Posts Tagged ‘Land Use & Code Enforcement’

Is it a land use yet?

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

In some scenarios, determining land use is fairly simple.  The ordinance permits a donut shop, the owner establishes and operates a donut shop, and the land use is clear.  But land development over time is not always straightforward, and clear land use categories may grow murky as a place evolves.  Questions arise.  When does a […]

Exactions and Subdivision Approval

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Can a city require sidewalks for a development? Can a county charge fees from a developer for parks?  In North Carolina, what exactions are allowed? The short answer: It depends upon the type of development approval and the underlying statutory authority.  Following the recent decision of Lanvale Properties, LLC v. County of Cabarrus, there is […]

A Primer on Inclusionary Zoning

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

As part of its comprehensive planning process, a town commissioned a housing study to determine whether its current and projected housing stock is adequate to meet the needs of its local residents and workforce. The results weren’t terribly surprising. Most of the town’s service sector and public sector workforce (for example, retail workers, police, and […]