St. Simon's Island Area Rezonings

The Glynn County Board of Commissioners is seeking to rezone 10 areas on Saint Simon's Island

The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists.

The public notice for these rezonings are as follows:

ZM3252 SSI-HC Area 1: Consider a request to rezone three (3) parcels at 2201 & 2203 Demere Road and 1 through 17 Retreat Plaza from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located at the corner of Demere Road and Frederica Road. Parcel IDs: 04-02308, 04-02287, 04-11638 and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3253 SSI-HC Area 2: Consider a request to rezone one (1) parcel at 2014 & 2016 Demere Road from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The property is located on the northeast side of Demere Road approximately 200 feet southwest of the Frederica Road traffic circle. Parcel ID: 04-02789. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3254 SSI-HC Area 3: Consider a request to rezone five (5) parcels at 1612, 1616, 1620, 1624 and 1626 Frederica Road from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located on the east side of Frederica Road approximately 400 feet north of the Frederica Road traffic circle. Each parcel has frontage along Frederica Road. Parcel IDs: 04-13746, 04-02705, 04-02704, 04-02703, 04-02702, and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3216 SSI-HC Area 4: Consider a request to rezone four (4) parcels at 2204 and 2206 Demere Road and 1626 Frederica Road from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located on the northwest side of the Frederica Traffic Circle. Parcel ID’s: 04-02253, 04-022254, 04-10488, 04-14448 and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3256 SSI-HC Area 5: Consider a request to rezone twenty-three (23) parcels at 100-306 Redfern Village Street from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located on the west side of Frederica Road and beginning at the corner of Frederica and Redfern Village Street. Parcel IDs: 04-02255, 04-11637, 04-02812, 04-02813, 04-02815,04-11636, 04-02821, 04-11634, 04-02824, 04-10240, 04-11635, 04-02826, 04-09331, 04-02827, 04-02828, 04-11633, 04-11675, 04-02807, 04-07880, 04-02804, 04-02805, 04-02811, 04-02810 and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3258 SSI-HC Area 6: Consider a request to rezone seven (7) parcels at 190 and 192 Edwards Plaza Street, 1699 and 1709 Frederica Road, 231 Skiff Landing Road and 309 Longview Plaza Street from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located on the west side of Frederica Road approximately 1250 feet north of the Frederica Traffic circle. Parcel ID’s: 04-02252, 04-06491, 04-14539, 04-08198, 04-02250, 04-14457 and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3260 SSI-HC Area 7: Consider a request to rezone two (2) parcels at 1802 through 1806 and 1810 Frederica Road from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located on the southeast side of Frederica Road between Redfern Drive and Riverview Drive. Parcel IDs: 04-02469, 04-11632 and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3262 SSI-HC Area 8: Consider a request to rezone seven (7) parcels at 1809 and 1811 Frederica Road and 0, 94, 96, and 98 Riverview Drive from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located on the west side of Frederica Road north of Riverview Drive. Parcel ID’s: 04-02320, 04-02357, 04-13067, 04-02355, 04-02356, 04-02354 and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3263 SSI-HC Area 9: Consider a request to rezone three (3) parcels at 1200, 1212, and 1226 Ocean Boulevard from HC Highway Commercial to LC Local Commercial. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Neptune Road on the south side of Ocean Boulevard. Parcel IDs: 04-14178, 04-03880, 04-03879 and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

ZM3264 SSI-HC Area 10: Consider a request to rezone two (2) parcels at 100 and 150 Salt Air Drive from HC Highway Commercial to MR Medium Residential. The purpose of the request is to provide for uses that address the needs of residents as well as tourists. The properties are located on the west side of Demere Road and beginning at the corner of Demere Road and Salt Air Drive. Parcel IDs: 04-13851, 04-13852 and all parcels contained therein. David Hainley, RLA, ASLA, agent for Glynn County Board of Commissioners, applicant.

The Glynn County Islands Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for this case on:

June 21, 2016- 6:00 PM at
Strickland Auditorium, Epworth By the Sea
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
Saint Simon's Island, Georgia

Permitted Uses in the HC Highway Commercial and LC Local Commercial Zones.

HC Highway Commercial

It is the intent of this section that the HC Zoning District be developed and reserved for commercial uses which primarily render a service or cater to tourists, vacationers, truckers, and the traveling public in general. The regulations which apply within this district are designed to 1) encourage the formation and continuance of a compatible environment for highway oriented uses; 2) insure adequate and properly designed means of ingress and egress; and 3) discourage any encroachment by industrial, residential or other uses capable of adversely affecting the specialized character of the district.

