Poster: Zoning Yoga - A Flexible District

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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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Patricia McGuire , AICP , Town of Carrboro , Carrboro , NC (see bio)