433 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
The City is pleased to make available a new web-based copy of the entire City Code. This version is similar to the well-received VIC version initially used with Chapter 30 (the development code) but is also designed for easy local maintenance and to include a direct connection to the City's GIS maps (including zoning). Coming later in 2015, EnCode will include a link with the local Board of Realtors' MLS (Multiple Listing Service) that enables research on availability of properties with a specific zoning in certain parts of the city.
The EnCode version and MuniCode will run concurrently through June 2014. After June 30, the MuniCode version of City Code will no longer be maintained by the City. EnCode is accessed through the following link: http://www.online.encode-360.com/regs/fayetteville-nc/index.aspx
The Unified Development Code (Chapter 30 of the City Code) became effective in 2011. The code is one of the City's important tools in encouraging new development and renovation that helps move the community toward its goals of being a better, more attractive place to live, work and recreate, and for a diverse and viable local economy. Since its adoption, the Development Services staff has continuously made adjustments to establish an even better fit with local practices and conditions while furthering the community goals. Incentives, new uses and overlays, and increased flexibility in certain areas are part of a growing "redevelopment toolbox." Adjustments to standards and increased alternatives have effectively integrated tree preservation goals with landscaping, parkland and open space. Other adjustments will continue, all aimed toward balancing the public interests in appearance and stable or increasing property values with the principal objectives of private (re)development. The newest tool, the EnCode version of the City Code makes it easy to access and use the regulations in their most current form.
The Development Services Department staff is committed to helping applicants move through the various permitting and review processes and standards as smoothly as possible. Staff would be glad to continue meeting with neighborhood and professional groups or hold a work session on particular aspects of the code. Comments during these meetings and with people who use the code regularly have resulted in numerous corrections and adjustments to date. Continued feedback from users is essential in addressing areas that are unclear, seem inaccurate, or that may warrant some adjustment or amendment to better achieve community goals.
Questions about the UDO and various application procedures should be directed to the Planning and Zoning office, 910-433-1612 or 433-1705.