October 21, 2007
LAND USE REGULATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
chance to have a voice about Zoning—Use it!
At the next
Planning & Zoning meeting, there will be a public
hearing on the Zoning Ordinance Amendments. This
meeting will be held Thursday, October 25, 2007,
at 7:00PM. If you do not attend this meeting, do
not complain when your property is affected by overlays,
set back and size restrictions, and other regulations set
forth in the Jasper County Zoning Ordinances.
there was a P&Z workshop to discuss many of the items
being recommended for change. Less than a handful of citizens
came out for this workshop to offer input. Decisions
are made about your property and the property in your “neighborhood”-
how it should be regulated and zoned - whether you come
to a meeting or not.
The board members
did listen to the concerns and considered the opinions of
those that did attend the workshop. They allowed participation
in the discussion with them and the planning consultant.
They also promised to better inform the public about the
role citizens play in the development of land use plans
and to better advertise their meetings. This
proves that just a few citizens who attend a meeting do
make a difference! What if those few citizens
had been only developers?
the workshop the following items were discussed:
zoning classifications, square footage required, and lot
- Overlay zones
for Ground Water Recharge Areas—how would this affect
property owners and their rights?
- Overlay zones
for Scenic Byway Areas—how would this affect property
along the Scenic Byway? Would property owners lose their
ability to use the front part of their land as they wish?
Standards—Square footage, Lot area and minimum width,
required road frontage, set back requirements for both
residential and commercial development
Residential (AR) District—permitted uses (3 pages of items);
Conservation Subdivisions; General regulations included
minimum lot area, lot width & depth, maximum lot coverage,
maximum structure height, etc.; Density bonus for Conservation
subdivisions; Large Lot Residential Subdivisions
standards and controls—what houses in subdivisions will
be made of, etc. setting quality standards and visual
for Streets in subdivisions—including length, number of
- Green space
and permitted uses of green space
have been recommended for changes and updates.
If you can't
imagine attending a P&Z meeting, don’t worry. Those
that do attend will be more likely to get their wishes and
ideas in the code, and you will find out via future county
ordinances what you can and can not do with and on your
own property. Again, decisions are made about your property
- how it should be regulated and zoned - whether you come
to a meeting or not.
on the agenda include rezoning requests—these
are also public hearings:
2007Z06, applicant/owner Allen McGinnis,
to rezone 1.10 acres at 1873 Northeast St from Agricultural
to R-4. This location is shown as parcel 123 on tax
2007SB04, applicant Jordan Engineer,
owner Dover Realty to request a preliminary plat of
subdivision for Fisherman’s
Cove Ph.2, 8.42 acres located on Jackson Lake Road.
This tract is shown on tax map 31A as parcel 27.
Planning and Zoning Commission to plan for the zoning
To review the
Zoning and Development Ordinances you can go to this link:
Look at the very bottom of the page for the files.
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