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LDO Amendments - Rounds 20 thru 38

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Cary routinely evaluates our regulations and amends the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) based on current trends, new uses and updated State or Federal regulations. These amendments occur in "Rounds" and may include a single or several amendments at a time.

The following table is intended to provide a brief description and timing of past amendments to our Land Development Ordinance. For specific information, please feel free to click on a round (or item) or contact the Planning and Development Services Department at 311 or (919) 469-4046.

ROUND

ITEM

DESCRIPTION

PUBLIC HEARING DATE

PLANNING & ZONING BOARD DATE

TOWN COUNCIL

 date  action

20

A

Signs - Allow a cabinet style sign as a secondary component of a wall sign; and increase the allowed sign display area where more than two signs are allowed.

February 23, 2012

April 16, 2012

May 24, 2012

Approved

B

Beekeeping - Provide opportunities for beekeeping in Cary.

July 26, 2012

August 20, 2012

October 11, 2012

Approved

C

Wellness Centers – Create a new use to address businesses that provide certain health and fitness services.

February 23, 2012

April 16, 2012

May 24, 2012

Approved

D

Temporary Sales – Allow for temporary seasonal sales in retail parking lots

February 23, 2012

July 16, 2012

August 9, 2012

Approved

E

Private Transportation Services – Create a new use to address both office and passenger vehicle fleet components of businesses that provide private transportation services.

February 23, 2012

April 16, 2012

May 24, 2012

Approved

F

Retail Parking Standards – Reduce the number of parking spaces required for large retail businesses.

February 23, 2012

April 16, 2012

May 24, 2012

Approved

G

Town Center Review Commission - Eliminate the Town Center Review Commission.

February 23, 2012

April 16, 2012

May 24, 2012

Approved

21

 


Recreation Area Funds – Require recreation payments for multi-family developments.

April 19, 2012

May 21, 2012

June 14, 2012

Approved

22

A

Site Design Standards - Amend landscaping standards; amend building design standards; amend off-street parking requirements; amend standards for on-site circulation; amend standards for pedestrian circulation; and other related amendments.

May 24, 2012

July 16, 2012

August 9, 2012

Approved

B

Chickens – Add the keeping of chickens as a residential accessory use in certain zoning districts subject to specific standards.

May 24, 2012

July 16, 2012

August 23, 2012

Approved

23

A

Life Care Nursing Facilities - Increase allowable density where allowed in non-residential zoning districts.

June 28, 2012

August 20, 2012

October 11, 2012

Approved

B

Home Occupations – Eliminate requirement for accessory use permit for some home occupations, and reduce area allowed for home occupations with onsite customers to 10% of floor area.

June 28, 2012

September 10, 2012

October 11, 2012

Approved

C

Signs – Modify existing standards related to signage on theatre marquees; provide standards for pedestrian-oriented directory signs; and extend sunset provisions related to increased flexibility for open house signs.

June 28, 2012

August 20, 2012

October 11, 2012

Approved

D

Stormwater Rules - Ensure compliance with the Jordan Water Supply Nutrient Strategy.

June 28, 2012

August 20, 2012

October 11, 2012

Approved

E

Conditional Rezonings - Clarify and emphasize that zoning conditions are voluntary.

June 28, 2012

August 20, 2012

October 11, 2012

Approved

F

Clothing Donation Bins – Add new use classification and use-specific standards to address clothing donation bins in commercial parking lots.

June 28, 2012

August 20, 2012

October 11, 2012

Approved staff's recommendation to not add clothing donation bins as a permitted use

G

Electronic Gaming Operations and Machines – Add new use classification and use-specific standards to address electronic gaming operations and machines.

June 28, 2012

February 27, 2013

August 20, 2012


 

October 11, 2012


 

 

 


Tabled to a future meeting

H

Minor Remissions - Clarify requirements pertaining to non-conformities, the time period allowed to protect exposed slopes, and terminology related to building setback encroachments. Specify where a recreational vehicle, may be allowed as a temporary residence. Expand situations in which Board of Adjustment.

