Proposed Map Amendments



A Map Amendment is the official process by which a property's Planning Area designation is changed. In other communities, this term is referred to as a "rezoning." Since the Town of Davidson utilizes a form-based code, which emphasizes a building's orientation on its lot and its architecture in addition to its use, the Town uses the comprehensive term "Planning Areas" in place of the strictly use-based term "zoning" to refer to a property's land use designation. These Planning Areas are illustrated in the Davidson Planning Ordinance's Planning Areas Map; therefore, changes to the map are referred to as Map Amendments. Below is information about the most recent Map Amendments proposed. 


Rural Area Plan - Planning Area Changes (Winter 2017)



In November 2015 the Town of Davidson undertook a land use plan for its rural areas. Known as the Rural Area Plan, it was adopted by the Board of Commissioners in September 2016. As part of the plan’s implementation, certain properties must be re-designated as different Planning Areas. The following interactive map and PDF documents illustrate the proposed Planning Area changes resulting from the adopted Rural Area Plan. For more information about the adopted plan, including a final copy of the document and an annotated project timeline, please see the Planning Department website: http://www.townofdavidson.org/RuralAreaPlan.

To see if your property is included in the proposed amendments, please enter your address in the interactive map below or view the PDF list and maps of all proposed re-designations in the Documents section below the interactive map. Hard copies of these documents are available to view at Town Hall's front desk. 

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Documents



*Note: The future Rural Planning Area is not a Map Amendment but is shown for illustrative purposes. Although these parcels' conservation and development standards are changing, their designation as Rural Planning Area parcels is not.

Timeline



A public hearing in accordance with NCGS 160A-364 was held at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Additionally, the proposed Map Amendments appeared before the Planning Board on Monday, January 30, 2017, where the Planning Board received public comment and made a positive recommendation in favor of the proposed amendments. The Board of Commissioners will take up the proposal for a vote on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. 


Markham Property - 19905 Davidson-Concord Rd. (Winter 2017)



The proposed Map Amendment reflects a change to rectify a mapping error from late 2007 and rezone the above referenced property from Conditional Planning Area to Neighborhood General Planning Area. The Description & Statement of Compliance document below contains a fuller description of the proposed change, and the Sketch Map illustrates the extent of the proposed change.

 Documents

Timeline



A public hearing in accordance with NCGS 160A-364 was held at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Additionally, the proposed Map Amendment appeared before the Planning Board on Monday, January 30, 2017, where the Planning Board received public comment and made a positive recommendation in favor of the proposed amendment. The Board of Commissioners approved the proposed amendment on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. 

Proposed Text Amendments

A text amendment is the process by which changes to the Davidson Planning Ordinance are undertaken. These adjustments to the ordinance's text and tables include necessary clarifications of existing standards; updating standards to be current with statutory requirements; and, in certain cases, creating new standards for development. Each entry below provides a description of the proposed set of changes. 


Davidson Planning Ordinance - Rural Area Plan (Winter 2017)



The following document contains a list of proposed text changes to the Town of Davidson Planning Ordinance (DPO). The listed changes are being undertaken in response to the recommendations made by the Rural Area Plan, which was adopted on September 13, 2016. Proposals are organized by DPO page number.  

Documents


Timeline



A public hearing in accordance with NCGS 160A-364 was held at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Additionally, the proposed Map Amendments appeared before the Planning Board on Monday, January 30, 2017, where the Planning Board received public comment and made a positive recommendation in favor of the proposed amendments. The Board of Commissioners will take up the proposal for a vote on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. 


Davidson Planning Ordinance - Various (Winter 2017)



The following document contains a list of proposed text changes to the Town of Davidson Planning Ordinance (DPO). The listed changes are proposed to provide necessary clarifications, correct inadvertent omissions, and to address inconsistencies with statewide legislation passed since the DPO was approved by the Board of Commissioners and came into effect on May 1, 2015. Proposals are organized by DPO page number.  

Documents

Timeline



A public hearing in accordance with NCGS 160A-364 was held at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Additionally, the proposed Map Amendments appeared before the Planning Board on Monday, January 30, 2017, where the Planning Board received public comment and made a positive recommendation in favor of the proposed amendments. The Board of Commissioners approved the proposed amendments on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.