§ 156.104  DENSITY.
   (A)   The number of dwelling units allowed on developable land shall not exceed the maximum number established by the following table for the land use classification shown on the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map.
 
Future Land Use Map Designation
Standard Density
(dwelling units per acre)
Maximum Density
(dwelling units per acre)
Rural Conservation - Guerin's Bridge Road Area
0.04
0.04
Rural Conservation - Cat Island
0.10
0.20*
Rural Conservation - Woodville area, Paradise Island, and other areas past the Urban Growth Boundary
0.33
1.0*
Community Conservation
3.0
3.0
Cultural Landscape
3.0
3.0
Low-Density Neighborhood
3.0
3.0
Medium-Density Neighborhood
6.0
6.0
High-Density Neighborhood
9.0
9.0
Waterfront Gateway - Wando River
6.0
6.0
Waterfront Gateway - Cooper River
12.0
12.0
*   Maximum density can only be achieved utilizing the Cluster Development subdivision design techniques provided in this chapter.
 
   (B)   Planned Development Districts and Overlay Districts may allow for residential densities different from what is shown in the Residential Density Table above.
   (C)   Lot subdivision.  For the purposes of lot subdivision and development, the densities provided herein shall only apply to parcels of land equal to or greater than one acre in size. The ability to subdivide parcels of land that are less than one acre in size will be controlled by minimum lot size and dimensional requirements of the zoning use district classification.
   (D)   Calculation of density.  Density is calculated as the number of dwelling units per acre of land within the boundaries of a residential project, including lands or parcels designated for support of the development; that is, all areas for lots, parking areas, drives, roads, drainage and utility easements, or rights-of-way, sign easements, entrance structure easements, and lands designated for private recreation and includes freshwater wetlands, but does not include tidally influenced saltwater wetlands. Other land area located within a parcel's boundaries, but outside of the residential project boundaries not used for residential use, shall not be included for the purpose of calculating residential density; provided further, however, that in mixed use projects wherein nonresidential uses are provided in conjunction with, and are functionally integrated into, the residential uses, the total area within the project boundaries of all such uses may be used to calculate density.
('81 Code, § 155.83) (Ord. passed 8-13-79; Am. Ord. passed 4-8-85; Am. Ord. passed 3-9-87; Am. Ord. 99012, passed 4-21-99; Am. Ord. 02024, passed 6-11-02; Am. Ord. 10026, passed 5-11-10; Am. Ord. 12037, passed 6-12-12; Am. Ord. 12076, passed 11-13-12; Am. Ord. 14047, passed 8-12-14; Am. Ord. 15037, passed 10-15-15)  Penalty, see § 156.034