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2014 zoning presentation for Carroll County, Indiana



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  • 1. Area Plan Commission February 24, 2014
  • 2. Carroll County Comprehensive Plan Project Adopted November, 2008
  • 3. Elements of the Carroll County Plan  Land Use Management  Economic Development  Transportation  Environment  Public Infrastructure and Services
  • 4. A Project to Review and Update Ordinances  Area Plan Commission charged the Steering Committee to update the Carroll County ordinances  Steering Committee met (approximately) monthly, then bi-weekly as the project neared completion  Website created to put drafts and progress reports at the public’s fingertips 
  • 5.     Carroll County Zoning Ordinance Subdivision Control Ordinance Planned Unit Development Ordinance Municipal Ordinances  Burlington  Camden  Delphi  Yeoman
  • 6. Three Overlay Districts Adopted First to Meet Urgent Needs  Flood Hazard Overlay– Required by Law before Counties qualify for federal disaster aid – Carroll County’s FH Ordinance was already in the process of being updated.  Hoosier Heartland Corridor Overlay – Encourage organized and beneficial development prior and during the construction of the HHC  Wind Towers County-Wide Standards – Interest in putting Wind Towers in Carroll County brought this section to the forefront
  • 7. Walkthrough of Changes and Updates  New Language - updated to 21st Century  Improvement Location Permit  Administration Section  Enforcement Section  Definitions and Glossary  Comprehensive Table of Uses
  • 8. New OVERLAY Districts for Special Uses  Hoosier Heartland Overlay District  Affects 1,000 feet each way from HHC right-of-way  Purpose is to protect existing land use and to direct new development to areas that can support it (toward infrastructure, access ways)  Delphi and Flora Airport Overlay District  Affects 20,000 feet from airport  Mirrors State and Federal building height regs  Intention to protect safety of air traffic
  • 9. New OVERLAY Districts for Special Uses  One NEW district – Rural Residential District  Greater residential density in a rural area  Preference for residential versus agriculture uses  Allows “home” ag uses, including gardens and 4H animals, and personal use livestock  Location along scenic areas and in less-productive agriculture areas (waterways)
  • 10. New OVERLAY Districts for Special Uses County-wide Standards for Special Land Uses  Amateur Radio Antenna  Satellite Dishes and Microwave Dishes  Wellhead Protection  Wind Energy and Meteorological towers  Borrow Pits
  • 11. Previous Language Enhanced to Meet Current Needs        Animals (non-farm and non-commercial) Swimming pools Management Offices Recreational Vehicles Temporary Uses Property Entrances and Access Sign standards – both off-premises (such as billboards) and on-premises signs  Buffers between different land uses or districts  Parking Standards  Non-conforming uses
  • 12. Previous Zoning Districts Do Not Reflect Current Uses A Agriculture  S-1 Suburban Residential  U-1 Urban Residential  L-1 Lake Residential  B-1 General Business  B-2 Local Business  I-1 Industrial  I-2 Industrial
  • 13. New District Names to Accommodate Current and Future Uses ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ AG Agriculture N1 Neighborhood and Local Business R1/R2 Single/Multi Family Residential LR Lake Resort Recreational GB General Business CB Central Business I1 Light-Medium Industrial I2 Heavy Industrial RR Rural Residential HH Hoosier Heartland (Overlay) AP Airport (Overlay) FH Flood Hazard (Overlay)
  • 14. More Readable for 21st Century Citizens  Language has been updated to remove terms no longer used in contemporary language (”phonograph” and “home occupation”)  Terms have been updated to current culture and technology  Testing and environmental reports updated to current requirements and technology  Format has been adjusted to more readable style, using tables for easy reference
  • 15. Projects to be Completed at a Later Date  Municipal Zoning  4 incorporated Cities and Towns included in County Zoning - Delphi, Camden, Burlington, Yeoman  Subdivision Control  Planned Unit Development  Also - Town of Flora not included  Flora has its own Zoning and is not part of County Zoning
  • 16. Statutory Notice and Hearing Process  Informational Meeting - tonight’s meeting  Not required, but helpful for informal presentation and discussion of the Zoning Ordinance  Opportunity to answer questions and catch errors before formal hearing  Public Hearing and Vote – April 26 – Area Plan Commission  Take testimony and citizen comments  Vote to “Recommend,” “Not Recommend” “No Action”  Carroll County Commissioners – approval at public meeting  Delphi, Camden, Burlington, Yeoman approval
  • 17. How Does this Affect MY Land?  ONLY affects FUTURE development  Even if new ordinance changes zoning for YOUR land, your current use is “grandfathered” until you make > 50% change  New ordinance is to protect and support FUTURE growth and development for the benefit of the County and citizens  Protect resources (natural and government)  Protect specific land use (residential, agricultural, natural)
  • 18. Any Questions? Send email to: