ZONING MAP AND TEXT AMENDMENTS
Whenever the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, or good zoning practices require, the legislative body may, by ordinance, after receiving a recommendation thereon from the Planning Commission, and subject to procedures by law, amend, supplement, change or repeal the regulations, restrictions, and boundaries or classification of property.
A proposal for amendment to the official County and/or City Zoning Map(s) may originate with the Planning Commission, the City Council, any other government body, the owner of the subject property, or by a person having written authorization from the owner of the subject property. A proposal for amendment to the text of these Regulations may originate with the Planning Commission or governmental body, the City Council of Shelbyville, City of Simpsonville and the Shelby County Fiscal Court. Regardless of the origin of the proposed amendment an application must be filed with the Planning Commission requesting the proposed amendment in such form and accompanied by such information as required by these Regulations and the Planning Commission. As per section 1490, the Planning Commission shall require the prior submission of a development plan prepared in accordance with Article XIII of these regulations, which when approved by the Planning Commission, shall be followed. At the time of filing an application, a non-returnable filing fee shall be paid according to the schedule of fees; however, there shall be no filing fee for an amendment requested by the City Council, the Planning Commission or any governmental agency. Upon the filing of an application for a map amendment by a governmental body, the Planning Commission shall promptly notify the owner of the subject property by certified mail, receipt requested.