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Charleston County Limited Business Zoning Summary as it applies to 118 Spring Street, Charleston, SC 29403 Limited Business, LB District. The LB district is intended to provide for a limited variety of commercial uses and services associated with neighborhood retail, financial and office activities which are compatible with residential areas. The hours of operation for most permitted commercial uses are restricted to between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Gasoline service stations are permitted only as a special exception subject to the approval of the Board of Zoning Appeals. Prohibited uses include, but are not limited to bars, liquor stores, car washes as a principal use, bowling alleys, billiard parlors, dance halls, restaurants with drive-thru service windows, and automobile sales. Allowable uses: DIVISION A: AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND FISHING 074. Veterinary Services 54-207, q. 0752. Dog Grooming 078. Landscape and horticultural services 0781. Landscaping Counseling and Planning 54-207, j. 0782. Lawn and Garden Services DIVISION C: CONSTRUCTION 151. Office Only DIVISION E: WAREHOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION, ELECTRIC, GAS, AND SANITARY SERVICES 41. Local and Suburban 47. Transportation Services 472. Offices for arrangement of passenger transportation 54-207, e. or j. 473. Offices for arrangement of transportation of freight and cargo. 48. Communications 481. Telephone communications, except towers. 482. Telegraph and other message communications, except towers. 483. Radio and television broadcasting systems, except towers. 484. Cable and other television services, except towers. DIVISION F: WHOLESALE TRADE (selling primarily to retailers; industrial, commercial, institutional users, etc.) 52. Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, and Mobile Home Dealers 523. Paint, glass and wallpaper stores (H) 525. Hardware stores 54-207, e. (H) 526. Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores, 54-207, e. (H)

53. General Merchandise Store 531. Department stores, 54-207, e. (H) 533. Variety store, 54-207, e. (H) 539. Miscellaneous general merchandise stores, 54-207, e. (H) 54. Food Stores, 54-207, e. (H) 55. Automotive Dealers and Gasoline Service Stations 553. Auto and home supply stores, 54-207, l. (â•Ş) 56. Apparel and Accessory Stores, 54-207, e. (H) 57. Furniture, home furnishings and equipment stores (H) 58. Eating and Drinking Places 5812.1 Eating places without drive thru or drive up service, 54-207, e. (H) 59. Miscellaneous Retail 54-207, d. 591. Drug stores and proprietary stores (H) 593. Used merchandise stores (H) 594. Miscellaneous shopping goods stores (H) 596. Nonstore retailers (H) 5992. Florist, 54-207, b. (H) 5993. Tobacco stores and stands (H) 5994. News dealers and news stands (H) 5995. Optical goods, 54-207, b, (H) 5996. Art galleries or dealers, 54-207, b, (H) 5999. Retail stores not elsewhere classified (H) DIVISION H: FINANCE, INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE 60. Depository institutions 601. Depository institutions w/o drive-thru or ATM facilities 54-207, e. 602. Depository institutions with drive-thru or ATM facilities, 54-207, e. 61. Non-depository credit institutions, 54-207, e. 62. Security and Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges, and Services, 54-207, j. 63. Insurance Carriers, 54-207, j. 64. Insurance agents, brokers and service, 54-207, j. DIVISION I: SERVICES 70. Hotels, Rooming Houses, Dormitories, Camps and Other Lodging 701. Hotels, motels and inns (see 54-220, Accommodations Overlay Zone) 702. Rooming and boarding house (see 54-220, Accommodations Overlay Zone) 7041. Fraternity and sorority houses 7042. Dormitories 7043. Organizational hotels and lodging, not elsewhere classified (see 54-220, Accommodations Overlay Zone) 72. Personal Services 722. Photographic studios, portrait (H) 723. Beauty shops, 54-207, e. or j. (H) 724. Barber shops, 54-207, e. or j. (H) 725. Shoe repair shops, shoe shine, parlors, and hat cleaning shops, (H) 729. Miscellaneous personal services, except massage parlors and spas (H) 73. Business Services

