What is the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)?
The Unified Development Ordinance is a section of the Town’s Code of Ordinances that governs the town's zoning structure, building codes, and development. It is designed to implement and be consistent with the goals, objectives, policies, and strategies of the Comprehensive Long-Range Plan which was adopted in 2010 as a 20-year guide to Town development. The Plan and UDO give special emphasis on development of the downtown historic district and the West Southern Pines neighborhood.
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4. Are there are entities that can impact a decision on zoning for my site?
5. How can I find more information on regulations affecting the Historic District?
6. What is the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)?
7. What is the difference between the UDO and the Code of Ordinances?
8. How can I find out more information about the UDO?
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