by Madison White Franks
LANCASTER—The Lancaster planning commission is considering revisions to the county’s zoning ordinance.
Last Thursday, members discussed articles related to the rural overlay district and a site plan ordinance.
The existing rural overlay district ordinance was modeled for Lively in 2002 and it has the most uses of any ordinance, 78 to be exact, said planning and land use director Don Gill.
According to the ordinance, Article 21 is intended for the conduct of business to which the public requires direct and frequent access in addition to primary residences.
“This district will provide areas in which residential and commercial uses can be commingled in a mutually supportive manner and provides for the location of a business and a residence in the same building. This district is designed to encourage the high density location of permitted uses as a means of revitalizing traditional village areas and making delivery of goods and services more cost effective,” states the ordinance.
Members expressed concerns regarding industrial uses in the article…