UDO Amendments

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is amended from time to time. The following amendments were recently approved by the Town Council. We highly recommended that you print out new chapters in their entirety.

Date Approved
Case Number
Articles Amended
June 27, 2019PL02455-041619Modify the UDO to clarify and modify the public hearing process for consideration of UDO map and text amendments.Article 9
June 27, 2019PL02335-030719Modify the UDO to provide greater clarity regarding an applicant’s responsibility to produce competent evidence when requesting approval from the Board of Adjustment for a Special Use Permit or variance.Articles 6,9
September 19, 2019PL02632-060519Modify the UDO to clarify the process for changes made to a project after a permit has been issued.Article 4
September 19, 2019PL02860-071119Modify the UDO to allow Use 3.08 Hotel in the B1 Central Business Zoning District with conditional district zoning and to modify the UDO not to exempt hotels from parking requirements in the B1 Central Business Zoning District.Articles 15, 24
November 19, 2019PL03076-090919Modify the UDO to create the R5 55 and Greater Residential Zoning District and to make other associated with the creation of the new district.Articles 14, 15, 16, 24, 27, 31, 34
November 21, 2019PL02634-060519Modify the UDO to revise the circumstances that allow an applicant to pay a fee-in-lieu.Articles 15, 17, 23
December 16, 2019PL03171-100319Modify the UDO to create the R1S Small Home Residential Zoning District.Articles 15, 16, 26, 27, 34
December 16, 2019PL03173-100319Modify the UDO to increase the minimum lot size in the R3 Multiple Family Residential Zoning District.Article 16
December 16, 2019PL03178-100319Modify the UDO to reduce the maximum height in the B3 General Business Zoning District.Article 16
February 20, 2020PL03449-123119Modify the UDO to allow Planning Director to make corrections of scrivener errors and reference citations.Article 1
July 14, 2020PL03942-060520Modify the UDO to revise where temporary classrooms are allowed and revised the standards related to temporary classroom use.Article 15
September 17, 2020PL04085-072720Modify the UDO to create the E4 Educational Child Daycare Zoning District.Articles 14, 15, 16
December 17, 2020PL04195-090820Modify UDO Article 2 to reorganize, align text with NC General Statutes, and cleanup language regarding board membership.Article 2
April 15, 2021

(effective 07/01/2021)

PL04196-090820Modify the Town of Boone Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in order to bring the regulatory document into compliance with Part 1 of Session Law 2019-111 (Senate Bill 355), “An Act to Clarify, Consolidate, and Reorganize the Land-Use Regulatory Laws of the State”.Articles 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 34
June 17, 2021

(effective 07/01/2021)

PL04727-050721Modify the UDO as follows: revise entire UDO to comply with NC General Statute 160D; merge all or portions of UDO Articles 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 27; modify the following in new Article 14: B1 setbacks, building spacing, add additional hotel uses, B2 and B3 zoning district descriptions; standards related to corridor and viewshed district overlays; provide definitions for existing text; modify application process in Article 4, revise Article 7 Nonconformities to provide additional clarification; revision of existing Appendix B Guide for Landscaping to Appendix B Comparative tables and creation of new Appendix C Details and Specifications Manual. Other non-substantive changes are being offered and amendments may also be made to other Articles to conform them to the changes being proposed.Articles 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, Appendices A, B, C
ApprovedPL05044-083121Adoption of Downtown Boone Local Historic District Design Standards - Design standards to accompany the Downtown Boone Local Historic District
ApprovedPL05063-090921Downtown Boone Local Historic District Design Guidelines
November 18, 2021PL05169-100621
Modify UDO language regulating Town Utility Facilities
Article 14
November 18, 2021
Modify UDO regulatory language regarding the definition of family and how residential occupancy of dwelling units within the Town of Boone's jurisdiction. 
Articles 14 and 34
November 18, 2021PL05189-100821Modify UDO to revise the process for the approval of major subdivisions. Articles 5 and 9
December 8, 2021 (effective July 1, 2022)PL05168-100621Modify and create new regulatory standards for short-term rentals (homestay or vacation rentals) of dwelling units. Articles 7, 14, 15, 24, and 34; Appendix B
December 8, 2021PL05268-110121Bring existing Town Code Chapter 151 Minimum Housing Code into compliance with NC General Statute 160DTown Code Chapter 151
December 8, 2021PL05269-110121Bring the UDO into compliance with Senate Bill 300/Session Law 2021-138Article 12
December 8, 2021PL05270-110121Modify UDO to reduce HPC membership from 7 to 5; require final lighting certificate from professional at end of development permit; relocate portion of livability space definition to regulation portion of UDOArticles 2, 14, 25, and 34
December 8, 2021PL05272-110121Modify the UDO to create regulations for accessory solar energy systems, and accessory and principal use electric vehicle charging stations. Articles 14, 15, 25, 31, and 34
February 9, 2022PL05419-010622Modify the UDO to allow the addition of permanent signs to the Statement of Conformity process. Article 8; Appendix D
April 13, 2022PL05502-021822Modify the UDO related to consultations in the Certificate of Appropriateness process.Article 8; Appendix D
April 13, 2022
Modify the UDO to revise the stormwater requirements for single- and two-family dwellings and other de minimis impervious area improvements
Article 21; Appendix A, Appendix C
June 8, 2022PL05504-021822Modify the UDO for minor and major works regarding the COA process.Article 8; Appendix D
June 8, 2022PL05688-050322Miscellaneous Revisions - Amendments to the UDO to correct formatting and other scrivener errors made in the course of recent text amendments. These include correcting section references and confirming parking uses to be allowed in the B1 districts subject to conditional district approval. Articles 2, 5, 9, 14, 15, 30, 31, 34; Appendix A
July 27, 2022PL05826-062722

Modify UDO Appendix D (Downtown Boone Local Historic District Design Standards) to provide consistency with NC General Statutes and to correct references to the Town of Boone UDO.

Appendix D
July 27, 2022PL05718-051822

Modify UDO Article 8 and Appendix D to revise and clarify standards for the relocation and demolition of structures in the historic district

Article 8; Appendix D
July 27, 2022PL05671-042722

Modify UDO Appendix D to revise and clarify standards for public art within the local historic district.

Appendix D
December 14, 2022PL06245-110922

Modify UDO Section 7.03 regarding nonconformities to create exceptions for certain single- and two-family uses.

Article 7
May 10, 2023PL05781-061322Effective July 1, 2023: Modify UDO Article 26 Signs and Article 34 Definitions to revise and modernize sign regulations.  Numerous changes have been made to the regulations in order to be compliant with statutory requirements, case law, and the need to modernize and update regulations.  Articles 7, 26, and 34.