June 28, 2012

September 10, 2012

October 11, 2012

Approved

24

 


Repeal all or portions of Adequate Public Facilities Planning and Development for Roads ordinance; amend traffic impact assessment requirements for rezonings; amend subdivision and site plan approval criteria; and other related items

 

 

 

 

January 10, 2013

 

 

 

 

January 14, 2013

 

 

 

 

January 24, 2013

February 13, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved






25

 

 

 

 

A-G

 





B2 C2




Amendments to Various Sections of the LDO - Mixed Use District Rezoning Process; Landscaping and Buffers; Use-Specific Regulations; Subdivision Requirements; Environmental Regulations; Suspended Signs; Administrative and Procedural Changes

March 28, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2013

 

 



August 19, 2013

June 13, 2013

 

 



September 26, 2013



Approved
Except B2 & C2


Approved
B2 & C2




26




B, C

E-H


A


D

A series of amendments to the LDO, including Signage, Outdoor Display and Sale of Goods, Sunrooms and Screened Porches, Setbacks from Telecommunication Facilities, Sever Pruning and Group Homes

June 27, 2013







August 19, 2013






October 21, 2013

September 26, 2013


October 10, 2013


November 21, 2013

Approved



Approved


Approved





27

 




A-D
F-G





Downtown Housing Options, Density Limits for Life Care, Public Hearing Notification, Telecommunication Towers and Antennas, Champion Trees, Setbacks in R-8 District, Review Procedures - Technical Corrections


October 24, 2013





December 16, 2013





January 9, 2014



Approved

27

E

Champion Trees

 


December 16, 2013

January 9, 2014

Approved

27

E-1

Champion Trees

 


 


December 19, 2013

Approved


27

E-2

Champion Trees

 


May 19, 2014

August 28, 2014

Approved







28

A, C, D, E, F, H

Removed G

 

Food Trucks,

Slab-on Grade

Construction,

Temporary Uses and
Events,

Central Delivery Mailboxes,

Misc. Development Standards,

Technical & Minor Amendments


May 22, 2014

July 21, 2014

August 14, 2014

Approved

 

28

B

 

Rezoning Procedures May 22, 2014 July 21, 2014 December 11, 2014

 

29


Historic Preservation Commission

 

May 8, 2014

 

June 16, 2014

 

June 26, 2014

 

Approved

 





30

 

A, B, C, E, F, G, H



 

D

 

Internet Sweepstakes; Consistency with Comprehensive Plan; Transportation System Requirements; Signs; Use-Related Standards; Minor Modifications; Technical and Minor Amendments

 

January 28, 2015

 

March 16, 2015

 

April 21, 2015
Item D excluded from action

August 27, 2015

 

Approved





Approved

 

 

 

 

 

31

 

B, D, E

 

 

 

A, C 

 

Connectivity, Buffer and Tree Protection Enforcement, Height of Retaining Walls, Dimensional Standards for Low Density Residential Development, Motor Vehicle Restoration, Technical, Procedural and Minor Amendments March 26, 2015


August 27, 2015
May 18, 2015


October 19, 2015
July 23, 2015


November 19, 2015
Approved



Approved

 

 

32

  Transportation Development Fees; Conservation Residential Overlay District (CROD) Standards May 21, 2015 June 15, 2015 June 25, 2015 Approved

 

 

33

  Legislative Changes; Quasi-Judicial Review of Site Plans; Town Center Zoning District; Technical and Minor Amendments September 24, 2015 November 16, 2015 December 10, 2015 Approved

 

 

 

 

34 

Ordinance
Text
Development Plan & Plat Approval Process; Telecommunications Facilities; Champion Trees; Thoroughfare Overlay; Office Research & Development District; Technical & Minor Amendments April 14, 2016 June 20, 2016 July 25, 2016 Approved

 35

Ordinance Text  Signs  October 27, 2016  November 21, 2016 December 8, 2016  Approved

 

 

 36

  Item A - Plan Approval Process in Central Transportation Zone

Item B - Right-of-way Dedication and Existing Dwellings 

October 27, 2016  February 20, 2017  March 30, 2017  

 

 

 

37

Ordinance Text  To modify terms, references and procedures and procedures as needed to provide consistency with the Cary Community Plan upon its adoption  December 8, 2016 December 19, 2016   January 24, 2017  Adopted as amended

 

 

38

  Residential Garages,  Applicability of Neighborhood Meeting for Rezoning Cases, minor amendments January 5, 2017  February 20, 2017 March 30, 2017 Approved

 

Contact

Anna Readling, AICP, Senior Planner
Planning & Development Services Department
316 N. Academy Street, 1st Floor
Cary, NC  27513
919-469-4084
anna.readling@townofcary.org

 

 

Residential Garages,  Applicability of Neighborhood Meeting for Rezoning Cases, minor amendments
Residential Garages,  Applicability of Neighborhood Meeting for Rezoning Cases, minor amendments
Residential Garages,  Applicability of Neighborhood Meeting for Rezoning Cases, minor amendments
Residential Garages,  Applicability of Neighborhood Meeting for Rezoning Cases, minor amendments

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