The C-5 district is new and allows commercial uses such as office, retail, restaurants, personal service establishments, and single-family dwellings. The uses in the C-5 district are reduced compared to the C-2 district. The C-2 district allows larger shopping centers and a broader range of uses including fueling stations, car washes, and drive-throughs. The C-5 district focuses on uses smaller in scale, with less intense development, which is more consistent with the charm and character of the National Register Historic District, Jockey’s Ridge, and existing residential uses.
Single-family dwellings are allowed using the same standards as the R-3 district.
For commercial development, lot coverage would be up to 40 percent. However, pervious (permeable) paving materials can be used to increase the coverage up to 50 percent. This standard is less dense than the C-2 General Commercial district, which allows lot coverage up to 55 percent.