Planning and Development Commission
The Spartanburg County Planning Commission (PC) is a volunteer commission comprised of nine county citizens appointed by Spartanburg County Council. It is the function and duty of the Planning Commission to undertake a continuing planning program for the physical, social, and economic growth, development, and redevelopment of the unincorporated areas of Spartanburg County. This body makes recommendations to the County Council regarding a number of land use and zoning issues. The Planning Commission also hears variance cases seeking relief from the Subdivision Regulations.
VARIANCES AND APPEALS
Performance Zoning Ordinance Map Amendments
Spartanburg County Council may amend the Zoning Maps which are part of the Performance Zoning Ordinance Section 9.3.00 in the following situations:
- where it is alleged that there was an error in the Performance Zoning Ordinance;
- where conditions have changed so as to warrant a change in the zoning;
- or where in the opinion of the Spartanburg County Council such change shall serve to promote the public health, safety, morals, convenience, order, prosperity, and general welfare of the present and future inhabitants of Spartanburg County.
In making a decision on a map amendment application, the County Council may only grant an amendment to the extent outlined in Section 9.3.20 of the Spartanburg County Performance Zoning Ordinance.
Upon enactment of an amendment by County Council, the Planning Department shall immediately cause said amendment to be placed upon the Zoning Maps or inserted into the text of the Ordinance.