This module will explore the critical component of community planning that is subdivision regulation. The module will answer the following questions: Why regulate subdivisions? What is a subdivision? What is the process? Who makes subdivision decisions? Can the ordinance require infrastructure?
This module addresses rezonings that affect only small areas or individual parcels of land – spot zoning. Viewers will learn how to decide whether a rezoning is considered spot-zoning and how to apply the factors to determine whether the spot zoning is reasonable and legal.
This module examines what a special use permit is and how it is different from other types of development review. Viewers will also learn about the standards that are used to determine if a special use permit should be approved or denied. The module then reviews the type of evidence needed to decide a special use permit application and concludes with a look at how decisions are made on special use permits.
module provides an overview of the different types of land use decisions in
North Carolina. It details the basic framework for land development regulation
and the distinct procedural requirements. The concepts are illustrated through
the use of a fictitious scenario, which involves comprehensive plans,
ordinances, rezoning (legislative decisions), conditional use permits
(quasi-judicial decisions), land subdivision and administrative decisions.
This module will start by clarifying key terms and concepts, such as defining a group home, and look at why state and federal law have special protections for group homes. Second, the module will review specific provisions in North Carolina law that limit land use regulations of group homes. Finally, we’ll take a look at provisions in federal law that impact land use regulations applied to homes serving persons with disabilities.