Roger L. Stancil, Town Manager


J.B. Culpepper, Planning Director

Loryn Clark, Housing and Neighborhood Services Coordinator


Status Report on the Development of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance


May 7, 2007


The purpose of this memorandum is to update the Council on the development of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance.

The attached resolution would revise the process for developing an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance.


On January 22, 2007, the Council adopted a resolution to establish a process for developing an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance.  At that time, the Council also adopted an ordinance to allocate up to $25,000 to hire a consultant to prepare a draft Inclusionary Zoning ordinance.

The Council adopted the following process:

January 22, 2007

Council authorize staff to contract with White and Smith, LLC to draft ordinance and review of the draft ordinance by the Planning Board

January – March 2007

Preparation of draft by consultant

April 3, 2007

Planning Board review of draft ordinance

May 14, 2007

Public Hearing on draft ordinance

June 11, 2007

Council consideration of an inclusionary zoning ordinance


As authorized by the Council, the Town entered into a Performance Agreement with White and Smith, LLC to develop an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance consistent with the elements proposed by the Inclusionary Zoning Task Force. 

After initial review of the Task Force Report, the consultant raised a series of questions.  We have responded to the consultant’s questions and we hope to receive a draft ordinance shortly.  Once we receive the draft ordinance, we will review and coordinate with the consultant. We believe we can have the consultant’s proposal before the Planning Board by June 5 with a Public Hearing on June 11, 2007.


We recommend that the Council revise the schedule to review a draft ordinance with the Planning Board on June 5, 2007, and schedule a Public Hearing for June 11, 2007.