731. Advertising, 54-207, i. 732. Consumer credit reporting agencies, 54-207, i. 733. Mailing, reproduction, commercial art, and photography, and stenographic services, 54207, b. 7349. Cleaning and maintenance services to dwellings and other buildings not elswhere classified, 54-207, b. 7391. Research and development labs 7392. Management, consulting, and public relations services, 54-207, j. 7393. Detective agencies and protective services 7394. Equipment rental and leasing services, 54-207, b. (H) 7396. Trading stamp services (H) 7399. Businesses not elsewhere classified, 54-207, b. (H) 76. Miscellaneous Repair Service 762. Electrical repair shops, 54-207, b. 763. Watch, clock, and jewelry repair 764. Reupholster and furniture repair, 54-207, b. 78. Motion Pictures and Theaters 783. Theaters including motion picture (H) 784. Video tape rental, 54-205 (H/╪) 80. Health Services 801. Offices and clinics of health practitioners, 54-207, e. or j. 805. Nursing and personal care facilities 807. Medical and dental laboratories, 54-207, b. 81. Legal services, 54-207, e. or j. 82. Educational Services 821. Nursery, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools. 822. Colleges, universities, professional schools and junior colleges. 823. Libraries 824. Correspondence schools and vocational schools. 83 – Social Services 832. Individual and family social services (H) 833. Job training and vocational rehabilitation services (H) 835. Day care centers, 54-206, e. or 54-207, f. (╪) 84. Museums, Art Galleries, Botanical and Zoological Gardens 841.1 Museums, 54-206, n. or 54-207, e. (H) 841.2 Art galleries, 54-207, e. (H) 86. Membership Organizations 863. Labor unions and similar labor organizations 864. Civic, social, and fraternal associations, 54-206, w. 865. Political organizations. 866. Religious organizations, 54-206, c. 87. Miscellaneous Services 871. Engineering, architectural, and surveying services, 54-207, j. 872. Accounting, auditing, and bookkeeper services, 54-207, j. ╪ = Conditional Use H = Permitted use with limitation on hours of operation (see 54-204)

Additional Information: Sidewalk cafés for licensed businesses not meeting the requirements of Section 54-213 subsection k. paragraph 2. and/or subsection k. paragraph 3. shall be permitted within residential areas as an exception where the Board, after review, finds the following: 1. A completed application for a sidewalk café permit has been submitted for review by the Zoning Administrator; 2. The applicant meets the requirements of section 54-213 with the sole exception of subsection k. paragraph 2. and/or subsection k. paragraph 3. 3. The sidewalk café can be operated in the proposed location without compromising public safety or the use of sidewalks for pedestrian travel and access. 4. The sidewalk café hours of operation will be restricted and be compatible with the surrounding area. 5. The business applying for the sidewalk café permit is not licensed to permit on premises consumption of alcoholic beverages and will not permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the sidewalk café. 6. The applicant has submitted a petition signed by twenty-five (25) or more residents of the neighborhood in which the sidewalk café is to be located and, if the location is within a neighborhood with a neighborhood association recognized by the City of Charleston, the applicant must provide proof of having presented the proposal for said sidewalk café to that neighborhood association. (Ord. No. 1996-227, §§ 3—6, 11-26-96 ; Ord. No. 1997-279, § 1, 7-15-97; Ord. No. 1997-280, § 2, 715-97; Ord. No. 1998-147, § 3, 8-18-98; Ord. No. 1998-203, § 5, 11-24-98; Ord. No. 1999-01, § 3, 112-99; Ord. No. 1999-54, § 4, 4-27-99; Ord. No. 1999-137, § 4, 9-28-99; Ord. No. 2001-31, § 1, 3-1401; Ord. No. 2002-92, § 2, 8-13-02; Ord. No. 2003-44, § 4, 4-22-03; Ord. No. 2004-68, § 1, 7-20-04; Ord. No. 2006-489, § 2, 10-24-06; Ord. No. 2007-59, § 7, 3-6-07; Ord. No. 2008-146, § 5, 11-25-08; Ord. No. 2009-55, § 2, 4-14-09; Ord. No. 2009-207, § 2, 10-13-09; Ord. No. 2009-208, § 1, 10-13-09) Day care centers, and overnight day care facilities in conjunction with day care centers, shall be permitted within the GO, LB, GB, UC, BP, LI, and HI districts if the proposed center or facility satisfies the following conditions: (1) the proposed facility must meet the definition for a day care center, and overnight day care facility if applicable; (2) proof of application for the facility's registration with the Department of Social Services is submitted; (3) any play area, if located within fifty feet (50′) of a residential structure or zone, is appropriately buffered; (4) there exists at least one (1) parking space per employee, including the operator, working at the facility at one time, plus one (1) space for every ten (10) day care users, or fraction thereof; (5) plans for ingress/egress, loading/unloading and the location of the parking and play areas are approved for safety by the appropriate city department(s); (6) if the facility is located adjacent to a residence(s), outdoor lighting is oriented away from that structure(s). Veterinary services shall only be permitted within the GP, GB, UC, MU-2, MU-2/WH, BP, CT, LB, MU-1, and MU-1/WH districts as a conditional use if the use satisfies, as evidenced by a site plan,

floor plans and written description of the proposed facility, the following conditions: 1. Boarding of animals shall be completely indoors; 2. Buildings in which animals are kept or exercised shall be designed and constructed utilizing appropriate soundproofing and ventilation so that noise and odor shall not be perceptible beyond the premises; 3. No cremation of animals shall occur on the property. All dead animals and refuse shall be disposed of in accordance with City and other governmental agency regulations. Sec. 54-513. - Exceptions to buffer requirements. The requirement in Section 54-347.1 for a critical line buffer within the DR-4, DR-12, DR-1, DR-1F, DR-2, DR-2F, RO, GO, CT, LB, GB, UC, MU-1, MU-2, GP, BP, LI, and HI zoning districts, and those areas within the CY district developed for comparable uses as shown on an approved development plan, shall not be reduced except with the approval of the Board of Zoning Appeals upon a finding by the Board that an alternative design, certified by an engineer registered by the State of South Carolina, will have no greater impact on water quality than the impact that would have occurred had there been compliance with the critical line buffer requirements and all of the following conditions are met: a. There is a stormwater management plan which addresses, to the satisfaction of the Board based upon a review of the plan by the Technical Review Committee, the design, construction, future maintenance and future monitoring of storm water runoff resulting from the development of the Lot, which has been certified by an engineer licensed by the State of South Carolina. b. The project's engineer certifies that the adverse impact on water quality in the adjacent water body of the project is equal to, or less than, what the impact would have been with compliance with the critical line buffer requirements. c. The Board shall consider the project's stormwater management plan, the project engineer's certification and such other information as the Board shall elect, in its sole discretion. The Board shall have the right, but not the obligation, to have such information reviewed by an independent engineer and the project applicant shall bear the reasonable cost of such review. (Ord. No. 2001-14, ยง 3, 2-27-01; Ord. No. 2002-84, ยง 7, 8-13-02; Ord. No. 2003-69, ยง 13, 8-19-03)


A sidewalk café permit is valid from the date of issuance for one (1) year.


Sidewalk cafés shall not operate earlier than 7:00 AM nor later than 12:00 AM unless the hours of the establishment are more restricted by operation of law or otherwise, in which case, the establishment’s more restrictive hours shall control.


All sidewalk café employees shall be subject to and comply with all applicable requirements and standards for a retail food establishment. A.

Patrons must wear shoes and shirts at all times.


All sidewalk cafés must have an opening for ingress and egress at all times.


All sidewalk cafés must adhere to the size, design, and any other specifications approved by the City at all times. Strict adherence to required design standards as set forth herein is mandatory.


Strict adherence to hours of operation, approved layout of all components of the sidewalk café, clear space for pedestrians and required landscaping is mandatory.

