Ordinances

Zoning District Fact Sheets

The following fact sheet provides an overview of each zoning district within the county. It includes dimensional setbacks, diagram of a typical lot and a list of the permitted uses. This fact sheet is for reference and informational purposes only. Before starting any project please consult the Zoning Ordiance or contact Planning and Community Development to obtain all applicable requirements.

 

Subdivisions

Long Leaf Estates Phase 3
Type: Conventional Major Subdivision
Approval Date: June 24, 2014
Number of lots: 12
Preliminary Plat Deadline: June 24, 2015

Stonegate
Type: Conventional Major Subdivision
Approval Date: June 24, 2014
Number of lots: 13
Preliminary Plat Deadline: June 24, 2015

Juniper Ridge
Type: Neighborhood Conservation Major Subdivision
Approval Date: April 29, 2014
Number of lots: 58
Preliminary Plat Deadline: April 29, 2015

The Meadows at Farmlife
Type: Neighborhood Conservation Major Subdivision
Approval Date: June 25, 2013
Number of lots: 28
Preliminary Plat Deadline: November 27, 2013
Final Plat Recorded: June 25, 2014

Dormie Club
Type: Neighborhood Conservation Major Subdivision
Approved: June 26, 2012 (revision)
Number of Lots: 372
Approved Preliminary Plat Expired: June 26, 2014

Pine Forest
Type: Planned Unit Development-Hamlet (PUD-H)
Approved: May 7, 2015

 

A subdivision that (1) consists of 4 or less lots fronting on an existing, approved public road, (2) does not require any new public or private road to be constructed or dedicated nor easements for access to interior property, (3) does not require the extension of a public water or sewer line other than laterals to serve individual lots, (4) does not necessitate the installation of drainage improvements that would require easements through property not being subdivided, and (5) does not require a variance from any requirement of this Ordinance. Subdivisions that consist of 4 or less lots fronting on an existing private road subject to private road maintenance standards through an established Owners’ Association shall be considered a Level 1 Minor Subdivision. These subdivisions must be reviewed and approved by the Zoning Administrator before they can be recorded at the Moore County Register of Deeds office.

A subdivision that consists of 4 or less lots fronting on a newly created private road. The private road shall meet the right-of-way requirement, design and construction standards of NCDOT, with the exception of pavement, from the subdivision to a State-maintained road. These subdivisions must be reviewed by the Subdivision Review Board before they can be approved.

A subdivision in which lots are conveyed to members of the lineal family or siblings; certain regulations apply. Plats for Family Subdivisions are reviewed under the Minor Level 1 Subdivision plat standards.

The division of a lot, tract or parcel of land into five or more lots, tracts, parcels or other divisions of land at initial time of division or accumulative over a period of three (3) years. The parent lot, tract or parcel of land counts as one of the subdivided lots, tracts or other subdivisions of land for the purpose of determining whether the application for approval is to be treated as a major or minor subdivision. Major subdivisions are classified as either Neighborhood Conservation, or Conventional subdivisions and must comply with the applicable regulations. These subdivisions must be reviewed by the Subdivision Review Board before they can be approved.

  • Neighborhood Conservation Major Subdivision

A subdivision whose purpose is to preserve open space in the form of agricultural and forestry lands, natural and cultural features, and rural community character that might be lost through conventional development approaches. To accomplish this goal, greater flexibility and creativity in the design of such developments is encouraged and allowed.

  • Conventional Major Subdivision

A subdivision whose purpose is to allow subdivided parcels that are intended to provide open space on the individual lot, and typically, adequate land to support a private water and waste water disposal system. Lots in Conventional Major Subdivisions must comply with the minimum lot size of the underlying zoning district that exists at the time the subdivision application is submitted.

Subdivision Review Board

Overview
Moore County Subdivision Review Board: The Moore County Subdivision Review Board is established as the designated planning agency to review all major preliminary subdivision plats and minor subdivision plats, where applicable, within the planning jurisdiction of Moore County.

Membership
The SRB shall consist of nine members, which shall include representatives of the following departments or agencies: Planning and Zoning (1), Environmental Health (1), Public Utilities (1), Emergency Services (1), Geographical Informational Service (1) and Moore County Schools (1). A representative of Parks and Recreation shall serve in a non-voting, advisory role at the meetings where issues related to Parks are discussed. In addition to these representatives, two citizen members shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners, one of which shall be a North Carolina licensed surveyor. There shall also be an alternate surveyor, who shall serve in the event of a conflict of interest for the regular surveyor member only.

Meetings
Meetings of the Subdivision Review Board are called as needed to review preliminary plats and amendments to the Subdivision Regulations.

Meeting Minutes and Agendas
2015 Subdivision Review Board Meeting Schedule
 
2015 Subdivision Review Board Meetings
May 5, 2015 Packet Minutes