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Policy Summary

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.

Background Information

State North Carolina
Jurisdiction Name Fuquay-Varina
Jurisdiction Type Town/Township,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Unclear

Housing, education (implies children and possibly multi-family housing) (§ 9-1004).

Health-related goal?
Yes

"healthy living opportunities" (§ 9-1004); "encourage a healthy community” (§ 9-1005).

Environmental goal?
Yes

Preventing adverse impacts on the environment, environmentally sensitive areas, natural resources. (§ 9-1004)

Economic goal?
Yes

"economic sustainability" (§ 9-1004); "create a sustainable and resilient economic base" (§ 9-1005).

Includes findings?
Yes

"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.

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"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)

Includes definitions?
No

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

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.

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

"Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina - Code of Ordinances Part 9 - Land Development Ordinance Article A - General Provisions "