Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Administration 15.10 Special Use Permits (Sup)


space or a park on a plat shall be considered to be offered for dedication, but not accepted until the Board of Commissioners has by expressed action done so. I. Phasing: Final plats for phased subdivisions shall be recorded in accordance with the schedule presented by the applicant during the Subdivision Construction Plan approval. J. Permit Validity: Final plats that have been granted approval must be recorded within 30 days following approval or the approval becomes invalid. No lots in a subdivision shall be sold prior to approval by the town and recording of the Final Plat for the subdivision. K. Permit Extension: None. 15.10. Special Use Permits (Sup) Special uses are land uses that are generally compatible with the land uses permitted by right in a zoning district, but which require individual review of their location, design, and configuration so as to evaluate the potential for adverse impacts on adjacent property and uses. Special uses ensure the appropriateness of the use at a particular location within a given zoning district. Applications requiring a Special Use Permit are noted in Section 2.3 & Chapter 3.

15.10.1. Application Procedures A.

Process Type: Quasi-Judicial (See also 15.5)

B. Pre-Application Meeting: Every applicant for a Special Use Permit is required to meet with the Administrator in a pre-application conference prior to the submittal of a formal application. The purposes of this conference are to provide additional information regarding the review process and assistance in the preparation of the application. C. Required Application Information: An application for a Special Use Permit may be filed by the owner of the property or by an agent specifically authorized by the owner to file such application. Each application for a Special Use Permit shall contain, at a minimum, an Existing Conditions Map (15.4.1) (may be waived by Administrator as appropriate) and Master Plan (15.4.3). Other information necessary to show that the use or structure complies with the standards set forth in this ordinance shall also be provided. D. Determination of Compliance: The Administrator shall review the application to ensure that it is complete, prepare a report and recommendation on the application, and schedule the matter for an evidentiary public hearing before the Board of Commissioners. E. Public Notification: Level 1, 2, 4 & 5 required. 15.10.2. Consideration By Board of Commissioners A. Public Hearing and Consideration by the Board of Commissioners: The Board of Commissioners shall conduct an evidentiary public hearing on the matter. Upon reviewing all pertinent information, the Board of Commissioners may approve, deny, or approve with conditions the Special Use Permit. B. Review Period: The Board of Commissioners shall take action (approve, deny, or approve with conditions) within 65 days of the evidentiary public hearing on the matter. Should the Board of Commissioners fail to act on the Special Use Permit application within the prescribed period, the application shall be considered approved. C. Findings of Fact: In addition to determining that the application meets all other requirements of this ordinance (no variances are permitted) the Board of

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