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Planning & Zoning

    Land Development Code

TAYLOR COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

 PURPOSE: The Taylor County Comprehensive Plan contains the objectives and policies that provide for distribution of future land use, as well as, guidance for such land use.  This plan is intended to minimize the impact of urban sprawl and ensure future generations have available land suitable for agriculture and similar uses.

CONTENTS: The objectives listed in the Comprehensive Plan cover land use, traffic circulation, housing, sanitary sewer, solid waste, drainage, potable water, conservation, recreation, coastal management and capital improvements. 

HOMES ALLOWED PER ACRE
  1. Agriculture 1 -- Density 1 residence per 20 acres
  2. Agriculture -- Density 1 residence per 10 acres
  3. Agriculture / Rural Residential -- Density 1 residence per 5 acres
  4. Conservation -- Density 1 residence per 40 acres
  5. Mixed Use Rural Residential -- Density 1 residence per 2 acres
  6. Mixed Use Urban Development -- Density 1 residence per ½ acre
  7. Water Oriented Commercial -- One residence for owner
  8. Industrial -- One residence for owner

LAND COVERAGE: The maximum intensity for development as measured by land coverage is; Agriculture 1-25%, Agriculture 2-25%, Agriculture / Rural Residential 40%, Conservation N/A, Mixed Use Rural Residential 50%, Mixed Use Urban Development 60%, Water Oriented Commercial 60%, Industrial 75%.

PURCHASING: Copies of the Comprehensive Plan can be purchased from the Planning Department for $20.00.  

ALLOWED USES WITHIN EACH LAND DISTRICT
Agricultural 1
Agricultural 2
Agricultural / Rural Resident
Mixed Use Rural Residential
Mixed Use Urban Development
Industrial
Aviation Related Commercial
Water Related Commercial
Public
Conservation 

AGRICULTURAL 1 (1 residence per 20 acres)

  1. Residential
  2. Outdoor recreational
  3. Public service / utility
  4. Agricultural
  5. Mining
  6. Conservation 

AGRICULTURAL 2 (1 residence per 10 acres)

  1. Residential
  2. Outdoor recreational
  3. Public service / utility
  4. Agriculture
  5. Neighborhood commercial (small scale convenience retail and service establishments, each not to exceed 5,000 square feet in floor space).
  6. Mining
  7. Conservation
  8. All other uses allowed in lower intensity land classifications

AGRICULTURAL / RURAL RESIDENTIAL (1 residence per 5 acres)

  1. Residential
  2. Outdoor recreational
  3. Public service / utility
  4. Agricultural
  5. Neighborhood commercial (small scale convenience retail and service establishments, each not to exceed 5,000 square feet in floor space)
  6. Conservation
  7. All other uses allowed in lower intensity land classifications (except mining)

MIXED USE RURAL RESIDENTIAL (1 residence per 2 acres)

  1. Residential
  2. Outdoor recreation
  3. Public service / utility
  4. General commercial (not exceeding 10,000 square feet or floor space)
  5. Neighborhood commercial (small scale retail and service establishments, each not to exceed 5,000 square feet in floor space)
  6. Professional Office and service
  7. Small-scale industrial
  8. Agricultural
  9. Conservation
  10. All other uses allowed in lower intensity land classifications (except mining)

MIXED USE URBAN DEVELOPMENT (1 residence per ½ acre)

  1. Residential
  2. Outdoor recreation
  3. Public service / Utility
  4. High intensity commercial
  5. General commercial (not exceeding 10,000 square feet or floor space)
  6. Neighborhood commercial (small scale retail and service establishments, each not to exceed 5,000 square feet in floor space)
  7. Professional service and office
  8. Small-scale industrial
  9. All other uses allowed in lower intensity land classifications (except mining)

INDUSTRIAL (1 residence for owner and/or night watchman)

  1. Public service / Utility
  2. Industrial
  3. Small-scale industrial
  4. High intensity commercial (consistent with the industrial character of the area)
  5. General commercial (consistent with the industrial character of the area)
  6. Aviation related commercial
  7. Residential (accessory use as part of an approved site plan where such dwelling unit is located on the same lot or parcel)
  8. All other uses allowed in lower intensity land classifications shall be allowed prior to development of site for industrial use.
AVIATION RELATED COMMERCIAL
  1. Aviation related commercial
  2. Aviation related professional service and office
  3. Residential (limited to upper floors above ground floor commercial and office uses for occupancy by owner, lessee, custodian or watchmen, including immediate family)
  4. Public service / Utility
WATER ORIENTED COMMERCIAL
  1. Marinas
  2. Hotels and motels
  3. Restaurants
  4. Recreational vehicle parks
  5. Boat ramps
  6. Bait and tackle shops
  7. Campgrounds
  8. Fish camps
  9. Marine-related specialty shops
  10. Accessory residential dwellings (occupied by owner, lessee, custodian or watchman – including immediate family)
  11. Public service / Utility
PUBLIC
  1. Institutional
  2. Recreation
  3. Public service / Utility 

CONSERVATION (1 residence per 40 acres)

  1. Residential
  2. Outdoor recreational (passive)
  3. Public service / utility
  4. Agricultural (consistent with the conservation purpose)