Amendments to Ordinance

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is amended from time to time. The following amendments were recently approved by the Town Council. We highly recommended that you print out new chapters in their entirety.

Date Approved
Case Number
Articles Amended
June 27, 2019PL02455-041619Modify the UDO to clarify and modify the public hearing process for consideration of UDO map and text amendments.Article 9
June 27, 2019PL02335-030719Modify the UDO to provide greater clarity regarding an applicant’s responsibility to produce competent evidence when requesting approval from the Board of Adjustment for a Special Use Permit or variance.Articles 6,9
September 19, 2019PL02632-060519Modify the UDO to clarify the process for changes made to a project after a permit has been issued.Article 4
September 19, 2019PL02860-071119Modify the UDO to allow Use 3.08 Hotel in the B1 Central Business Zoning District with conditional district zoning and to modify the UDO not to exempt hotels from parking requirements in the B1 Central Business Zoning District.Articles 15, 24
November 19, 2019PL03076-090919Modify the UDO to create the R5 55 and Greater Residential Zoning District and to make other associated with the creation of the new district.Articles 14, 15, 16, 24, 27, 31, 34
November 21, 2019PL02634-060519Modify the UDO to revise the circumstances that allow an applicant to pay a fee-in-lieu.Articles 15, 17, 23
December 16, 2019PL03171-100319Modify the UDO to create the R1S Small Home Residential Zoning District.Articles 15, 16, 26, 27, 34
December 16, 2019PL03173-100319Modify the UDO to increase the minimum lot size in the R3 Multiple Family Residential Zoning District.Article 16
December 16, 2019PL03178-100319Modify the UDO to reduce the maximum height in the B3 General Business Zoning District.Article 16
February 20, 2020PL03449-123119Modify the UDO to allow Planning Director to make corrections of scrivener errors and reference citations.Article 1
July 14, 2020PL03942-060520Modify the UDO to revise where temporary classrooms are allowed and revised the standards related to temporary classroom use.Article 15
September 17, 2020PL04085-072720Modify the UDO to create the E4 Educational Child Daycare Zoning District.Articles 14, 15, 16
December 17, 2020PL04195-090820Modify UDO Article 2 to reorganize, align text with NC General Statutes, and cleanup language regarding board membership.Article 2
April 15, 2021

(effective 07/01/2021)

PL04196-090820Modify the Town of Boone Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in order to bring the regulatory document into compliance with Part 1 of Session Law 2019-111 (Senate Bill 355), “An Act to Clarify, Consolidate, and Reorganize the Land-Use Regulatory Laws of the State”.Articles 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 34
June 17, 2021

(effective 07/01/2021)

PL04727-050721Modify the UDO as follows: revise entire UDO to comply with NC General Statute 160D; merge all or portions of UDO Articles 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 27; modify the following in new Article 14: B1 setbacks, building spacing, add additional hotel uses, B2 and B3 zoning district descriptions; standards related to corridor and viewshed district overlays; provide definitions for existing text; modify application process in Article 4, revise Article 7 Nonconformities to provide additional clarification; revision of existing Appendix B Guide for Landscaping to Appendix B Comparative tables and creation of new Appendix C Details and Specifications Manual. Other non-substantive changes are being offered and amendments may also be made to other Articles to conform them to the changes being proposed.Articles 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, Appendices A, B, C