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UDO Re-Write FAQ's

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A UDO is a regulatory document that combines traditional zoning and subdivision regulations along with other desired regulations such as design guidelines, sign regulations, and floodplain and stormwater management into a single easy-to-read reference document. A UDO is intended to eliminate redundant or conflicting codes provisions, help streamline the development review and approval process, and clarify the procedures and requirements with clear illustrations and language.

The Garner UDO update process will:

  • Update existing regulations and provide new standards for existing land development codes
  • Implement the applicable vision and goals of the Garner Forward Comprehensive & Transportation plans
  • Introduce form- or design-based code elements where applicable - including transit-oriented development requirements supportive of the Wake Transit Plan
  • Standardize and streamline definitions, procedures, and enforcement processes
  • Create a document that is easier to use, understand, administer, and enforce
  • Assure the document is consistent with the latest federal law and North Carolina General Statutes, including the state’s new enabling legislation for municipalities: Chapter 160D
  • Update street, access & connectivity standards
  • Provide a standardized use table (LBCS with local amendments) - including guidance for interpretation and clarification on allowances for accessory/secondary/multiple use
  • Clearly define home occupation standards that are observable, enforceable and defensible
  • Modify existing zoning districts and introduce potential new base and/or overlay districts
  • Simplify the conditional district rezoning process
  • Be consistent with City of Raleigh Public Utility Standards
  • Revise or add graphics and charts that clearly illustrate the intent of the UDO