Special areas in which additional standards 'overlay' existing zoning districts.
Standards impose more or less stringent limits on activities within the boundaries than may be found outside of the overlay area.
Overlay districts are not separate zoning districts.
Overlay districts do not coincide with the boundaries of any given zoning district.
Lake Keoweee/Jocassee Overlay District: Boundary is measured 750 feet from the full pond contours of Lake Keowee (800 MSL) and Lake Jocassee (1110 MSL). Special density, special land use restrictions, and a 25-foot undisturbed buffer requirement are imposed, according to Section 38-11.0 of Article XI of the Oconee County Zoning Enabling Ordinance. Only the portion of a parcel which lies within the overlay area is encumbered by the overlay requirements. This overlay area is intended to protect water quality, maintain the natural beauty, and limit any negative impacts of development around the lake. All parcels impacted by this overlay are listed in the Lake Front Parcels document.
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