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Land Development Code (LDC) Text Amendment TX-2012-02:
2012 Annual LDC Updates

Board of Commissioners Adopt Land Development Code Text Amendments

With the adoption of the Land Development Code (LDC) on September 19, 2007, the Board of Commissioners directed staff to prepare annual updates to the LDC to prevent it from becoming outdated. This annual review is intended to prevent the need for a large overhaul of the entire code in the future. Trends and new issues are regularly emerging that require periodic updates to LDC text.

Based on input from staff, the Planning Board and the public, the Planning Department prepared several text amendments for consideration. All of the changes associated with these amendments reduce regulation while protecting the public interest and safety. The proposed changes will lower development costs, provide greater flexibility with the design of projects, and lower the impact of development on the environment.

The proposed text amendments reduce regulations by:

State law and the LDC require the Board of Commissioners to hold a public hearing prior to acting on a text amendment. The Planning Board and Technical Review Committee reviewed the proposed text amendment and both unanimously recommended approval.

On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012, the Board of Commissioners held a public hearing and adopted the proposed text amendments. The Land Development Code will be updated to reflect these adopted text amendments.

Henderson County Board of Commissioners
1 Historic Courthouse Square, Suite 1
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Additional Information:
PowerPoint summary on the adopted text amendments
Adopted text amendments
Planning Board Written Recommendation

Copies of the text amendments are available at the Planning Department, 100 North King Street, Hendersonville, NC. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.