713.2 Permitted Uses. Following uses shall be permitted in any HC Zoning District:
  1. Amusement centers and outdoor commercial recreation facilities such as drive-in theaters, but not including miniature auto racing tracks.
  2. Truck and/or transportation terminal provided that:

    a) Paved acceleration and deceleration lanes at least ten (10) feet in width and one hundred (100) feet in length are furnished and maintained where trucks enter or leave terminal sites;

    b) No safety hazard or impediment to traffic movement is produced as a result of such operation; and

    c) Sites for such facilities have direct access to major streets or controlled access highways.

  3. Retail or wholesale business involving the open yard sale of merchandise on the premises, such as automobiles, mobile homes and travel trailers, except those uses which involve open yard storage of junk, salvage, used auto parts or building materials.
  4. Business involving the rendering of a personal service.
  5. Private or semi-private club, lodge, union hall or social center.
  6. Church, synagogue, temple or other place of worship.
  7. Off-street commercial parking lot or parking garage.
  8. Hotel, tourist home or motel.
  9. Commercial trade, vocational or private school.
  10. Restaurants.
  11. Radio or television station and/or transmission tower.
  12. Public utility installation or other essential service.
  13. Office building or office for governmental, business, professional or general purposes.
  14. Repair garage except those which involve the open yard storage of junk, salvage, used automotive equipment parts or materials.
  15. Accessory use in compliance with the provisions of Section 609.
  16. Newspaper publishing plant provided that the requirement for parking, loading and unloading conform to those for industrial buildings, as set forth in Section 611 and 612.
  17. Any educational facilities directly related to an authorized hospital or the Glynn County Board of Health, and under the supervision of said authorized hospital or the Glynn County Board of Health, provided such uses are in compliance with the provisions of Section 724.3.
  18. Retail or wholesale business.
  19. Telecommunications Facilities – provided the requirements of Article XIV Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance are met.

LC Local Commercial District

It is the intent of this section that the LC Zoning District be developed and reserved for local or neighborhood oriented business purposes. The regulations which apply within this district are designed to 1) encourage the formation and continuance of a stable, healthy and compatible environment for uses that are located so as to provide nearby residential areas with convenient shopping and service facilities; 2) reduce traffic and parking congestion; 3) avoid the development of "strip" business districts; and 4) discourage industrial and other encroachment capable of adversely affecting the localized commercial character of the district.

711.2 Permitted Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in any LC Zoning District:
  1. Retail business involving the sale of merchandise on the premises:

    a) Antique store, gift, curio, hobby or toy shop.

    b) Appliance, radio or television store.

    c) Art supply store.

    d) Book, magazine or newspaper shop.

    e) Clothing, millinery, shoe or hat store.

    f) Drug store or pharmacy, candy store or florist shop.

    g) Fruit, nut or vegetable store.

    h) Grocery store.

    i) Hardware store, sporting goods store or paint store.

    j) Household furnishings store.

    k) Music store or record shop.

    l) Notion, 5 and 10 cent, general or variety store.

    m) Office supply or equipment store.

    n) Package liquor store.

    o) Photographic and/or camera supply store or studio.

    p) Marina.

  2. Business involving the rendering of a personal service or the repair and servicing of small equipment, specifically including:

    a) Appliance, radio or television repair shop.

    b) Bank, savings and loan association, personal loan agency and branches.

    c) Barber shop, beauty shop, or combination thereof.

    d) Bicycle repair and sales shop.

    e) Dressmaker, seamstress or tailor.

    f) Dry cleaning self-service and/or laundry self-service facility.

    g) Furniture repair or upholstering.

    h) Insurance agency.

    i) Jewelry, watch repair shop, locksmith or gunsmith.

    j) Medical, dental or chiropractic office, outpatient clinic and/or laboratory.

    k) Office for governmental, business, professional or general purposes.

    l)  Public utility business office.

    m) Real estate agency.

    n) School offering instruction in art, music, dancing, drama or similar cultural activity.

    o) Secretarial or telephone answering service.

    p) Shoe repair shop.

    q) Telegraph office or telephone exchange.

  3. Radio and/or television station.
  4. Private or semi-private club, lodge, union hall or social center.
  5. Church, synagogue, temple, or other place of worship.
  6. Residential use lawfully existing within the district at the time of adoption of this Ordinance.
  7. Off-street commercial parking lot.
  8. Government owned or operated use, building, facility or land.
  9. Accessory use in compliance with the provisions of Section 609.
  10. Auto accessory store with no outside storage.
  11. Retail bakery.
  12. Restaurants.
  13. Dry cleaning or laundry pickup outlet.
  14. Meat, fish or poultry retail shop.
  15. Pet shop with no outside kennels.
  16. Indoor movie theaters.