4. Where the City has installed a permanent structure such as a parking meter, planter, light pole or other device, the permittee of the sidewalk café shall make accommodation for the required clearance for pedestrian passage. Permittees of sidewalk cafés shall be mindful of the rights of pedestrians traveling past their sidewalk café at all times during the operation of the sidewalk café. Complaints regarding sidewalk cafés will be investigated by the City and violations of the ordinance or the rules and regulations promulgated will result in citations being issued to the permittee and/or revocation of permittee’s sidewalk café permit. 5. All areas within and surrounding the sidewalk café must be maintained in a clean, neat and sanitary condition and shall be policed routinely by permittee to ensure removal of all wrappings, litter, debris and food therefrom. Daily sanitary cleaning of the sidewalk café is required. Sidewalks within and adjacent to the sidewalk café must be washed down and cleaned on a daily basis. The permittee shall not wash garbage cans or any other container, or other personal property of any nature on the sidewalks. All cleaning must be performed in accordance with applicable federal and state regulations.


6. Sidewalk cafés shall be prohibited from playing amplified music, whether live or recorded. No speakers, microphones, televisions or other audio or video devices shall be permitted at a sidewalk café. 7. All tables, chairs, plants, planters, and any other items of the sidewalk café, hereinafter defined as Sidewalk Café Elements, shall be approved as part of the permit approval process as set forth in the Ordinance regulating sidewalk cafés. Sidewalk Café Elements shall be promptly stacked/set aside immediately after the sidewalk cafe discontinues its daily operation, and must be removed immediately after the permittee discontinues its daily operations. Stacking or storing of chairs, tables, heaters or any other Sidewalk Café Element in the public right-of-way at any other time is prohibited. 8. The Zoning Administrator or City Code Enforcement Officers will inspect all sidewalk cafés after permits have been issued and the café is in operation. Any violations of the provisions of these rules and regulations, or any deviation from approved plans or willful omissions of the application will result in citations being issued to the operator and/or revocation of permittee’s sidewalk café permit. 9. Any permittee or his or her employees, agents or contractors who violate or resist enforcement of any provision of the sidewalk café ordinance and/or these rules and regulations may be subject to immediate permit revocation by the City and/or shall be subject to a fine of not less than that set forth in Section 1-16 of the Code of the City of Charleston, provided that each day that such violation continues shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense. These fines shall be in addition to any expenses incurred for restoration or repair of the public right-of-way, which shall be the responsibility of the permittee.


10. Permittee shall be required to maintain a current City of Charleston business license. 11. Permittee shall be required to abide by all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations applicable to the operation of a Sidewalk Café in the City of Charleston.


Design Standards Sidewalk Cafés In order to remain consistent with the City of Charleston’s objective of developing attractive outdoor dining spaces, including the furniture, objects, structures and décor associated therewith, in as much that applicants desiring to use public space for semiprivate use as outdoor cafés are enhancing the private interests of their enterprise as well that of the City, the following design standards shall apply to establishments seeking permission to erect sidewalk cafés throughout the City of Charleston. I.

Space and clearances. A sidewalk café shall only be permitted on a sidewalk with a minimum width of ten (10’) feet from the property line to face of curb. The area designated for the sidewalk café shall be considered an extension of the franchise; therefore, the location of the sidewalk café must be directly in front of the franchise. In the interest of public safety, any location where there is a traffic lane adjacent to the sidewalk, a sidewalk café shall only be permitted on a sidewalk with a minimum width of fifteen (15’) feet from the property line to face of curb. A sidewalk café is required to maintain a clear pedestrian path of five feet (5’) minimum at all times. In areas of higher pedestrian traffic or activity, or in conditions that suggest the need for additional clearance, a clear pedestrian path greater than five feet may be required. On sidewalks with an adjacent traffic lane, the clear pedestrian path is required to be a minimum of ten (10’) feet at all times. This such area shall be free of any obstructions such as trees, parking meters, utility poles and the like in order to allow adequate pedestrian movement. Sidewalk cafés shall not interfere with any utilities or other facilities such as telephone poles, fire hydrants, signs, parking meters, mailboxes, or benches located on the sidewalk or public right-of-way. The sidewalk café may not impinge on any required clear distances for maneuvering around entrances or exits. The outdoor dining area shall be accessible to disabled patrons and employees, and buildings adjacent to these areas shall maintain building egress as defined by the current building code. When a sidewalk café is located at a street corner, vision clearance requirements shall be in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance of Charleston, Section 54-351. When a sidewalk café is adjacent to an alley or driveway, these regulations may also be applied. These requirements may be modified at the discretion of the zoning administrator in locations where unusual circumstances exist and where public safety could be jeopardized.



