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Moore County Unified Development Ordinance Review 

Background

Since January 2010 Moore County has been undertaking a project to combine and streamline the existing county development ordinances into one cohesive document that will improve the usability of the ordinances making it customer friendly and easier to understand. This new document is called a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). 

 
 
Process

The first step in this endeavor is to merely rearrange the existing language into a format that is easily understandable and that eliminates overlapping and conflicting language within the existing ordinance. This step will involve some language changes however it will not result in new ordinance standards or regulations for development. It will only update existing language to streamline and clarify the current ordinance and eliminate glaring errors, omissions, and holes in the language.

 

The second step is to review the document section by section with the Moore County Planning Board before bringing the entire document to you the citizens for more detailed review and input.At their January 6, 2011 regular meeting the Moore County Planning Board endorsed a review schedule for the draft Unified Development Ordinance that will begin in February. Between February and June 2011 the Planning Board will be reviewing sections of the UDO and will be welcoming anyone that would like to attend and participate in this effort.
 
 

Planning Board Review

 
The Moore County Planning Board completed their review of the draft Unified Development Ordinance language at their January 14, 2014 meeting.  A public hearing was held at which the Planning Board unanimously recommended forwarding the draft document to the Moore County Board of Commissioners to review and decide to approve or continue to revise the draft language.

 

Board of Commissioner Review

The Moore County Planning Staff will request a Call To Public Hearing on February 4th, 2014 at 5:00 pm for the Board Commissioners to review the recommended Unified Development Ordinance on February 18th, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
 

Invitation for Public Review

 
Following the Planning Board’s review of the plan later in the year a series of Public Review Workshops will be held where you the citizens can let us know where you would like to see changes in the ordinance. If there’s something you would like to see changed please come and tell us!
 
All of the suggestions will be compiled into a ‘parking lot’ of ideas for additional changes to the ordinance that will be reviewed, researched and considered by the Planning Board and Planning staff beginning in the Fall of 2011. Hard copies of the UDO language are available for public review by contacting Moore County Planning and Community Development at (910) 947-5010 and making a request.

 

Summary of Articles Changes

 

Please review this summary of changes for an overview of what to expect from each article with the rewrite and combination of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. For more detailed information of each article please review the draft language in the next section.

 

 

Draft Language

 

Draft Date

UDO Draft Document (Entire Document)

1/14/2014

Introduction

1/14/2014

Table of Contents

1/14/2014

Article 1 - General Provisions

1/14/2014

Article 2 - Review Bodies and Officials

1/14/2014

Article 3 - Development Review Procedures

1/14/2014

Article 4 - Nonconformities

1/14/2014

Article 5 - Enforcement and Penalties

1/14/2014

Article 6 - Zoning Districts

1/14/2014

Article 7 - Table of Uses

1/14/2014

Article 8 - General Development Standards

1/14/2014

Article 9 - Specific Use Standards

1/14/2014

Article 10 - Highway Corridor Overlay Districts

1/14/2014

Article 11 - Watershed Overlay Districts

1/14/2014

Article 12 - Flood Damage Prevention

1/14/2014

Article 13 - Planned Unit Developments

1/14/2014

Article 14 - Wireless Communications Facilities

1/14/2014

Article 15 - Manufactured Home Parks

1/14/2014

Article 16 - Intensive Swine Farms

1/14/2014

Article 17 - Subdivision Regulations

1/14/2014

Article 18- Definitions and Word Interpretations

1/14/2014

Appendix A - Recommended Landscaping Materials

1/14/2014

Appendix B - Subdivison Plat Requirements

1/14/2014

Appendix C - Subdivision Plat Certificates and Statements

1/14/2014

Appendix D - Intensive Swine Farm Emergency Plan

1/14/2014

Appendix E - Permitted Commerical Tower Development Area Overlay Districts 1/14/2014