Section 6.800 - Multi-Building Sites

The requirements set forth in Sections 6.810 to 6.840 will apply for the preparation, submission, and approval of preliminary site plans for both residential and non-residential developments with more than one principal building on a single lot.

6.810 PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE

A pre-application conference will be arranged by the developer with both the Planning Staff and any other Designated Administrative Agent prior to the submission of a preliminary site plan for a multi-building site.

6.820 PRELIMINARY PLAN REQUIREMENTS

A developer must submit to the Planning Director or Designee a preliminary multi-building site plan and supplemental documents for review and approval. The preliminary site plan must be prepared in accordance with the requirements of Section 6.400 and must include the following additional information:

1. The use, approximate height, bulk, and location of all buildings and structures.

2. All proposed land uses and, for residential development, the densities of dwelling units.

3. In the case of plans which call for development over a period of years, a schedule showing the time within which application for final approval of all parts of the development are intended to be filed.

4. The proposed location, use, improvements, ownership, and manner of maintenance of common open space areas.

5. Final drafts of legal documents dedicating and restricting the common areas and establishing the means of common area ownership and maintenance.

6. Proposed off-street parking and circulation plan showing the location and arrangement of parking spaces and any driveways for ingress and egress to and from adjacent streets and highways.

6.830 PRELIMINARY PLAN REVIEW CRITERIA AND APPROVAL

The Planning Director or employees under his or her direction will review the preliminary multi-building site plan within 15 working days to ensure conformance with the requirements of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance. In addition, the multi-building site plans will be evaluated on the standards listed below.

1. The character, amount, and arrangement of open space areas will meet the requirements of Article 7 of the Zoning Ordinance.

2. Proposed means of dedication, ownership, and maintenance of all common areas, the restrictions on its uses, and the organization and authority of such associations as may be established for ownership and maintenance of common areas will assure the continuance of such space for its designed purpose.

All Planning Staff comments must be addressed prior to the resubmission of any revised preliminary multi-building site plan for approval. If subsequent corrections are required, Planning Staff shall have 15 working days to review and comment on any revised preliminary multi-building site plan. 

The Planning Director or staff under his direction is authorized to approve or disapprove the preliminary site plan for a multi-building site. The Planning Director or the Planning Director’s Designee shall prepare a written decision setting forth findings concerning the preliminary multi-building site plan’s compliance with applicable regulations. Notice of the decision to approve or deny a final plat shall be provided in accordance with N.C.G.S. § 160D-403.  Administrative decisions to deny approval of a preliminary multi-building site plan may be appealed in accordance with Section 4.000.  

6.840 APPROVAL OF FINAL PLAT

Upon approval  of a preliminary plan for a multi-building site, the final plat for the multi-building site shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements of Section 6.600 and shall contain the following additional information:

(a) The use, height, bulk, and location of all buildings and structures;

(b) All land uses; and,

(c) The location, use, improvements, ownership, and manner of maintenance for all open space and for all common areas.

Planning Staff shall have 15 working days to review and comment on the final plats for multi-building sites to ensure compliance with the applicable requirements. All staff comments should be addressed prior to the resubmission of a revised final plat for review. If subsequent corrections are needed, Planning Staff shall have 15 working days to review any revised final plat. 

The Planning Director or the Planning Director’s Designee shall prepare a written decision setting forth findings concerning the final plat’s compliance with applicable regulations. Notice of the decision to approve or deny the final plat for a multi-building site shall be provided in accordance with N.C.G.S. § 160D-403.  Administrative decisions to deny approval of a final plat may be appealed in accordance with Section 4.000.  

6.850 TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS

When required, a Traffic Impact Analysis shall be provided by the applicant, in accordance with Article 14 of the Town Zoning Ordinance, which are incorporated by this reference.

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