What is the purpose of the proposal?

The Town’s intent is to protect what it calls the “Historic Character Area”, which includes the area adjacent to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the tallest active dune system in the eastern United States and North Carolina’s most visited state park, and Historic Cottage Row, home to several cottages that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. 

The area is currently zoned C-2, General Commercial, which allows the broadest range, and highest intensity, of uses within the town. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan suggests that this zoning designation is not appropriate to protect the integrity of the Historic Character Area. The Town’s Planning Board is recommending zoning changes that would create consistency with existing land uses and would be compatible with the current intensity of development in this area. 

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1. What is zoning?
2. What zoning changes are being proposed?
3. What is the purpose of the proposal?
4. What are the standards of the R-3, High Density Residential Zoning District?
5. What are the standards of the new C-5, Historic Character Commercial zoning district?
6. What does the rezoning mean for my property?
7. How were the properties selected for rezoning?
8. If my property is non-conforming, what does this mean if I want to make further improvements?