Furniture, objects, structures and décor. Tables, chairs, umbrellas, awnings, barriers and any other object associated with a sidewalk café (“Sidewalk Café Elements”) shall be of quality design, materials and workmanship both to ensure the safety and convenience of users and to enhance the visual and aesthetic quality of the urban environment. All Sidewalk Café Elements shall be reviewed by the zoning administrator and the City’s Design Review Committee as a part of the sidewalk café permitting process. In reviewing Sidewalk Café Elements, the Design Review Committee shall consider their character and appropriateness of design including but not limited to scale, texture, materials, color and the relation of the Sidewalk Café Elements to the adjacent establishments, to features of structures in the immediate surroundings, as well as to the streetscape and adjacent neighborhood(s), if applicable. Tables and chairs for sidewalk dining shall be placed in the area designated for sidewalk dining only. Appropriate density of tables and chairs is to be reviewed by the zoning administrator and Design Review Committee, and may be affected by specific conditions of the location. Table sizes should be kept to a minimum so as not cause crowding, a disturbance or a nuisance. Permanent structures in sidewalk cafés are not permitted. All furniture, umbrellas or other Sidewalk Café Elements shall not be attached permanently to the sidewalk or public right-of-way. The permittee shall be responsible for the restoration of the sidewalk or public right-of-way if any damage is caused as a result of the issuance of the sidewalk café permit. Paper products for the consumption of food or beverages are not permitted at sidewalk cafés.


Overhead structures Umbrellas and any type of temporary overhead structure may be utilized if approved by the zoning administrator upon a favorable recommendation by the Design Review Committee as a part of the sidewalk café permitting process. The use of overhead structures over the outdoor dining areas and removable umbrellas may be permitted provided they do not interfere with street trees. No portion of the umbrella shall be less than seven feet (7’) above the sidewalk. Umbrellas and any type of overhead structure shall be designed to be secure during windy conditions and shall be weather resistant. Awnings, either permanent or temporary, may be utilized if approved by the zoning administrator upon a favorable recommendation by the Design Review Committee and the Board of Architectural Review, if applicable, as a part of the sidewalk café permitting process. Awnings shall have no support posts


located within the public right-of-way, and no portion of an awning shall be less than eight feet (8’) above the sidewalk. A building permit must be obtained prior to the installation of an awning and is subject to all applicable code sections of the Code of the City of Charleston. IV.

Signage. Signs advertising sale of goods or services at a sidewalk café shall be prohibited. This prohibition includes but is not limited to sandwich boards, banners, writing or signs as part of the furniture or on umbrellas, pamphlets, podiums, or any other Sidewalk Café Element containing a sign or advertisement. Menus shall be restricted to a maximum size not to exceed 9” wide and 12” long and shall be secured to tabletops or designed in order to prevent debris. A sign posted in a visible location is required at every sidewalk café, which states, “It is unlawful to consume alcoholic beverages not purchased at permittee’s establishment or its sidewalk café or to remove alcoholic beverages from the sidewalk café.”


