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Chapter 200A, Henderson County Land Development Code Click here for the LDC Table of Contents

Adoption and Amendment History

December 19, 2006

The Planning Board unanimously recommended a Draft Land Development Code to the Board of Commissioners on November 15, 2006. The following materials were given to the Board of Commissioners for review at the meeting on December 19, 2006:

  1. Draft LDC
  2. Planning Staff Memo Re: Draft LDC
  3. Summary of Draft LDC
  4. Permitted Use Table
  5. Draft 7 LDC Zoning Map
  6. Planning Staff Memo Re: Draft 7 LDC Zoning Map
  7. Planning Board Motion Re: Draft 7 LDC Zoning Map

Parcel-level Draft LDC Zoning Maps were also provided at the December Meeting (Please note that the zoom function can be used in Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the map on a parcel-specific level):

  1. Draft 7 Quadrant 1
  2. Draft 7 Quadrant 2
  3. Draft 7 Quadrant 3
  4. Draft 7 Quadrant 4

February 20, 2007

The Board of Commissioners voiced comments and concerns regarding the Planning Board recommended Draft Land Development Code at a workshop held February 20, 2007. Board of Commissioners Comments and Concerns with Draft LDC

March to April, 2007

The Board of Commissioners then held five public input sessions during the months of March and April in locations throughout the County to gather public comment on the Planning Board recommended Draft LDC. Public Input Sessions for the Draft LDC

Approximately 500 individuals attended the meetings to submit comments. Many more individuals submitted comments via e-mail or written letter.

April 24, 2007

The Board of Commissioners then held a workshop April 24, 2007 to discuss the public input that was gathered regarding the Draft LDC. The Board considered a number of options for changes to the text and map based on public input and Commissioner comment. The following materials were given to the Board of Commissioners for review at the workshop on April 24, 2007:

  1. Planning Staff Memo Re: April 24 LDC Workshop
  2. Planning Staff PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Draft LDC Zoning Map from April 24 Workshop

June 12, 2007

The Board of Commissioners then held a workshop June 12, 2007 to further discuss the text and the map options presented at the April workshop (as revised). The Commissioners also considered additional options based on discussions held at the April 24, 2007 workshop. The following materials were given to the Board of Commissioners for review at the workshop on June 12, 2007:

  1. Planning Staff Memo Re: June 12 LDC Workshop
  2. Planning Staff PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Draft LDC Zoning Map from June 12 Workshop

July 2, 2007

The Board of Commissioners, at its July 2, 2007 meeting, set additional workshops for August 2, 2007 and September 11, 2007. The Board of Commissioners also scheduled a Public Hearing for August 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The following materials were given to the Board of Commissioners on July 2, 2007 to be reviewed at the workshops on August 2 and September 11, 2007:

  1. Planning Staff Memo Re: LDC Workshop and Public Hearing
  2. Draft LDC
  3. Draft 10 LDC Zoning Map

Parcel-level Draft LDC Zoning Maps were also provided at the July 2, 2007 Meeting for review at the August and September workshops (Please note that the zoom function can be used in Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the map on a parcel-specific level):

  1. Draft 10 Quadrant 1
  2. Draft 10 Quadrant 2
  3. Draft 10 Quadrant 3
  4. Draft 10 Quadrant 4

July 25, 2007

The following materials were given to the Board of Commissioners on July 25, 2007, also to be reviewed at the workshops on August 2 and September 11, 2007: Planning Staff Memo Re: Additional Commercial Map Options

August 14, 2007

The Board of Commissioners, at its August 14, 2007 meeting, set two additional workshops for August 23, 2007 and August 28, 2007.

August 16, 2007

The Board of Commissioners requested Planning Board review of the revised Draft Land Development Code and Zoning Map as well as review of the proposed issues the Board of Commissioners were discussing. The Planning Board made recommendations and suggestions on the Proposed Text and Map Options.

  1. Planning Staff Memo Re: Planning Board Review of LDC, Zoning Map, and Options
  2. Planning Staff Memo Re: Review of Additional Options
  3. Planning Staff Memo to Board of Commissioners Re: Planning Board Recommendations and Suggestions on Proposed Text and Map Options

August 23, 2007

The Board of Commissioners, at its August 23, 2007 workshop, removed the LDC from the discussion items at its August 28, 2007 workshop.

