Special to Iredell Free News
The Town of Mooresville’s Planning & Community Development Department is looking to the public for feedback in the creation of the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).
Town staff are currently rewriting the Zoning Ordinance, a process that is being guided by the OneMooresville Comprehensive Plan and that will be known as the UDO. The UDO will be a more user-friendly, modern set of regulations designed to guide development and land use within the Town of Mooresville and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The UDO will encompass all areas of the town’s zoning, including aspects such as why zoning is needed, defining new base zoning district names and their applicable standards, how zoning uses are approved, and how different elements of the UDO will be interpreted.
Feedback from town residents is essential to guide the direction of the UDO. Multiple meetings, both virtual and in person, will happen over the next few months in order to not only explain the document, but gain valuable insight into what our community wants to see in the ordinance.
Upcoming meetings will take place on September 22, with a virtual meeting at 10 a.m. and an in-person session at 4 p.m. in the Board Room, located at Town Hall (413 North Main Street). Additionally, on September 24, a virtual session at will be held at 9 a.m. Locations and links to the virtual meetings will soon be available at www.onemooresville.org. Draft documents and feedback opportunities can also be found on the website.