First part of Boone UDO draft released
by Anna Oakes
The workshop is the first of three to be held at the Council Chambers at 1500 Blowing Rock Road to gather feedback on the proposed document before the Boone Town Council adopts the revisions later in the spring. To read the first three titles, download the document from the link to the right of this web page.
The Planning & Inspections Department, Boone Town Council, Planning Commission and town attorney have worked on revisions to the UDO and its Table of Permissible Uses since October 2010. The Table of Permissible Uses is a table in the UDO listing all the property uses permitted in the town's jurisdiction and the zoning districts in which they are permitted.
Planning staff have said that they hope to increase the number of uses that are permitted by right and decrease the number of uses that require a special use permit, which requires a public hearing and Board of Adjustment approval. Staff members have also added many new types of uses to the table.
The first three titles outline general provisions, review and approval procedures and enforcement. The Table of Permissible Uses is expected to be released as part of the second "piece" of the revised UDO before the second workshop.
For more information, call (828) 268-6200.