AIA South Carolina – News From Main Street

October 6, 2015

Historic Flood in South Carolina

(photo credit Chuck Burton/AP)

AIA South Carolina would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the thirteen South Carolinian’s who lost their lives this weekend during unprecedented flooding throughout the state. Many others remain without power and water, and others still have suffered significant damage to their homes and property.

While we are mobilizing our Disaster Assistance team of architects to perform building safety assessments once the water recedes, we would like to share an excellent flood recovery guide from a friend in Georgia.

David Maschke AIA, with the Southwest Georgia Chapter, has prepared a guide that offers excellent instructions on how to clean out your home or business after extensive flooding.

Please join us in thanking David for passing along this valuable and timely information!

Click Here for Flood Recommendations & Procedures 2015

Florence County Planning Department

The Florence County Planning Department updates and implements the comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, transportation plans, land development ordinance and international building and residential codes that help shape the growth and character of Florence County communities. We encourage you to become involved with the public participation process.

From this site you can:

  • Review and comment on upcoming plans
  • Find upcoming and search archives from public meetings
  • Find permit applications and requirements
  • Access maps

Consolidated Zoning Ordinance

Beginning January 2, 2007, the Florence County Planning Department will be enforcing the Consolidated Zoning Ordinance Section 8.6 Filing Application Fees which will set the summary plat approval fee to $25.00. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to contact Tripp Ward with Florence County Planning Department at (843) 676-8600 or toll-free at 866-258-9232.

Comprehensive Plan Elements

The Florence County Planning Commission is currently in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan. The following elements have been adopted or are proposed for adoption according to the document schedule link paired with each listing below:

Population Element

Cultural Resources Element

Natural Resources Element

Housing Element

Economic Element

Community Facilities Element

Administrative Procedures

Land Use Element

Transportation Element

Priority Investment Element