• See Commercial Zoning Districts Ordinance Language, § 151.031
  • The CCD, community core, district is designed to provide the core commercial use in the county's three villages, Camden, Shiloh and South Mills, to help meet social, shopping, employment and some housing needs of the county's rural residents in a village-type environment. Areas with this designation have historically been considered the "towns" of the county, or have the potential to fall into this category in the future and contain a unique mix of uses in close proximity of each other. The goals of this district are:
    • To preserve this special mix while minimizing conflicts between uses; and
    • To allow only development which can adequately be served with public amenities.
  • The NCD, neighborhood commercial, district is designed primarily to encourage the concentration of commercial facilities, as necessary, outside the core villages but still in clusters and to provide readily accessible shopping facilities for rural residents. The district differs from the community core district in that uses are limited to small commercial and service businesses whose market is primarily those residents within the immediate vicinity. These districts shall be limited to between two and four acres in size and typically located near intersections. This district is also designed to include very limited kinds of water-related commercial activities to serve a waterfront neighborhood.
  • The HC, highway commercial, district is designed to provide for and encourage the proper grouping and development of roadside uses which will best accommodate the needs of the motoring public along US 17, US 158 and NC 343. In addition, commercial uses served by large trucks and other intense commercial uses shall be encouraged to locate in these districts. These regulations are intended to control those aspects of development that affect adjacent residential land use, traffic flow and the capacity of the land to absorb development. Specifically prohibited in this district are uses which create a hazardous or noxious effect and junkyards.
  • The MC, marine commercial, district is designed to provide for the development of businesses which depend upon or are significantly related to waterfront and tourist locations. The district regulations are imposed so that services and commodities required by users of the county's waterways shall be provided in a manner which does not adversely affect the waters that attract those users or adjacent land users.
  • The CD, conservation district is to encourage the preservation of an continued use of the land for conservation in areas subject to severe flooding (Floodway, non-encroachment, Flood Zone A). Permitted uses:
    • Bona fide farms.
    • Nature and/or wildlife preserves.
    • Forest preserves.
    • Passive parks and recreation areas.
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