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CITY OF CONCORD DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REVISIONS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND INPUT
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Concord, NC - The fourth group of revisions to the City of Concord’s Development Ordinance is now available for public review and input at concordnc.gov/CDO-Rewrite

The Concord Development Ordinance is the principal document that governs development within the City: it establishes dimensional standards, zoning districts, permissible uses, review processes, and building form, as well as provisions for stormwater, floodplain management, and stream buffers.

The adoption of the City of Concord’s 2030 Land Use Plan highlighted the need for revisions to the development ordinance, which has been amended numerous times since its initial adoption in 2000.

The fourth round of revisions has three significant components: amendments to the City’s Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) requirements, Planned Unit Development (PUD) requirements, and a more wide-ranging Group 2, Phase II set of revisions. The Group 2, Phase II revisions address storage container development, variety stores, truck and heavy equipment rental, solar facilities, bicycle parking, open space requirements, and tree preservation.

An opportunity for public comment on the proposed revisions is available through concordnc.gov/CDO-Rewrite, as well as detailed information on project phasing and specific ordinance proposals.

For consideration of comments by the City Council, citizens should submit comments by January 29. Citizens are also welcome to make comments directly to the City Council on February 11 at 6 PM, the anticipated public hearing date. The location for the hearing will be the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Ave. W.

Staff is available to attend neighborhood meetings to address the project; interested parties or individuals with additional questions can contact the Planning Department at planning@concordnc.gov