Land Use Regulations

Land use regulations allow a Town to shape its community's environment and property tax base. Zoning is the most important method of applying land use regulations. In Rutherfordton, our zoning regulations are compiled in the Unified Development Ordinance. These regulations are adopted by the Town Council and applied to all proposed developments with the Town. These regulations may be amended periodically keeping pace with changes in the market, land use, and technology. The current UDO can be found here Current Town UDO

 

In 2020 the Town Council in partnership with the Planning Board set out to totally revamp the Town's current UDO to align more with the Town's Master Plan and the new North Carolina General Statutes. Moreover, this new UDO is a proactive statement of the Town's vision for the next 20 years. The planning board has officially recommended the following UDO to the Town Council. While this UDO below is still in a draft format the Town is working to adopt these guidelines under this working timetable:

  • Dec 2, 2020 - 3:30pm -5pm :Town Council Pre-Meeting to review draft UDO
  • Jan 6, 2021-¬†Town Council Meeting - Council Formally Accepts the UDO & Zoning Map
  • Jan 7, 2021- Town Council Meeting - Workshop on UDO & Zoning Ma
  • Feb 3, 2021 - Town Council Meeting - Legislative Public Hearing on new UDO and Zoning Map
  • March 3, 2021 - Town Council to Vote on new UDO and Zoning Map

If you have questions, comments, or recommended edits to the draft documents please contact Town Manager Doug Barrick at dbarrick@rutherfordton.net. A printed copy of this material is available for public review at Town Hall and the Norris Library.

 

 

NameCategoryDateDownload
Article 1 Purpose & AuthorityDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (275 KB)
Article 2 General Standards & Specifications (for all Districts)Draft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (731 KB)
Article 3 DefinitionsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (1.4 MB)
Article 4 Planning Board & Board of AdjustmentsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (159 KB)
Article 5 AmendmentsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (386 KB)
Article 6 Variances and Administrative AppealsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (314 KB)
Article 7 Permits and ProceduresDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (825 KB)
Rutherfordton – Article 7 – Plat CertificationsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (191 KB)
Article 8 DistrictsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (1.2 MB)
Article 8 Table 8.1 Table of Uses Section 2 ManufacturingDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (48 KB)
Article 8 Table 8.1 Table of Uses Section 3 WholesaleDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (31 KB)
Article 9 Building and Lot Type StandardsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (2.4 MB)
Article 10 Uses with Additional Standards and Conditional UsesDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (1.1 MB)
Article 11 Landscape StandardsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (1.3 MB)
Article 12 Parking LoadingDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (552 KB)
Article 13 StreetsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (469 KB)
Article 14 Flexible StandardsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (109 KB)
Article 15 Special Events & Temporary StructuresDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (235 KB)
Article 16 SubdivisionsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (421 KB)
Article 17 Sign RegulationsDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (1.1 MB)
Article 18 Flood Damage PreventionDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (983 KB)
Article 19 Watershed ProtectionDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (165 KB)
Article 20 Soil Erosion & Sediment ControlDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (150 KB)
Article 21 Open SpaceDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (368 KB)
Article 23 Administration and EnforcementDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (317 KB)
Article 22 NonconformitiesDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (131 KB)
Zoning Map 2020Draft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (7.9 MB)
Permit Fee ScheduleDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (82 KB)
Technical Manual 2020Draft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (1.4 MB)
Utility Allocation and Extension PolicyDraft UDONovember 13, 2020 PDF (231 KB)
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