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Zoning North Carolina 160D

michaelskis

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For decades Counties have had to comply with one set of rules and Cities have had to comply with a different set of rules... until now. Last year the State approved 160D which will provide the same Planning, Zoning, and Enforcement regulations for both levels of Government. It does not take effect until 1/1/2021 and even then there is a bit of a grace period to adopt the required changes.

The question that I have for all the NC Planners, are you doing the amendments in house or are you contracting it out. Additionally, one item that I don't have a clear answer on is parts of 160A that are towards the beginning such as annexations that do not appear to be addressed as part of 160D. Will those statutes remain in effect?
 

Planit

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We're going to do it in house (with minimal assistance from the COG). Funding is not there to hire a consultant.

The city attorney and staff will work on it together through the year.
 

DVD

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Surprisingly one of the few good things Kansas did was create one zoning enabling act that covered both cities and counties way back in the day. Of course when one of the counties wanted to create a unified city/county agencies they created a new section just for that. So now counties can opt out of selected laws because Johnson county does not follow the same rules as the other 104 counties.
 
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