Lighting. Lighting for sidewalk cafés may be utilized if approved by the zoning administrator upon a favorable recommendation by the Design Review Committee as a part of the sidewalk café permitting process. Any such lighting shall compliment the existing building and sidewalk café design and shall not cause a glare to passing pedestrians or vehicles. Electrical wires shall not be permitted to access the sidewalk café area. Possible lighting sources include tabletop candles or low wattage battery operated fixtures. Additional lighting may be attached to the permittee’s adjacent establishment provided permittee obtains all necessary approvals for such lighting from the City and the Board of Architectural Review, if applicable.


Outdoor heaters. Outdoor heaters may be utilized upon the approval of the zoning administrator upon a favorable recommendation by the Design Review Committee as a part of the sidewalk café permitting process.


Vending machines, carts prohibited. No vending machines, carts, or objects for the sale of goods shall be permitted in a sidewalk café



Service and use All services provided to patrons of a sidewalk café and all patron activity (i.e., sitting, dining, waiting, etc.) shall occur within the designated sidewalk café area, and shall not impinge on the required clear distance for pedestrian passage at any time. No alcoholic beverages may be stored or mixed in the sidewalk café area. Equipment necessary for the dispensing of any other items should be reported as part of the operation of the sidewalk café and is subject to review. The franchise must provide supervision of the sidewalk café area to ensure the conduct of patrons and operations of the area are in compliance with this ordinance at all times.


Insurance required Each permittee of a sidewalk café permit shall furnish a certificate of insurance evidencing commercial general liability insurance with limits of not less than $600,000 per occurrence, $1,000,000 in the aggregate combined single limit, for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage liability. The insurance shall provide for 30 days prior written notice to be given to the City of Charleston if coverage is substantially changed, canceled or nonrenewed. The City of Charleston shall be named as an additional insured on a primary, noncontributory basis for any liability arising directly or indirectly from the operation of a sidewalk café; and the permittee shall indemnify, defend and hold the City harmless from any loss that results directly or indirectly from the permit issuance or the operation of the sidewalk café. In addition, if alcoholic beverages will be served at the sidewalk café, the permittee shall provide proof of liquor liability insurance for the sidewalk café, with limits of not less than $1,000,000 in such type as shall be acceptable to the City. Each permittee shall maintain the insurance coverage required under this section during the permit period. The certificate(s) of insurance shall be presented to the zoning administrator prior to the issuance of a permit under this section. Failure of the permittee to maintain the insurance required by this section shall result in the revocation of the sidewalk café permit. In order to receive a permit for a sidewalk café on a public right-of-way, the applicant must demonstrate that the provisions of these guidelines will be met. Documentation demonstrating that the provisions of this guideline will be complied with must accompany the application in order


to receive a permit. A sidewalk café permit will not be issued to a permittee until after the zoning administrator and the Fire Marshall have conducted a site inspection of the approved sidewalk café and all Sidewalk Café Elements placed therein to ensure that the sidewalk café and all Sidewalk Café Elements are in compliance with the approved permit and that the permittee is in compliance with all other requirements of the permit.


Application for a Bed & Breakfast Zoning Permit * City of Charleston

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Instructions - Prospective operators of Bed & Breakfasts (B&B) must complete and submit this notarized form, along with the required information and fee, to the Zoning Division office at 75 Calhoun Street. After receiving a complete application, properties where a new B&B is proposed will be posted for ten (10) calendar days and the Zoning Administrator shall investigate to determine compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. If approved, a five (5) business day appeal period will follow the posting period, after which the permit may be issued. For applications to allow a change in ownership of an existing licensed B&B, the Zoning Administrator shall have 5 business days to review the application. Applicants for approved B&B’s must then receive a City business license to operate. To Be Completed by Applicant - Please Print Request approval for:

____ New B&B

____ Change of ownership of existing licensed B&B

Property Address


Property Owner

Daytime Phone

Prospective Operator

Daytime Phone

Mailing Address Age of building where B&B unit will be located ________ # of dwelling units currently on property_ # B&B units currently on property (a B&B unit consists of one or more rooms arranged for the purpose of providing sleeping accommodations for transient occupancy by one family) ________________ # of new B&B units proposed Will proposed B&B unit displace a dwelling unit occupied in preceding year? Section 54-208 of the Zoning Ordinance requires the following information to be submitted by the applicant. Site plan of the property showing the proposed location of the B&B use and the location of the required off-street parking space(s) with each parking space noted. Photographs showing the current views of the building where the B&B unit is proposed to be located. I hereby acknowledge by my signature below that this application is complete and accurate, that I have reviewed and understand the applicable Zoning Ordinance regulations for operating B&B's, that the property may be posted for this application, that I am or will be the owner and resident of the property where the B&B unit is to be located, that the B&B unit will not displace a residential dwelling unit which was occupied within one (1) year prior to the application, that no meals other than breakfast will be served to paying guests, that I must keep a guest register including names, addresses and dates of occupancy of all guests, that I must comply with all business license and revenue collection laws of the City, County and State, and that that portion of the premises used for the B&B use may be inspected by City personnel on an annual basis to check for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. Signature of prospective B&B operator Sworn to me this

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______________________________________________________________ Notary Public My Commission Expires: Department of Design, Development and Preservation * City of Charleston

Application for a Bed & Breakfast Zoning Permit * City of Charleston

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For office use only Date application received Staff person

Fees $



For requests to approve new B&B’s Date Posted

Staff person

Posting period ends Appeal period ends _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Zoning of property

Is property within Old and Historic District?

For properties zoned SR-1, SR-2, SR-3, SR-4, SR-5 and STR, indicate lot size in square feet For properties zoned SR-1, SR-2, SR-3, SR4, SR-5 and STR, indicate lot frontage in feet Does the property satisfy the following requirements: Lot size (existing uses conform) Lot frontage (min. 40') 1860 or older Owner / resident operator Old and Historic District

yes yes yes yes yes

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Provides one off-street maneuverable parking space for each B&B unit



Has the property been posted for 10 calendar days followed by a 5 business day appeal period?





Denied by

, Zoning Administrator




For requests to change the ownership of existing licensed B&B’s Does the applicant comply with the restrictions for operating a B&B at this location?





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Comments If approved, applicant must obtain a City of Charleston Business License prior to opening B&B Dept. of Design, Development and Preservation 75 Calhoun Street, Third Floor Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina 29401 (843) 724FAX (843) 7/06 724-3781 724-3772


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PART 3 - DRIVEWAY AND BUILDING SETBACK REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESS, OFFICE OR INDUSTRIAL LOTS Sec. 54-310. - Driveway spacing and design for business, office and industrial lots. Sec. 54-311. - Building setbacks for business, office or industrial lots. Secs. 54-312—54-314. - Reserved.

Sec. 54-310. - Driveway spacing and design for business, office and industrial lots. The maximum width of driveways, and the minimum curb radius shall be based upon the speed limit of the street to which the driveway is to be connected, and shall be as shown on Table 3.2. Driveways shall be a minimum distance of 50 feet from the intersection of the right-of-way lines to the edge of driveways. The distance between the proposed driveway and an existing adjacent driveway shall be the greatest distance feasible. For parcels with a right-of-way frontage equal to or less than 130-feet in length the development is limited to one driveway and for parcels with a frontage greater than130-feet in length the development may have multiple driveways, but no more than three driveways. For parcels with a right-of-way frontage equal to less than 130-feet in length, two single lane driveways may be allowed if the inbound drive is upstream from the outbound drive. In cases of new development and/or redevelopment, the driveways shall be located in a manner where they can be shared between parcels, if feasible. See Figures 3.1 and 3.2 for an illustration of how to measure these dimensions. (Ord. No. 2008-05, § 1, 11-20-07

Sec. 54-311. - Building setbacks for business, office or industrial lots. The minimum building setbacks from street rights-of-way for business, office or industrial lots shall be based upon the speed limit of the adjoining street(s) and shall be as shown on Table 3.2. TABLE 3.2: DRIVEWAY AND BUILDING SETBACK REGULATIONS FOR BUSINESS, OFFICE AND INDUSTRIAL LOTS

