The Planning Board functions as an advisory board to the Town Board on all requests for changes in the zoning laws, and ordinances of the Town of Huntersville subdivision requests pursuant to the Huntersville Subdivision Ordinance, and is empowered to make recommendations to the Town Board, or other governmental agencies consistent with the Planning Board's charged obligation to provide for proper planning for the future growth of the Town of Huntersville, and its environs.
The Planning Board committee consists of 9 total members, who at least 7 members reside within the corporate limit, and at least 1 member that resides in the extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction (ETJ).
TREE/CANOPY SAVE SUB-COMMITTEE
The Tree/Canopy Save sub-committee reviews and recommends changes to the Tree/Canopy Save requirements in the Zoning Ordinance.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The Board of Adjustment handles issues that arise from the enforcement of the Huntersville Zoning Ordinance on individual properties; such as variance requests for relief from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance, and appeals from determinations or decisions made by Planning Staff. The Board of Adjustment also acts as the Water Review Board for Density Averaging Certificates. Requests are heard in a quasi-judicial (court style) manner in which sworn testimony is given and decisions are based on facts and evidence presented.
The Board of Adjustment ("BOA") is a citizen committee appointed by the Town Board of Commissioners consisting of 7 Regular Members, and 3 Alternate Members comprised of citizens residing in the Town limits and the Town's extraterritorial jurisdiction ("ETJ").
HUNTERSVILLE ORDINANCES ADVISORY BOARD
This advisory board is established to review, evaluate and recommend amendments to the Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances to the Town of Huntersville Planning Board and the Town of Huntersville Board of Commissioners.
TIA (TRANSPORTATION IMPACT ANALYSIS) SUB-COMMITTEE
Reviews and recommends changes to the TIA process with the goal of making the process equitable, predictable and transparent to all parties impacted by the process.
The Pre-Development Group offers a no-cost option for interested parties to receive feedback on Conditional Rezoning proposals prior to submitting an official rezoning request.
On the day of the meeting, planning staff will provide a summary of the proposal, the Applicant will have 5 minutes to present their proposal followed by a round-table discussion with each member of the group to provide valuable feedback and input regarding potential concerns and interests for the applicant to review prior to official submission. This is an informal process to gain feedback and insight, no vote is taken.
Meetings are held on an as-needed basis, not more than once a month, and are open to the public. Applicants should make a request to Planning Staff to schedule a meeting. Meetings are scheduled approximately 10 days out.