WEB: Hearing on PUD Ordinance Set for November
The Southern Pines planning board continued sifting through the proposed Planned Unit Development ordinance Thursday, setting a public hearing on the matter for November.
Advisory board members insisted that future applicants developing 50 or more acres under a PUD ordinance report traffic and utility impacts early in the process.
Chairman Chris Arnold told LandDesign Associates planner Meg Nealon that information, including environmental impact analyses, should be submitted by the applicant under the PUD ordinance.
Th Southern Pines office of LandDesign is working with developers of the Pine Needles Village, a 1,100-unit project that would be the first built under a PUD ordinance.
A typical PUD develops over years, in stages, and responds to the market conditions, said Nealon. Incremental site plans and proposals are required by the draft PUD ordinance to be submitted by developers throughout the process.
The planning board set a public hearing for 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at its regular meeting in the Douglass Community Center, at which time Nealon will produce another draft of the ordinance.
A vote on the ordinance could occur at that time.
An August public hearing was canceled to allow the planning board to consider the matter further. Thursday's hearing was the third on the ordinance.
While Nealon revises the ordinance for the hearing and possible vote on a recommendation to council, the planning board members will review parts of the town's existing Unified Development Ordinance that address permitted uses and some other detailed requirements to see whether they could be incorporated into a PUD ordinance.
A draft of the PUD ordinance can be accessed through the town of Southern Pines' Web site. Click here.
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