Poster: Zoning Yoga - A Flexible District
The educational objective that this training seeks to achieve is how to select and establish a zoning strategy in response to particular community conditions. Carrboro approved a new small area plan implementation strategy, the FLX or site-specific, flexible zoning district, in 2016. A design workshop informed possible development plans. Seeking to add zoning options that could provide flexibility under changing market conditions while meeting design expectations of neighbors, ordinance drafting began as a general use district and ended up as a conditional district. Pairing zoning approval with an administrative permit, for a large project by Carrboro's standards, added layers of complexity. Examples and flowcharts provided clarity for boards - telling the 'why' and 'how' story of the new district- and for the general public. An application for the new district is pending.
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, Town of Carrboro
Confirmed SpeakerPatricia McGuire joined the Carrboro Planning Department in 1995 to help shape the future of this very pleasant town in the North Carolina Piedmont. She has served as Planning Director and Floodplain Administrator since 2011.