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File #: 14-0185    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 5/28/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/3/2014 Final action: 6/3/2014
Title: Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan and Joint Planning Agreement Amendments Relating to Density, Cluster Subdivisions and Agricultural Land Uses in the Rural Buffer PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to consider amendments to the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan and Joint Planning Agreement to clarify density and minimum lot size requirements within the University Lake watershed, to allow for cluster subdivisions, and to ensure that agricultural activities are allowed throughout the joint planning area.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution, 2. Attachment B - JPA Public Hearing Agenda Materials on Density, Cluster, Agriculture.pdf, 3. Attachment C - Minutes JPA Public Hearing 3-27-14, 4. Attachment D - Map and Overview of JPA Processes, 5. Attachment E - Planning Board, EAB, and TAB Recommendations, 6. Attachment F - ESC Recommendation
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Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan and Joint Planning Agreement Amendments Relating to Density, Cluster Subdivisions and Agricultural Land Uses in the Rural Buffer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to consider amendments to the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan and Joint Planning Agreement to clarify density and minimum lot size requirements within the University Lake watershed, to allow for cluster subdivisions, and to ensure that agricultural activities are allowed throughout the joint planning area.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327; pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Michael Harvey - 919-245-2597; mharvey@orangecountync.gov

INFORMATION: On March 27, 2014, the three parties to the Joint Orange County Planning Agreement (Agreement) held a public hearing on amendments to the Agreement and the Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan (Plan). Orange County staff identified the proposed amendments during a recent assessment of the Plan and County development regulations.

The Town of Carrboro has been a party, with the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County, to a Joint Planning Agreement since 1987. The agreement was established to create a method for coordinated and comprehensive planning in the southeastern portion of Orange County, described for this purpose as the Orange County- Chapel Hill-Carrboro Joint Planning Area. A Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan (Plan) was prepared and adopted; the Joint Planning Agreement (Agreement) specifies the method for implementing and revising the plan. Definitions, effective dates, and linkages with other adopted plans are spelled out in the Agreement. Amendments to the Plan and Agreement require unanimous approval of all three parties following a joint public hearing. The Plan and Agreement can be found at http://www.townofcarrboro.org/PZI/commplanning.htm.

A full description of the proposed amendments to the Plan and Agreement is provided in the agenda...

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