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Zoning regulates what land uses are allowed and establishes standards for construction including building setbacks, lot size, building height, and open space requirements.
There are many different zoning districts within the County including residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural.
Changing the zoning of a property is an involved process and success is not guaranteed. Petitioners must provide documentation that the property is appropriate for rezoning based on the Development Plan. It then requires public hearings and review through the Planning & Zoning Commission, and then final approval by the Board of County Commissioners. These bodies would have to find that the zoning is appropriate and not likely to cause a negative impact on surrounding existing uses, such as a residence.
Yes, the application can be utilized for a multiple contiguous or adjacent parcels or lots. The application will need to be signed by all property owners who wish to join and the application fee provides for a small additional fee for each applicant.