7.0 Purpose & Intent

These regulations are established to protect and enhance the natural landscape of Huntersville and to ensure the appropriate use of plant material in new construction. It is the intent of these regulations to preserve natural tree cover and to include new tree planting with development in order to:

  • reinforce community identity;
  • reduce visual blight, noise, and glare;
  • increase building and property values;
  • prevent soil erosion;
  • reduce storm water runoff;
  • increase groundwater recharge; and
  • create shade and reduce solar overheating.