Planning Processes

In an effort to provide excellent customer service, the Town of Waxhaw's Planning and Inspections Department is providing you with different types of processes.

Text Amendment & Rezoning
Text amendments are changes to the Land Development Code language and apply to all applicable properties that fall under the regulations and are not tied to a specific property.
Rezoning occurs w
hen land owners want to develop or use their property in ways that do not conform to the current zoning regulations.
These requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the upcoming Planning Board meeting.

Text Amendment Cheat Sheet
General Rezoning Cheat Sheet

During the plan review process, outside agency approvals may be required.  It is the applicants responsibility to secure these approvals and to provide documentation of all approvals to Town officials upon request.  In these instances, please refer to this
Outside Agency Routing Protocol

Conditional Zoning Permit
A Conditional Zoning Permit shall be submitted to the Planning and Inspections Department for initial staff review at least 45 days prior to the upcoming Planning Board meeting. The application shall be accompanied by a site plan, drawn to scale and necessary supporting text.
Conditional Zoning Permit & Checklist

Preliminary Plan Review
Preliminary Plan review assesses initial developments for compliance with the Town's Land Development Code (LDC). The first step of this process is a pre-submittal meeting with the Zoning Administrator, which provides an opportunity to exchange information informally between the developer and the Zoning Administrator. After the pre-submittal meeting, the applicant submits a Preliminary Plan Review Application along with Construction Plans and fully engineered plans for the construction document review. These plans are then review by staff and the Technical Review Committee (TRC) for review and comment. Once all requirements of the Land Development Code and other TRC agencies are met, staff will approve the preliminary plans.
Preliminary Plan Application & Checklist

Final Plat Review
After a preliminary plan is approved, a final plat shall be prepared and submitted to the Planning Department for review and approval. As an initial step, a developer shall prepare the final plat and have it reviewed by the Zoning Administrator. The Final Plat can only be considered for approval if 1) the Preliminary Plat has been approved, 2) the Construction Document Plans have been approved, and 3) complete the installation of required improvements in accordance with the approved construction document plan requirements of this Code; and complete a satisfactory inspection of the improvements that have been installed by Town staff and other relevant agencies and organizations. Once these steps are complete, all applicable financial guarantees must be made in a form that is acceptable to the Town (such as bonds or irrevocable letters of credit). Once all requirements of the construction documents plans have been met, the final plat shall be prepared and submitted to the Town for review and approval by the Zoning Administrator. Following execution of the final plat, the plat can be recorded at the Union County Register of Deeds
Final Plat Application & Checklist

Subdivision Review
Subdivision Review assesses all subdivision construction documents for compliance with the Town's Land Development Code (LDC).