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Board of Zoning Appeals - Site Design (BZA-SD)
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Agendas are available prior to the meetings and results are available following the meetings. BZA-SD typically meets the first Wednesday of every month.
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The Board of Zoning Appeals-Site Design (BZA-SD) hears requests for zoning variances and special exceptions relating to site planning issues. The board also hears appeals to administrative decisions.

Specifically, this board hears requests concerning zoning requirements for tree protection, landscaping, parking lot design, and street design standards.

Zoning variance requests must meet the variance test set by the State of South Carolina. To approve special exceptions, the board must determine whether a specific proposal satisfies conditions set forth in the zoning ordinance.

To apply, submit a completed application, along with the required information and fee, to the Zoning Division office at the Zoning Counter of the Permit Center, 2 George Street, First Floor.  Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. on the deadline date. A sign will be posted on the property, and the request will be reviewed at a public hearing conducted by the Board of Zoning Appeals - Site Design, before the board makes its decision.

There is a five business day appeal period following the date of board action. No permits may be issued until the appeal period has expired. An appeal to the board stays all further action on the application.

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Eric Schultz
Principal Planner

2 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Ph: 843-724-3790
Fx: 843-724-3772