A Street Speed Limit 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 +

B Max. one-way/two-way driveway width 15/30 15/30 20/40 20/40 25/50 25/50 30/60 30/60

C Min. radius

D Min. setback1

15 15 20 20 25 25 25 30

0 20 20 30 40 50 60 70

Notes: 1. Not applicable to the peninsular section of Charleston below Mount Pleasant Street, to any property located within the Old City District west of the Ashley River, to any property included within the Commercial Corridor Design Review District as defined in Section 54268, or to any property within the GP zoning district. Minimum setbacks for Residential Office per Table 3:1 Section 54-301. (Ord. No. 2000-244, § 1, 10-10-00; Ord. No. 2003-69, § 9, 8-19-03; Ord. No. 2005-336, § 1, 8-16-05; Ord. No. 2007-212, § 1, 11-2007) 10/26/2010

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All Residential Districts Institutional uses only = 1 sign =24 sq. ft. per side/6 ft. ht.

Sign Type: Freestanding

12 sq. ft. per side/5 ft. ht. (plastic faces not allowed)

12 sq. ft. per Not side/5 ft. ht. Permitted (plastic faces not allowed)

≤3 businesses 40 sq. ft. per side/12 ft. ht. >3 businesses60 sq. ft. per side /14 ft. ht.

Additional Freestanding

Not permitted

Not permitted

Not permitted

>≼ 2 street Not fronts permitted w/drive access 35 sq. ft. per side/10 ft. ht. per additional street

Reader Board

Not permitted

Not permitted

Not permitted

50% of allowable freestanding sign face (no internal illumination)

Kiosk/Directory Not permitted

Not permitted

Not permitted

12 sq. ft. per Not side/5 ft. ht. permitted (plastic faces not allowed)


Not permitted

Not permitted

Not permitted

Not 4 sq. ft. side/3 ft. ht. permitted (no illumination)


Not permitted

Not permitted

Not permitted

2 per drive 2 per drive access, 24 sq. access, 24 sq.

Institutional uses only =50% of allowable freestanding sign face (no internal illumination)


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ft. (if used, no freestanding signs allowed) (no internal illumination)

ft. (if used, no freestanding signs allowed)(no internal illumination)

Sandwich Board

Not permitted

Not permitted

2 ft. wide/3 ft. ht.

2 ft. wide/3 Not ft. ht.(in lieu permitted of freestanding sign)


Not permitted

1 sign per business unit = 9 sq. ft. (no illumination)

1 sign per business unit = 10% of façade (no internal illumination)

1 sign per business unit = 10% of façade

Institutional uses only = 10% of façade (no internal illumination)


Not permitted

Not permitted

20% of ea. window (limited to grnd. flr. windows only)

20% of ea. window (limited to grnd. flr. windows only)

Not permitted

Awning/Canopy Not permitted

Not permitted

20% of surface area (no illumination)

20% of Not surface area permitted (no illumination)

Right Angle

Not permitted

1 sign per business unit = 9 sq. ft. per side (in lieu of façade sign)

1 sign per business unit = 9 sq. ft. per side (in lieu of façade sign)

1 sign per Not business unit permitted = 9 sq. ft. per side (in lieu of façade sign)

Residential/ Multi-family

2 per entrance, single face, 24 sq. ft./6 ft. ht. (no internal illumination)

2 per entrance, single face, 24 sq. ft./6 ft. ht. (no internal illumination)

For ND only = 2 per entrance, single face, 24 sq. ft./6 ft. ht. (no internal illumination)

2 per entrance, single face, 24 sq. ft./6 ft. ht. (no internal illumination)

2 per entrance, single face, 24 sq. ft./6 ft. ht.(no internal illumination)

(Ord. No. 2007-135, 7-11-07)


118 Spring Street - Elliotborough Limited Business Building for Sale Downtown Charleston, SC  
118 Spring Street - Elliotborough Limited Business Building for Sale Downtown Charleston, SC  

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