  1. Planning Staff Memo Re: Additional Proposed Text Options Requested at the August 2, 2007 Workshop
  2. Planning Staff Memo Re: August 16, 2007 Planning Board Recommendations and Suggestions on Proposed Text and Map Options

August 30, 2007

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding the Draft Land Development Code and Zoning Map. At any time after the public hearing, Commissioners may vote to adopt the Draft Land Development Code and Zoning Map as County ordinance. The following were the notices provided regarding the public hearing:

  1. July 10, 2007 Press Release
  2. Times-News Notice of Public Hearing

September 11, 2007

The Board of Commissioners held an additional workshop regarding the Draft Land Development Code and Zoning Map on September 11, 2007. The following was provided to the Board of Commissioners for review at the workshop: Planning Staff Memo Re: LDC Items Remaining for Discussion

The Board of Commissioners then referred the Draft Land Development Code and Zoning Map, as revised by the actions taken at the workshops held August 2, August 23, and September 11, 2007, to the Planning Board for review and recommendation at its September 18, 2007 special called meeting.

September 18, 2007

The Planning Board held a special called meeting regarding the Land Development Code and Zoning Map. At the meeting the Planning Board sent forward a unanimous favorable recommendation regarding the Draft Land Development Code and Zoning Map to the Board of Commissioners.

September 19, 2007

Chapter 200A, Henderson County Land Development Code and the Official Zoning Map were adopted as Official County Ordinance by Board of Commissioners resolution. These original documents are available below (Please note that the zoom function can be used in Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the maps on a parcel-specific level):

  1. Chapter 200A, Henderson County Land Development Code, September 19, 2007 (entire document)
  2. Official Zoning Map, September 19, 2007
  3. Official Zoning Map Quadrant 1, September 19, 2007
  4. Official Zoning Map Quadrant 2, September 19, 2007
  5. Official Zoning Map Quadrant 3, September 19, 2007
  6. Official Zoning Map Quadrant 4, September 19, 2007
  7. Adoption Resolution
  8. September 19, 2007 Press Release

The Board of Commissioners directed Staff to re-examine the Land Development Code after it was implemented and to bring back any corrections, clarifications, or changes/requests that the Commissioners needed to review by late December 2007 or early January 2008.

February 18, 2008

The Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the proposed amendments to the Land Development Code text and Official Zoning Map.

February 20, 2008

The Board of Commissioners discussed the proposed amendments to the Land Development Code text and Official Zoning Map at its regularly scheduled meeting.

March 27, 2008

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding the proposed amendments (TX-2008-01 and R-2008-01) on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. The public was invited to attend and comment on the proposed amendments. The following was provided to the Board of Commissioners for review:

  1. Substantive Text Amendments
  2. Technical/Administrative Amendments
  3. Substantive Map Amendments (Rezoning #R-2008-01) Staff Reports)

The public hearing was closed, and no final action was taken regarding to proposed amendments.

April 7, 2008

The Board of Commissioners took action on the proposed amendments to the Land Development Code text and map. Chapter 200A, Henderson County Land Development Code and the Official Zoning Map were amended and are available below as amended April 7, 2008: Chapter 200A, Henderson County Land Development Code (entire document)

July 7, 2008

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding the proposed amendment to the flood damage prevention regulations of Chapter 200A, Land Development Code on Monday, July 7, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. The public was invited to attend and comment on the proposed amendments (See additional information regarding TX-2008-02). The Board of Commissioners took action on the proposed amendments and voted 5 to 0 to adopt the new FIRMs and amend Chapter 200A, Land Development Code flood damage prevention regulations. The amendments were adopted to become effective October 1, 2008.

September 17, 2008

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding proposed amendments which would allow for the conservation subdivision option in the R-40 (Estate Residential) zoning district on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at 11:00 A.M. The public was invited to attend and comment on the proposed amendments (See additional information regarding TX-2008-03). The Board of Commissioners took action on the proposed amendments and voted 5 to 0 to amend Chapter 200A, Land Development Code. The amendments were adopted and became effective immediately.

September 23, 2008

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding the proposed amendments which would allow for multisection manufactured homes in the R1, R2, R-40, WR, and LC zoning districts with changes to Supplemental Requirements (SR 1.5) on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at 7:00 P.M. The public was invited to attend and comment on the proposed amendments (See additional information regarding TX-2008-04). The Board of Commissioners took action on the proposed amendments and voted 3 to 2 to amend Chapter 200A, Land Development Code. The amendments were adopted and became effective immediately

October 1, 2008

The text amendments(TX-2008-02) adopted on July 7, 2008 became effective..

