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Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:00
 In September, the Onslow County Planning Board and Board of Adjustment had a joint work session to discuss the Unified Development Ordinance. According to County Planning Staff, the intent is to begin the process of potential ordinance changes this fall, with an anticipated completion date of Fall 2015.


Some of the focus areas identified and items under consideration include:

Improved Clarity and Ease of Use

·         Graphics, illustrations, and tables

·         Precise and clear review standards with tailored flexibility

Improve Current Ordinance Requirements

·         Planned unit development regulations

·         Conditional zoning

·         Use-specific standards

·         Parking, buffering, and sign standards

·         Manufactured Home Park / RV Park standards


·         Cluster option

·         Clearer open space requirements

·         Access, street connectivity, sidewalks

·         Water/Fire protection requirements

·         Administrative approval

Commercial Development Standards

·         Access

·         Signage

·         Building design

Additional Items for Consideration

·         Incentivized Standards

·         Transportation corridors

·         Working lands protection

·         Infrastructure and services for new development

·         Encroachment around military base and airport

·         Protecting established residential areas

·         Variety of housing options

·         Mixed Use Development

Plan NHC Update: September 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 October 2014 07:57
 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC):   Staff is pleased to announce the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) held its first meeting on September 4th. The first meeting was designed to gather input from members on what they hoped to achieve during the CAC process as well as a brief report from each theme committee representative. The next meeting will be held on October 22 at the Executive Development Center from 11am to 1pm. All meetings are open to the public and interested individuals are encouraged to attend.





Community Meetings: In an effort to allocate sufficient time for the Citizens Advisory Committee, staff has changed the community meeting dates from this fall to after the beginning of the year. More information will be coming as dates are determined.




Phase II: Existing Conditions Report Completed: Staff is pleased to announce the existing conditions report of the Comprehensive Plan is completed. This document will serve the community as an excellent resource of demographic information about our community. Interesting facts on our population, land development, housing, transportation, economy, infrastructure and urban services, health, and the environment can all be found within this document. Please attend the Planning Board meeting on October 2nd at 6pm for the formal presentation and adoption. 

Comprehensive Transportation Plan Public Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 08:01
 NCDOT and Pender County will hold a public meeting to request input on the draft Pender County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, that primarily covers areas of Pender County West of US HWY 17 and North of NC HWY 210, including all Pender County’s Municipalities.  The meeting will be held on October 7, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at 805 South Walker Street, Burgaw.  The public is invited to drop-in at any time within the timeframe referenced.  Written comments on the draft Plan will be accepted for 30-days beginning October 6, 2014 and may be submitted via email or may be delivered to the Pender County Planning Department or mailed to PO Box 1519, Burgaw, NC  28425.  For more information please call (910) 259-1202 or visit the NCDOT website.
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