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File #: 22-2840    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Other Items of Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/22/2022 In control: City Council Work Session
On agenda: 8/1/2022 Final action:
Title: City Council Request to increase the mailing notification for land use cases
Attachments: 1. Notification.pdf
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TO: Mayor and Members of City Council

THRU: Telly C. Whitfield, Ph.D. - Assistant City Manager

FROM: Dr. Gerald Newton, AICP - Development Services Director

DATE: August 1, 2022

City Council Request to increase the mailing notification for land use cases

Council District(s)

Relationship To Strategic Plan:
FY22 Strategic Plan, Goals and Goal Objectives
Goal 6: Collaborative Citizen and Business Engagement

Strategic Objective 6.2: To ensure trust and confidence in City government through transparency and high quality customer service

Strategic Objective 6.3: To inform and educate about local government by enhancing public outreach and increasing community dialogue, collaboration and empowerment.

Executive Summary:
The City is required by North Carolina General Statutes to notify adjoining property owners on certain land use items. We exceed those standards, and have both local ordinance requirements and a built in option to add to the first-class mailing area within the existing ordinance. This item is the professional recommendation in response to City Council's request to evaluate expanding the notifications from 500 feet to 1,000 feet from the parcel under review. Staff's recommendation is to leverage the flexibility within the existing City Ordinance to make the requested change as a new practice for annexations & related initial zoning, special use permits, variances, and all forms of rezonings.


In an effort to provide even more awareness of the various land use cases, the City Council requested a consideration of impacts be done to move from the current 500 foot radius from parcel notification to 1,000 feet. This is a fourfold land area increase with various increases in notifications from the current notification. While we use the perimeter of the parcel under review for the distance, for illustration, this example is the simple math of an area with a 500' or 1,000' radius...

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