November 4, 2008

The Land Development Code (LDC) was adopted by the Board of Commissioners with the anticipation it would be reviewed each year and amended as needed. Text Amendment Request #TX-2008-05 represents the first annual review since the LDC’s adoption on September 19, 2007. Proposed text amendments address a range of issues including: (1) emergency vehicle access, (2) some community character and design standards, (3) clarifications to portions of the text, and (4) staff and Board concerns and suggestions.

January 5, 2009

At the Board of Commissioners January 5, 2009 meeting, Planning Staff provided a brief overview of the text amendments that would be presented to the Board.

March 2, 2009

At its March 2, 2009 meeting, Planning Staff supplied the Board with additional information.

April 6, 2009

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed text amendments to Chapter 200A, Land Development Code (TX-2008-05) on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 7:00 P.M. The Board approved text amendments 1-11, 13-16, and 18-20. The Board tabled the remaining text amendments (12, 17, 21, and 22) to be considered at a later meeting, as determined by the Board (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2008-05 Board of Commissioners Agenda Item).

May 4, 2009

The Board of Commissioners, at its meeting on Monday, May 4, 2009 reviewed additional information provided by staff (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2008-05 Board of Commissioners Agenda Item) and approved text amendments 17, 21, and 22. Text amendment 12 remained tabled.

July 6, 2009

The Board of Commissioners, at its meeting on Monday, July 6, 2009 reviewed additional information provided by staff (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2008-05 Board of Commissioners Agenda Item) and approved text amendment 12.

October 5, 2009

The Board of Commissioners, at its meeting on October 5, 2009, directed County staff to draft stormwater management regulations which would allow for the delegation of a stormwater management program from the State of North Carolina. This would become text amendment #TX-2009-01.

February 1, 2010

The Board of Commissioners considers the proposed Text Amendment #TX-2009-01 at its February 1, 2010 meeting.

March 1, 2010

The Board of Commissioners schedules a public hearing regarding Text Amendment #TX-2009-01 at its meeting on March 1, 2010.

March 30, 2010

The Board of Commissioners holds a public hearing on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. regarding Text Amendment #TX-2009-01 (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2009-01 Board of Commissioners Public Hearing Agenda Item).

April 5, 2010

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed text amendment TX-2010-01 on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2010-01 Board of Commissioners Agenda Item) and approved the proposed text amendment.

May 20, 2010

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed text amendment TX-2009-01 on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2010-01 Board of Commissioners Agenda Item) and approved the proposed text amendment.

September 1, 2010

Text Amendment #TX-2009-01 becomes effective. The Board of Commissioners modifies the proposed amendment, based on State requested changes (non-substantive), at its meeting September 7, 2010 to become effective September 1, 2010.

November 17, 2010

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed text amendment TX-2010-02 on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2010-02 Board of Commissioners Agenda Item).

September 21, 2011

A portion of Text Amendment #TX-2010-02 (subdivision amendments) becomes effective. The Board of Commissioners adopted the subdivision related portion of Text Amendment #TX-2010-02 at its meeting September 21, 2011 (See Text Amendment Request - Subdivision Regulations).

February 15, 2012

A portion of Text Amendment #TX-2010-02 (family cemetery amendment) becomes effective. The Board of Commissioners adopted the family cemetery amendment of Text Amendment #TX-2010-02 at its meeting February 15, 2012 (See Text Amendment Request - Family Cemetery).

March 5, 2012

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed text amendment TX-2012-01 on Monday, March 5, 2010 at 5:30 P.M. (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2012-01 Board of Commissioners Agenda Item).

April 18, 2012

The Board of Commissioners adopted Text Amendment TX-2012-01 at its meeting April 18, 2012.

May 16, 2012

The Board of Commissioners previously approved a portion of Text Amendment #TX-2010-02 (subdivision amendments) on September 21, 2011. The text amendment consists of text that was included in the original text considered by the Board of Commissioners during the public hearing November 17, 2010 (See LDC Technical Correction - Subdivision Definitions).

September 19, 2012

The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed text amendment TX-2012-02 on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. (See Text Amendment Request #TX-2012-02 Board of Commissioners Agenda Item) and approved the proposed text amendment.