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Planning and Zoning

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*POSTPONED* Hickory Flat Area Plan

As of the February 4th, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting, the Hickory Flat Area Plan has been postponed. The scheduled public meetings for February 11th and March 12th are cancelled as are the remaining stakeholder meetings on F

Posted: Feb-06-2020 | view story

Jeff Watkins, AICP
Director of Planning and Zoning
(678) 493-6107

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Zoning Ordinance

Table of Contents 20K
Article 1 - Title 16K
Article 2 - Purpose 17K
Article 3 - Short Title 16K
Article 4 - Rules and Definitions 94K
Article 5 - General Provisions 101K
Article 6 - Zoning Districts and Boundaries 19K
Article 7 - District Uses and Regulations
Table 7.1 - Minimum District Development Standards
Table 7.2 - Permitted Uses Table
Article 8 - Traditional Neighborhood Development 8.2Mb
Article 9 - Home Occupations 27K
Article 10 - Buffer Requirements
Table 10.1 - Minimum Buffer Width Between Abutting Districts
Article 11 - Signs and Outdoor Advertising
Table 11.1 - District Requirements for Permanent Signs
Article 12 - Off Street Parking Regulations 36K
Article 13 - Non-Conforming Uses 14K
Article 14 - Administration 65K
Article 15 - Zoning Board of Appeals 25K
Article 16 - Overlay Zoning District Regulations
Bells Ferry Community Design Guidelines
Article 17 - Interpretation, Purpose and Conflict 16K
Article 18 - Amendments and Zoning Procedures 154K
Article 19 - Remedies and Enforcement 11K
Article 20 - Severability 16K
Article 21 - Conflicting Ordinances 16K
Article 22 - Effective Date 23K
Article 23 - Conservation Design Community 174K
Article 24 - Cemetery Establishment and Preservation 38K
Article 25 - Outdoor Lighting and Road Glare Ordinance 38K
Article 26 - Part V DNR Environmental Protection Measures 70K
Article 27 - Tree Preservation and Replacement 837K
Acknowledgements & Special Thanks 8K
Appendix A - Index



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