Richland County Council will hold a first reading and public hearing on the newly revised zoning map for unincorporated Richland County during a special called Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Richland County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia.
The proposed zoning map is part of the County’s Land Development Code (LDC) rewrite process that began in 2016 but was paused prior to completion. Zoning maps regulate land usage and determine which areas are designated residential, commercial or multi-use development.
In South Carolina, all land development codes must have two parts – written rules and a zoning map. State law requires Council first adopt a zoning map before text amendments can be considered and an LDC can take effect.
A second reading on the proposed zoning map is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19. Additional information about the Richland County LDC rewrite process and an updated timeline for consideration can be found on the County’s website.
The public is reminded that all County Council meetings are streamed live on the Richland County YouTube page. Links to virtual meetings also can be found on the County’s social media platforms and website.