Posts Tagged ‘Land subdivision control’

Preoccupied with Occupancy Certificates: Part I

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

My current preoccupation (a temporary one, I hope) is certificates of occupancy. I don’t mean those permissions necessary to occupy public property in the Raleigh, New York, or Washington demonstrations that have been in the news. No, I mean those ordinary certificates of occupancy that local governments issue to allow new buildings to be occupied […]

Land Subdivision Ordinances: The Regulatory Exceptions

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Last month my blog concerned the way the term “subdivision” is defined in the North Carolina General Statutes for purposes of city and county land subdivision regulation. This month’s blog is a follow-up and concerns the four exceptions to the scope of subdivision regulation set forth in G.S. 160A-376 and G.S. 153A-335. Are these exceptions […]

Are Adequate-Public-Facility Ordinances Adequate?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

UPDATE September 2013:  In December 2012 the North Carolina Supreme Court invalidated the adequate-public-facilities program for public schools in Cabarrus County in the case of Lanvale Properties, LLC v. County of Cabarrus, ___ N.C. ___, 731 S.E.2d 800 (2012).  The county had allowed developers to avoid the consequences of inadequate school capacity by paying voluntary “mitigation […]