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Permit Process Flow Chart

Zoning Compliance Permit Process Flow Chart

Zoning Compliance Permit Process
 
A zoning compliance permit (also referred to as a zoning permit) is required within the City of Creedmoor and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) for all development projects that involve: (1) new construction; (2) a new use or change of use within an existing building; or (3) expansion of an existing use.  The Zoning Compliance Permit ensures that all proposed businesses comply with the City of Creedmoor zoning standards and applicable ordinances, protecting the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Creedmoor.

We strongly recommend that you obtain a Zoning Compliance Permit (ZCP) from the City prior to signing any lease agreements.

The numbered sections below correspond to the Zoning Compliance Permit Application Process flow chart:
 
    1.   Zoning Compliance Permit Application  
    2.
  Permitting
 
   
2a.
Permitted Use or Permitted with Standards  
   
2b.
Permitted as Conditional Use  
    3.   New Construction or Expansion  
    4.   Proceed to Site Plan Review  
   
4a.
Small Site  
   
4b.
Large Site  
    5.   Site Development Plan  
   
5a.
Applicant Revises and Resubmits
 
    6.   Public Notification Process  
    7.   Planning Board Recommendation
 
   
7a.
Board of Commissioners Decision
 
    8.   Approval  
   
8a.
Approval with Conditions  
   
8b.
Denial  
    9.   Zoning Compliance Permit  
    10.
  Proceed to Building Permit Application Process
 
   
 
 
1.  

Zoning Compliance Permit Application
A City of Creedmoor form stating all of the relevant details of the proposed use and location, including a site plan showing the dimensions of the proposed use and its location on the property or site.  The Planning Department can help you determine the specific use category for your proposal, whether it is Permitted, Permitted with Standards, or Permitted as a Conditional Use.

2.   Permitting

2a.

Permitted Use or Permitted with Standards
The proposed use or activity is allowed “by right” within a particular zoning district (See Article 8, Table of Uses, Table 8.1) or the proposed use or activity is allowed within a particularly zoning district, but only if certain additional requirements are met (See Article 8, Table of Uses, Table 8.1; and Article 10, Section 10.1).


2b. Permitted as Conditional Use
Approval for any proposed use or activity that, due to its size and/or operation, must meet certain conditions to ensure that it does not adversely impact neighboring uses or the community as a whole (See Article 8, Table of Uses, Table 8.1).  Obtaining a Conditional Use Permit entails a separate process (see Article 7, Section 7.8).

3.
 

New Construction or Expansion
If a permit application is for a new use or a change of use within an existing building, then a Site Development Plan may not be necessary.  If the application involves new construction or the expansion of an existing site, then a plan will be required.  Please consult with the City of Creedmoor Community Development Director to determine whether or not a Site Development Plan will be required.

4.  

Proceed to Site Plan Review
The Site Plan Review process for both small and large sites is explained in Article 7, Section 7.7.

  4a. Small Site
Development projects that fall beneath certain size thresholds (See Article 7, Section 7.7).  It is recommended that Applicants meet with the Community Development Director to ensure a thorough understanding of the processes and requirements to achieve project approval.  Small site projects can be approved by the Community Development Director (See Article 7, Section 7.7).

  4b. Large Site
Development projects which are expected to have a significant impact upon public facilities and services (See Article 7, Section 7.7-1).  It is required that Applicants meet with the Community Development Director to ensure a thorough understanding of the processes and requirements to achieve project approval.  Such a pre-application meeting should always occur before the applicant makes any substantial investment in site acquisition or development.  Furthermore, the applicant is strongly encouraged to meet with representatives of the surrounding neighborhood and adjoining property owners to explain their proposed project and to hear of the concerns of property owners in the area.

5.  

Site Development Plan
Conceptual site plans are required for both small and large site development proposals.  Detailed specifications for conceptual site plan submittals are provided in Article 7, Section 7.7-1(C) for large and small sites.

  5a. Applicant Revises and Resubmits
After the staff, TRC, or Community Development Board make review comments on a site plan the applicant shall make revisions and resubmit their plan to the Planning Department.

6.  

Public Notification Process
The Community Development Director will post a notice on the City’s webpage and mail a notice to all adjoining property owners at least 5 days prior to the review of a large site development project (See Article 7, Section 7.7-1(D)).  The applicant is advised to meet with adjoining landowners ahead of this notification.

7.  

Planning Board Recommendation
The Planning Board shall make a decision within 10 working days of reviewing large site development plan proposals (See Article 7, Section 7.7-1(E)).  Plans revised according to PB recommendation can move to BOC.

  7a. Board of Commissioners Decision
Large site development plans are subject to final review of the Board of Commissioners (BOC).

8.  

Approval
Upon BOC decision to approve the large site development plan, the Applicant will receive a Site Plan Approval Letter from the Community Development Director, who will then issue the Zoning Compliance Permit.

  8a. Approval with Conditions
Applicant shall revise the plan based upon the conditions of approval, then resubmit.  If conditions are met, the Community Development Director can approve the revised plan and issue the Zoning Compliance Permit.

  8b. Denial
The reasons for denial by the BOC will be provided to the applicant in writing.  Applicant may resubmit a plan (see #5a) that addresses the reasons for denial.

9.  

Zoning Compliance Permit
Receipt of Zoning Compliance Permit certifies that the Site Plan has met all the applicable standards specified in the Creedmoor Development Ordinance and properly reviewed by the appropriate agencies.

10.   Building Permit Application
The Building Permit Application process follows for projects that include new construction or expansion.

                                                                                                                          
   
       
   
   
 
Contact
 
Community Development Office
(919) 764-1016
 
             






























  4.	Application Review & Calculation of Fees – The Building Permits & Inspections Department reviews the application for completeness and calculates total fees based on the City of Creedmoor Fee & Rate Schedule.  If the application contains errors or discrepancies, the applicant will make the necessary revisions and resubmit.

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