FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Staff Report RE: Maximum Building Size in the Hamlet (H) Zoning District
July 2012 On May 14, 2012, the Williamson County Board of Commissioners (County Commission) adopted a new Zoning Ordinance, which will apply to land in the unincorporated County beginning on January 1, 2013. During the Public Hearing regarding the new Ordinance, a number of individuals expressed a concern regarding a provision which limits the size of individual commercial and industrial buildings within the Hamlet (H) Zoning District to 5,000 square feet. In response to those concerns, the Commission directed Planning Department Staff to meet with affected citizens regarding this issue and, based on the feedback received, to re-evaluate the building size requirement in these Hamlet (H) District prior to the January 1, 2013 effective date of the new Ordinance.
This report is intended to provide the County Commission, the Planning Commission, the Zoning Ordinance Update Steering Committee and citizens with background information regarding this issue, to summarize the two public meetings that were held in June, and to outline the next steps in addressing this issue.