It’s not raining rezoning signs, but it sure looks that way.
You see the yellow signs all over Indian Land. The following highways are designated as a highway corridor overlay: U.S. 521 from S.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) northbound to North/South Carolina State line: and S.C. 160 from U.S. 521 westward to the York/Lancaster County line.
Basically, the Lancaster County Planning Department is putting a “blanket” over the zoning district for new regulations for the highway corridor overlay district. These are primarily regulations of building placements, aesthetics like buffers and signage and curb cuts. It is important to note that the underlying zoning of these parcels do not change. The uses that the property is allowed for is still the same.
This is something that Indian Land has needed for a long time. It had been an uphill struggle, but the results will be well worth it. Just seeing better landscaping and lighting and less curb cuts is a breath of fresh air to me.
If you missed the Sept. 16 public hearing for the rezoning at the Planning Commission, you can still show your support by sending emails to email@example.com or by writing the Planning Department at P.O. Box 1809, Lancaster, SC 29721.
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