Petition||Zoning Designations|
A property owner has the right to request a zoning map amendment for their property. In order to apply, the property owner or his/her agent must submit a completed rezoning application to the Planning Department staff along with the appropriate fee.
The public is notified through a public notice in the Anderson-Independent Mail, signs posted on the property and postcards sent to all property owners within 2000' of the zoning map amendment request.
The request is heard by a district specific Zoning Advisory Group, which forwards a recommendation to the Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission holds a public hearing and makes a formal recommendation to County Council.
County Council holds a public hearing and considers the request. The request requires three readings prior to formal adoption of the zoning map amendment.
|Rezoning Process||Rezoning Application||Rezoning Checklist||Submittal Dates and Hearing Schedule 2018|
2018 Rezoning Petitions
|2018-008||William J. Cooley, Jr.||R-20||C-2||2442 Whitehall Road
|Denied on 4/3/2018|
|2018-009||RW Properties, LLC||R-A||R-20||Corner of Hamlin and Merritt Roads
(TMS p/o 139-00-02-109)
|Denied on 4/17/2018|
|2018-007||Bill and Brady D. Collins||R-M7||C-3||Highway 24 and Welborn Street
(TMS 028-07-03-006; 028-07-04-001;
|Approved on 5/15/2018|
|2018-010||Patton Development SC, LLC||R-A||C-1R||Corner of Mountainview Road &
Old Williamston Road
(TMS p/o 165-02-02-003)
|Approved on 5/1/2018|
|2018-013||Sherwood R. Belangia||R-M7||R-M||1351 Old Williamston Road
|Denied on 5/1/2018|
|2018-020||Tom Thompson for
Wolverine Property Management
|R-20||R-M2||3032 Midway Road
|Withdrawn - 5/11/2018|
|2018-021||Justin Chriscoe||R-20||R-A||1215 Brown Road
|Approved on 7/10/2018|
|2018-023||Shree Jayambe, LLC||C-2||R-MHP||1113 Beaverdam Road
(TMS p/o 220-00-11-001)
|Denied on 8/21/2018|
|2018-026||St. Clare's Home||R-A||R-M1||1226 Massey Road
|Denied on 10/2/2018|
|2018-039||Falcon Real Estate Development, LLC||PD||IZOD||Intersection of Harriett Circle and Crestview Road
TMS (#147-00-04-005; 147-00-04-007; 147-00-04-009)
|Approved on 10/2/2018|
|2018-052||Mouris Mekhaeil||R-M1||C-2||3 Beaverdam Road
|Approved on 12/4/2018|
|2018-0XX||John and Cynthia Peterson||R-20||R-M||2503 Midway Rd
|Withdrawn - 10/9/2018|
|2018-051||Randy Williams||R-20||R-D||284 Grate Rd
|Approved on 12/4/2018|
|2018-061||John and Cynthia Peterson||R-20
||2503 Midway Rd
|Withdrawn - 12/4/2018|
|2018-062||Honea Path Storage, LLC||C-1N||C-2
||Princeton Highway and Hudgens Street
||Blue Bird Lane
|Withdrawn - 11/30/2018|
||PD||2729 Highway 29 North/Cox Road
*PC - Planning Commission; CC - County Council