This provision is an intent section, rather than a law per se. It outlines the intent and purpose of the Town's Land Development Ordinance which includes the aim of adding "urban agriculture and community gardens into regulations to encourage a healthy community" along with enhancing a pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment in commercial areas, creating walkable neighborhoods, creating and enhancing green infrastructure throughout the Town, and creating a sustainable and resilient economic base.
Housing, education (implies children and possibly multi-family housing) (§ 9-1004).
"healthy living opportunities" (§ 9-1004); "encourage a healthy community” (§ 9-1005).
Preventing adverse impacts on the environment, environmentally sensitive areas, natural resources. (§ 9-1004)
"economic sustainability" (§ 9-1004); "create a sustainable and resilient economic base" (§ 9-1005).
"The Town of Fuquay-Varina has a rich heritage that must not be ignored or lost as the Town grows and develops. As such, the Town of Fuquay-Varina desires to maintain the ability and standards for the protection and rehabilitation of historic property and opportunities in conjunction with new development." § 9-1004.
"The intent of the Land Development Ordinance is to implement and consolidate the regulations for development into a concise and complete ordinance that is easy to read and understand with minimal interpretations; improve and streamline the development approval process; support and encourage revitalization and infill development within the Town; enhance a pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment in commercial areas and create walkable neighborhoods; focus on permitting mixed-use development and alternative modes of transportation; create and enhance green infrastructure throughout the Town; and create a sustainable and resilient economic base. Additionally, this Land Development Ordinance is intended to:...Add urban agriculture and community gardens into regulations to encourage a healthy community..." (§ 9-1005)
Section 9-1007 acknowledges that the Town Board of Commissioners has responsibility for adoption of plans under the Land Development Ordinance, but no other details are specified. § 9-1007.
"Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina - Code of Ordinances Part 9 - Land Development Ordinance Article A - General Provisions "
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