Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Administration 15.10 Special Use Permits (Sup)


Commissioners must find the following in order to grant approval of a Special Use Permit: 1. The proposed special use conforms to the character of the neighborhood, considering the location, type and height of buildings or structures and the type and extent of landscaping on the site. 2. The proposed use will not cause undue traffic congestion or create a traffic hazard. 3. Adequate utilities (water, sewer, drainage, electric, etc.) are available for the proposed use. 4. The proposed use shall not be noxious or offensive by reason of vibration, noise, odor, dust, smoke, or gas. 5. The establishment of the proposed use shall not impede the orderly development and improvement of surrounding property. 6. The establishment, maintenance or operation of the proposed use shall not be detrimental to or endanger the public health, safety, or general welfare. 7. The proposed use will not substantially injure the value of adjoining or abutting property. 8. The proposed use is consistent with the officially adopted plans and policies of the town. D. Additional Standards for Special Uses in Floodplain Hazard Areas : Applications for Special Use Permits in the Special Flood Hazard Areas and Future Conditions Flood Hazard Areas shall be subject to the following additional standards of review: 1. The Board of Commissioners shall determine the specific flood or erosion hazard of the site and shall evaluate the suitability of the proposed use in relation to the flood hazard. 2. In passing upon such applications, the Board of Commissioners shall consider all technical evaluations, all relevant factors, all standards specified in other sections of this ordinance and: a. The danger that material may be swept onto other lands to the injury of others. b. The danger to life and property due to flooding or erosion damage. c. The proposed water supply and sanitation systems and the ability of these systems to prevent disease, contamination, and unsanitary conditions d. The susceptibility of the proposed facility and its contents to flood damage and the effect of such damage on the individual owner. e. The importance of the services provided by the proposed facility to the community. f. The necessity to the facility of a waterfront location, where applicable. g. The availability of alternative locations, not subject to flooding or erosion damage, for the proposed use. h. The compatibility for the proposed use with existing development anticipated in the foreseeable future. i. The relationship of the proposed use to the comprehensive plan and floodplain management program for that area. j. The safety of access to the property in times of flood for ordinary and emergency vehicles.

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


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