Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Administration 15.3 Public Notification


has been provided in fact, and such certificate shall be deemed conclusive in the absence of fraud. If notice cannot with due diligence be achieved by personal delivery, registered, or certified mail, or by a designated delivery service authorized pursuant to 26 U.S.C. §7502(f)(2), notice may be given by publication consistent with G.S. 1A-1, Rule 4(j1). This applies only to an application to request a zoning map amendment where the application is not made by the owner of the parcel of land to which the amendment would apply. Except for a town-initiated zoning map amendment, third- party down-zonings are prohibited.

15.3.4. Level 4 – Notification To Adjacent Property Owners

The owners of property within 500 feet on all sides of the subject property shall be notified of the hearing/meeting by first class mail. Such notification shall be postmarked at least 10 but not more 25 days prior to the date of the meeting at which the matter is to be heard. In addition, a sign shall be prominently posted on the subject property(ies) or on an adjacent public street or highway right-of-way with a notice of the pending action and a phone number to contact for additional information.

15.3.5. Level 5 – Neighborhood Meeting

The applicant shall conduct a neighborhood meeting where required in Section 15.2.4 prior to any legislative or evidentiary public hearing or review by an approving board or commission. This meeting will allow the applicant to explain the proposed project and to be informed of the concerns of the neighborhood and surrounding property owners. The neighborhood meeting shall be held after the first round of staff review has been completed and prior to application resubmitted for the second round of staff review. A meeting notice shall be sent to property owners and Homeowner Associations within 500 feet of the proposed development. The notice shall be sent by first class mail and be postmarked at least 10 but not more than 25 days prior to the date of the neighborhood meeting. A copy of the notice shall also be sent to the Planning Department. The letter shall contain a summary of the proposed development, the applicant’s contact information, the date, time, and location of the meeting. The location of the neighborhood meeting should be held within a reasonable distance of the proposed project. The meeting shall be held at a reasonable time giving the nearby property owners an opportunity to attend. A summary of the meeting in the form of meeting notes or minutes along with a list and contact information for all attendees shall be submitted to the approving board or commission for their review at all subsequent legislative or evidentiary hearings.

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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