Development Ordinance

 

City of Concord

 

Development Ordinance

 

Concord's zoning ordinance, known as the Concord Development Ordinance, can be accessed below (in pdf format). 

The Technical Standards Manual, also accessible below (as pdf documents), is a component of the Concord Development Ordinance, but contains specific technical details concerning standards for development and construction.

 

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Concord Development Ordinance (CDO)

 

Article

Description

Size


Complete CDO

Contains all articles in one combined pdf file

10.4 MB

Article 1

General Provisions

1.1  General Provisions
1.2  Consistency with Land Use Plan
1.3  Interpretation of the Provisions of this Ordinance
1.4  Effective Date
1.5  Violations of this Ordinance
1.6  General Procedural Requirements

0.169 MB

Article 2

Administrative Agencies

2.1  Development Services and Administrator
2.2  Board of Adjustment
2.3  Planning and Zoning Commission
2.4  City Council
2.5  Historic Preservation Commission
2.6  Development Review Committee (DRC)

0.226 MB

Article 3

Zoning Amendments and Hearing Procedures

3.1  Purpose and Authority
3.2  Changes to the Official Zoning Map
3.3  Zoning Text Amendments
3.4  Legislative Hearing Procedures

0.173 MB

Article 4

Environmental/Land Disturbing Activities 

4.1  Purpose
4.2  Water Supply Source Watershed Protection
4.3  Waterbody Buffers
4.4  Stormwater Control
4.5  Sedimentation and Erosion Control
4.6  Vegetation and Utility Protection
4.7  Floodplain Life and Property Protection

0.508 MB

Article 5

Subdivision Plats, Site Plans, Construction Plans 

5.1  Purpose
5.2  Preliminary Plats
5.3  Final Plats
5.4  Site Development
5.5  Lot Standards
5.6  Construction Plans
5.7  Construction

0.253 MB

Article 6

Permits and Approval Processes 

6.1  Administrative Permits
6.2  Special Use Permits
6.3  Permits Issued by the Zoning Board of Adjustment

0.257 MB

Article 7

Base Zoning Districts

7.1  General
7.2  Establishment of Zoning Districts
7.3  Zoning Map
7.4  District Boundaries
7.5  Base Zoning District Purpose Statements
7.6  Standards for Base Zoning Districts
7.7  Single Family Site Design Standards
7.8  Standards for Multi-Family Developments
7.9  Center City (CC) Design Standards
7.10  Design Standards for Non-Residential Districts

Table 7.6.2.A  Density and Dimensional Standards
Table 7.6.2.B  Setbacks

1.129 MB

Article 8

Use Regulations

8.1  Use Table
8.2  Use Categories
8.3  Supplemental Regulations for Certain Uses
8.4  Accessory Uses
8.5  Home Occupations
8.6  Table 8.6-1 - Home Occupation Performance Standards
8.7  Wireless Communication Facilities
8.8  Temporary Uses
8.9  Special Regulations for Eligible Facilities

Table 8.1.8  Use Table
Table 8.6-1  Home Occupation Performance Standards

1.290 MB

Article 9

Special Purpose and Overlay Districts

9.1  Planned Unit Development (PUD)
9.2  Planned Residential Development (PRD)
9.3  Mixed Use Districts
9.4  Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND)
9.6  Manufactured Home Park (MHP) District
9.7  Public Interest Development (PID) District
9.8  Historic Preservation Overlay District (HPOD)
9.9  Airport Overlay District (AOD)
9.10  Copperfield Boulevard Corridor Overlay District (CBCOD)
9.11  Low Impact Development (LID) Standards
9.12  Residential County Originated

4.706 MB

Article 10

Development and Design Standards

10.1  Lot Design Standards
10.2  Street Improvement Standards
10.3  Parking and Loading
10.4  Private Driveway Provisions
10.5  Open Space Standards

Table 10.3-1  Required Minimum and Maximum Parking Spaces
Table 10.5.13  Total Percentage of Open Space

0.844 MB

Article 11

Landscaping and Buffering

11.1  General Standards for Landscaping and Buffering
11.2  Landscape Plan
11.3  Planting Yards
11.4  Buffer Yards
11.5  Building Yards
11.6  Parking Lot Yards
11.7  Street Yards
11.8  Specifications for Plant Materials and Installations

0.483 MB

Article 12

Sign Standards

12.1  General Provisions
12.2  Prohibited Signs
12.3  Temporary Signs
12.4  Permanent Signs
12.5  Outdoor Advertising (Billboard) Signs

0.516 MB

Article 13

Nonconformities & Vested Rights

13.1  Nonconforming Uses, Lots, and Structures
13.2  Vested Rights
13.3  Expiration of Development Approvals

0.134 MB

Article 14

Definitions

0.558 MB


 

Technical Standards Manual (TSM)

 

Article

Description

Size

Complete TSM

Contains all articles in one combined pdf file

12 MB

Table of Contents

 

0.161 MB

Article 1

Stormwater

1.1  Introduction
1.2  Administrative Policy
1.3  Design Policy
1.4  Stormwater Management Plans
1.5  New Development and Redevelopment Minimum Requirements
1.6  Small Parcel Minimum Requirements

10.862 MB

Article 2

Streets and Pedestrian Paths

1 - Purpose
2 - Basic Design Considerations
3 - Cross-Section Standards
4 - Cul-de-sac Design Standards
5 - Slope Standards
6 - Curve Standards
7 - Intersection Standards
8 - Median and Island Standards
9 - Drainage Standards
10 - Sidewalk Standards
11 - Curb and Gutter, Sidewalk Exemptions
12 - Guardrails
13 - Street Naming Standards
14 - Sign Standards
15 - Unopened, Dedicated Street Standards
16 - Alley Standard
17 - Mixed Use Development Street Standards

1.221 MB

Article 3

Driveways

1.0  Purpose
2.0  Applicability
3.0  Driveway Permits
4.0  Driveway Approach Standards
5.0  Driveway Separation
6.0  Median and Island Standards for Driveways
7.0  Alignment and Grades
8.0  Turn Lanes
9.0  One-Way Access Point Standards
10.0  Roadside Drainage
11.0  Inspections
12.0  Street and Utility Repairs
13.0  Use and Protection of Property
14.0  Protecting the Public from Injury
15.0  Standard Details
16.0  Non-Residential and Multi-Family Development

1.011 MB

Article 4

Waste Water Collection System

0.161 MB

Article 5

Water Resources

0.161 MB

Article 6

Electric

1.0  Introduction
2.0  Customer Delivery Point
3.0  Electric Supply
4.0  Three Phase Service
5.0  Temporary Service
6.0  Minimum Wiring Requirements
7.0  Extra Facilities
8.0  Relocation of Facilities
9.0  Equipment Specifications
10.0  Metering
11.0  Line Extensions
12.0  Overhead Line Extensions
13.0  Underground Line Extensions
14.0  Renewable Energy Generator Interconnections
15.0  Deviations from the City's Technical Standards

1.841 MB

Article 7

Landscaping

1.0  Introduction
2.0  Plant Materials
3.0  Installation Specifications
4.0  Maintenance

0.404 MB

 

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