Planning & Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustment

Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning & Zoning Commission advises City Council on various issues related to the Unified Development Ordinance. They are responsible for reviewing proposed changes to the Official Zoning Map, text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance, and applications for Major Subdivisions and Exception plats. The Planning & Zoning Commission also reviews updates and changes to other adopted plans such as the 2015 Land Use Plan and Center City Master Plan. Another role of the Planning & Zoning Commission is to consider applications for Special Intensity Applications and alternative parking plans.

The Planning & Zoning Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall located at 401 Laureate Way. See the link below for specific meeting dates or go to the City’s calendar. Applications for the Planning & Zoning Commission must be received by the first (1st) day of the month to be considered at the following month’s meeting.

Agenda

                          

May 3, 2017 Staff Report   
April 5, 2017 Staff Report Signed March Minutes
March 1, 2017 Staff Report Signed February Minutes 
February 1, 2017  Staff Report Signed January Minutes
January 4, 2017
Signed December Minutes
December 7, 2016 Staff Report Signed November Minutes
November 2, 2016 Staff Report Signed September Minutes 
October Meeting Canceled     
September 7, 2016 Staff Report Signed June Minutes 

                

Meeting Schedule 2017
Commission Members
Commission Bylaws
Applications
  • General Application Form
  • Rezoning 
  • Conditional Rezoning
  • UDO Text Amendment


Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment hears appeals and can grant Conditional Use Permits based on their interpretation of the Unified Development Ordinance and the City of Kannapolis Zoning Map. They also hear Variance requests and can issue Certificates of Nonconformity Adjustments.

To submit an application for a case to be considered by the Board of Adjustment, please fill out a General Application Form and the application pertaining to your specific request (see below), and return them along with the required fee to the Planning Department.

Conditional Use Permits are required for certain uses as determined by Table 4.6-1, Principle Uses Permitted in Zoning Districts, of the Unified Development Ordinance. These uses require individual review by the Board of Adjustment to ensure appropriateness of the use at a particular location. Consideration is given to location, design and configuration along with other factors that would affect public safety, health or welfare.
Variance requests are necessary when certain factors limit an applicant from complying with a section(s) of the Unified Development Ordinance. Variances may be granted only if the applicant establishes that a hardship exists. Upon proof of a hardship through the Variance process, the Board of Adjustment may allow exceptions to the regulations of the Unified Development Ordinance.

The Board of Adjustment hears Appeal cases when an applicant believes the Zoning Administrator has not properly interpreted the Unified Development Ordinance.
Certificates of Nonconformity Adjustment are necessary when an existing nonconforming use or structure is being modified or enlarged. A non-conforming use or structure is a use or structure that existed prior to the adoption of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) which does not presently conform to the standards of the UDO.

The Board of Adjustment meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm at City Hall located at 401 Laureate Way.

Applications for the Board of Adjustment must be received on or before the first (1st) day of the month to be considered at the following month’s meeting. Agenda Items are scheduled for hearings in the order received.

Agenda            

                           
May 16, 2017 Staff Report  
April 18, 2017 Staff Report Signed March Minutes
March 21, 2017   Signed February Minutes
February 21, 2017 Staff Report Signed December Minutes 
January Meeting Canceled    
December 20, 2016 (Special Meeting) Staff Report Signed December Minutes 
December 13, 2016 (Moved from Dec 20, 2016) Staff Report Signed November Minutes 
November 15, 2016 Staff Report Signed October Minutes
October 18, 2016 Staff Report Signed September Minutes 
September 20, 2016 Staff Report Signed June Minutes 

 

Meeting Schedule 2017
Board Members
Rules of Procedure
Applications
  • General Application Form
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Variance
  • Zoning Appeal
  • Certificate of Nonconformity Adjustment