Unified Development Ordinance
The Planning and Inspections Department administers and enforces the Town of Boone Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO is an ordinance regulating and controlling the development of land and matters relating there to within the Town of Boone to promote and protect the health, safety and general welfare of the community, and is crafted to result in a built environment that meets the goals of the Town of Boone Comprehensive Plan.
You may download a copy of the UDO here. Please note that this is a large file.
- Unified Development Ordinance (last updated on February 20, 2020)
Please click on any of the following to download the UDO by Article.
- Table of Contents
- Article 1 General Provisions
- Article 2 Administrative Mechanisms
- Article 4 Permits
- Article 5 Subdivisions
- Article 6 Board of Adjustment Hearings
- Article 7 Nonconformities
- Article 8 Historic Preservation
- Article 9 Amendments
- Article 12 Enforcement
- Article 14 Zoning Districts and Zoning Map
- Article 15 District Use Requirements
- Article 16 District Standards
- Article 17 Wellness District Standards
- Article 18 Central Business District Standards
- Article 19 Grading
- Article 20 Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
- Article 21 Stormwater Management
- Article 22 Utilities
- Article 23 Driveways, Streets, and Sidewalks
- Article 24 Parking
- Article 25 Community Appearance Standards
- Article 26 Signs
- Article 27 Residential Occupancy Controls
- Article 29 Watershed Protection
- Article 30 Flood Damage Prevention
- Article 31 Landscape Standards
- Article 34 Definitions
- Appendix A Application Information
- Appendix B Guide for Landscaping
The UDO is amended from time to time. Below is a list of those amendments recently approved by the Town Council. We highly recommended that you print out new chapters in their entirety.
|Date Approved||Case Number||Description||Articles Amended|
|06/27/19||PL02455-041619||Modify the UDO to clarify and modify the public hearing process for consideration of UDO map and text amendments.||Article 9|
|06/27/19||PL02335-030719||Modify the UDO to provide greater clarity regarding an applicant’s responsibility to produce competent evidence when requesting approval from the Board of Adjustment for a Special Use Permit or variance.||Articles 6,9|
|11/19/19||PL03076-090919||Modify the UDO to create the R5 55+ Residential Zoning District and to make other associated with the creation of the new district.||Articles 14, 15, 16, 24, 27, 31, 34|
|11/21/19||PL02634-060519||Modify the UDO to revise the circumstances that allow an applicant to pay a fee-in-lieu.||Articles 15, 17, 23|
|12/16/19||PL03171-100319||Modify the UDO to create the R1S Small Home Residential Zoning District.||Articles 15, 16, 26, 27, 34|
|12/16/19||PL03173-100319||Modify the UDO to increase the minimum lot size in the R3 Multiple Family Residential Zoning District.||Article 16|
|12/16/19||PL03178-100319||Modify the UDO to reduce the maximum height in the B3 General Business Zoning District.||Article 16|
|02/20/20||PL03449-123119||Modify the UDO to allow Planning Director to make corrections of scrivener errors and reference citations.||Article 1|
How can I request an amendment to the UDO?
Text amendments to the UDO may be initiated by submitting a complete application and associated fee to the Planning and Inspections Department.
Below is a brief summary of the process.
- Submit complete application with proposed text and pay associated fee to the Planning and Inspections
- Planning and Inspections Staff will forward request to Town Council and the next regularly scheduled
- Town Council reviews the proposed text and, if the request is approved, will send the case to be heard
at a future
- A public hearing before the Planning Commission and the Town Council is held.
- Subsequent to the Public Hearing, the Planning Commission meets to make recommendations on the case.
- The Planning Commission’s recommendations are then forwarded to the next scheduled Town Council. Council
is the final
approval authority for all UDO text amendments.
The overall time frame to complete the process may depend on the complexity of the proposed amendment.