Planning

A division of the Development Services Department, the City Planning Division is responsible for managing growth and development within the City of Fayetteville and the planning area surrounding the corporate city limits to achieve a higher quality of life for our citizens.
Overall shot of Wedington Project
One of the primary responsibilities of the City Planning Division is current planning - the review of zoning and development applications inside the Fayetteville city limits and planning area for compliance with the Fayetteville Unified Development Code. These applications include rezoning, large scale development, subdivision of land, and conditional use permits. Planning also reviews building permit requests, signage, outdoor lighting, and architectural design for compliance with the regulations established by the City Council.

Applications


Please click on the Applications link in the left column of this page. Planning applications are also on the Development Services Department web page. To view all Development Services applications click here. All applications.

Current Projects and Staff Comments


Click the following link to our Dropbox Site to review projects that are pending public hearing and view comments generated for current projects that are under review in the Planning Division.

Planning Commission


The City Planning Division serves as support staff for the Fayetteville Planning Commission and Subdivision Committee. A copy of the full agenda packet for Planning Commission meetings will be posted on the website typically on the day before the meeting. Please view a copy of these agendas at your own convenience.

Long Range Planning


City Planning staff is responsible for long range planning in Fayetteville, including changes to the City's zoning code, drafting new ordinances that work toward achieving the goals of City Plan 2030, and coordinating with the citizens and stakeholders of Fayetteville.
City Plan 2030 Logo
Current zoning and development code changes are announced on the Development Services page.

Neighborhood Planning


Established as a City Plan 2030 benchmark, City staff is charged with the responsibility of completing long-range neighborhood plans that utilize mixed-use and pedestrian-friendly concepts, as well as form-based codes, that guide future development sensitive to the needs of each neighborhood. To date, the City Council has adopted the following neighborhood master plans:
  • Downtown Master Plan
  • Walker Park Neighborhood Master Plan
  • Fayette Junction Master Plan
  • Wedington Corridor Plan

Overlay & Special Districts


An overlay district is a special district or zone that requires additional regulation of construction and development projects. Fayetteville currently has 4 overlay districts:
  1. The I-49 Design Overlay District (DOD)
  2. The Hillside Hilltop Overlay District (HHOD)
  3. The Downtown Design Overlay District (DDOD)
  4. The Stream Side Protection Ordinance (SSPO)
Illustrative Master Plan

Maps


Many of the city's interactive maps are maintained by the Geographic Information System (GIS) Division, including Future Land Use, the Master Street Plan, and Zoning maps; however, the official Zoning Map, signed by the Mayor, is located in the Planning Office.