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File #: 19-3184    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Board Priorities
File created: 7/31/2019 In control: Planning
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action:
Title: Vote on a request by Nicolas Robinson, on behalf of Old North State Water Company, for a Compact Communities Ordinance (CCO) waiver to allow a 30' utility easement within the 300' perimeter buffer between Briar Chapel SD-East commercial area and Fearrington Village.
Attachments: 1. More Information from Planning Department Website
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Vote on a request by Nicolas Robinson, on behalf of Old North State Water Company, for a Compact Communities Ordinance (CCO) waiver to allow a 30' utility easement within the 300' perimeter buffer between Briar Chapel SD-East commercial area and Fearrington Village.

ABSTRACT

Action Requested:
Vote on a request by Nicolas Robinson, on behalf of Old North State Water Company, for a Compact Communities Ordinance (CCO) waiver to allow a 30' utility easement within the 300' perimeter buffer between Briar Chapel SD-East commercial area and Fearrington Village.

Introduction & Background:
Old North State Water Company is requesting a waiver from the perimeter buffer requirements of the Compact Communities Ordinance as applied to Briar Chapel through the approved conditional use permit. Existing buffer locations were depicted in the 2005 Briar Chapel approved master plan and reconfirmed with the 2012, 2014, and 2017 Conditional Use Permit (CUP) amendments in the area where the utility easement is requested. The buffer location for this request is located within a 300' buffer between the SD-East commercial area and Fearrington Village on parcel 93104.

Discussion & Analysis:
The Chatham County CCO includes the following standards:

9.2 Perimeter Buffers

Perimeter buffers shall be utilized to minimize the impacts of each compact community on adjacent properties along the entire perimeter of the compact community. Table 9.2 lists the minimum buffer width allowable, depending on the proposed land use along the edge of the compact community and the existing land use in the adjacent property at any point along the perimeter.

Chatham County may allow a reduction in the perimeter buffer width required by this ordinance of up to fifty percent (50%) if it determines that the impact of the compact community is adequately mitigated by community design or topography. In addition, Chatham County may allow a reduction in the perimeter buffer from fifty-one percent (51%) up...

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