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File #: 14-0186    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Other Matters
File created: 5/28/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/3/2014 Final action:
Title: Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan and Joint Planning Agreement Amendments to Allow for the Possibility of Locating Agricultural Support Enterprises 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 which will make agricultural support enterprises allowable within the Rural Buffer portion of the Joint Planning Area. These changes are necessary in order for Orange County to approve proposed text amendments to its Unified Development Ordinance that will allow the new uses to occur within the Rural Buffer.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution for ASE.pdf, 2. Attachment B - Map of Joint Planning Area, 3. Attachment C - Overview of JPA Amendment Processes.pdf, 4. Attachment D - JPA ASE agenda materials.pdf, 5. Attachment E - Minutes of March 27, 2014 Joint Public Hearing, 6. Attachment F - Orange County UDO/Comp Plan Amendments, 7. Attachment G - Map showing Present-Use Value Properties in Joint Planning Area, 8. Attachment H - Currently Allowable and Proposed New Land Uses in the Rural Buffer and ASE-CZ Districts, 9. Attachment I - Rural Buffer Memo-Agric Support Enterprise, 10. Attachment J - Planning Board JPA Recommendation ASE, 11. Attachment K - ESC Recommendation JPA ASE 2014
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Joint Planning Area Land Use Plan and Joint Planning Agreement Amendments to Allow for the Possibility of Locating Agricultural Support Enterprises 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 which will make agricultural support enterprises allowable within the Rural Buffer portion of the Joint Planning Area. These changes are necessary in order for Orange County to approve proposed text amendments to its Unified Development Ordinance that will allow the new uses to occur within the Rural Buffer.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327; pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Christina Moon - 919-918-7325 - cmoon@townofcarrboro.org; Perdita Holtz - 919-245-2578 - pholtz@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) that would apply within the Rural Buffer. These amendments follow from the County's efforts to support farmers and farming, and have been in the works for some time.

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 (see map Attachment B). 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 ...

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