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File #: 15-0272    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2015 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/23/2015 Final action: 6/23/2015
Title: Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments to Authorize the Creation of Conditional Zoning Districts that Correspond with most of the existing Zoning Categories PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider amending the Land Use Ordinance that would authorize the establishment of conditional zoning districts that correspond to most zoning districts rather than just B-1(G) and B-2. A draft ordinance has been prepared. The Board must receive public comments before taking action on the draft ordinance.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A-1 - Consistency Resolution for Ordinance Adoption_3mb, 2. Attachment A-2 - Consistency Resolution for Ordinance Denial, 3. Attachment B - Draft Ordinance CZ Districts, 4. Attachment C - Recommendations, 5. Attachment D - Excerpts from LUO ART-IX
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Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments to Authorize the Creation of Conditional Zoning Districts that Correspond with most of the existing Zoning Categories

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider amending the Land Use Ordinance that would authorize the establishment of conditional zoning districts that correspond to most zoning districts rather than just B-1(G) and B-2. A draft ordinance has been prepared. The Board must receive public comments before taking action on the draft ordinance.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Mike Brough - 919-929-3905; Nick Herman - 919-929-3905; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327

INFORMATION: In October of 2014, the Board considered and adopted text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance (LUO) relating to the Board of Adjustment. The amendments were initiated by staff to ensure the Town's compliance with changes to North Carolina State Statutes relating to the same topics. The changes were part of an ongoing effort to revisit certain statutes relating to zoning powers that had been updated over the years to address specific issues but were long overdue for a more comprehensive review. The intent was to improve clarity in the text, streamline and/or modernize the language and remove duplication.
In November of 2014, staff from the University of North Carolina, School of Government, at Chapel Hill, shared information with local zoning officials about a similar review spearheaded by the North Carolina Bar Association to reorganize, clarify and modernize statutes relating to local planning and development regulations. House Bill 548, was introduced in early April to formally begin the legislative process for considering these potential changes. One of the key trends that staff has observed in following this review is a growing shift away from conditional use zoning toward conditional zoning as the preferred mec...

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