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You may contact staff at 252-726-6848 x121 or via email or go to the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping System website to determine whether your property is located in a flood zone.
An Ordinance Amendment (OA) is a request to change the adopted text contained in Morehead City's Unified Development Ordinance. Amendments may be initiated by the Town, an individual representing a group or single applicant, for example, requesting to amend the permitted uses allowed in a particular zoning district. Ordinance Amendments are reviewed by the Planning Board and Council.
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A Rezoning request is a method of changing the zoning classification of a property to a different zoning classification. For example, residentially-zoned property may need to be rezoned in order to permit commercial activity. Rezoning requests are reviewed by the Planning Board and Council.
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The types of subdivisions that are excluded from an in-depth approval process are divided in to two categories, Subdivision Exemptions and Expedited Subdivisions. All subdivisions are reviewed by Planning Staff.
Subdivision Exemptions include combination or recombination plats of previously recorded lots, ten (10) acres or more divisions, public acquisition, and the division of two (2) acres or less into three (3) lots or less, where the resultant lots meet or exceed the standards of the Town of Morehead City.
Expedited Subdivisions are divisions of parcel greater than five (5) acres under single ownership, not fitting a Subdivision Exemptions (above), has not been divided in the past ten (10) years, into no more than three (3) lots and meeting all lot dimension size requirements, applicable zoning requirements, and including a permanent means of ingress and egress to each lot.
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A Minor Subdivision is defined as the division of five (5) acres or less into five (5) or fewer lots, which creates no new public or private streets or roads, no right-of-way dedication, and no new easements except for electrical, drainage, cable, or telephone easements, and no utility extensions. All Minor Subdivisions are reviewed by Planning Staff.
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A Major Subdivision is any division of land that does not fall under the classification of Excluded Subdivision or Minor Subdivision. Major Subdivisions are reviewed by the Planning Board and Council in a multiple step process.
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Multifamily developments are a residence designed for or occupied by three (3) or more families, with separate housekeeping and cooking facilities for each, including apartments, hotel apartments, and group housing projects, (including some forms of unit ownership (condominium) development and townhouse development). Multifamily developments may be age-restricted. Multifamily developments are reviewed by the Planning Board and Council and potentially Board of Adjustment as well.
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