A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CLARIFY WHEN A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY MAY ENACT ZONING ORDINANCES RELATED TO DESIGN AND AESTHETIC CONTROLS.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Makes a technical change.
Amends GS 160A-381(g) to allow enforcement of zoning and development regulation ordinances relating to building design elements when the structures are located in an area designated as an historic district on the National Register of Historic Places (was, structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places).
Amends GS 160A-381(g) and GS 153A-340(k), providing that the phrase building design elements does not include regulations adopted pursuant to this Article governing the permitted uses of land or structures subject to North Carolina Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings. Makes conforming changes, deleting GS 160A-381(g)(7) and GS 153A-340(k)(7), an exception allowing the enforcement of regulations and zoning ordinances related to design and aesthetic controls.
Amends the enacting clause, providing that it is effective when it becomes law and that it clarifies and restates the intent of existing law and applies to ordinances adopted before, on, and after the effective date (previously, once effective it applied to development approvals granted on or after that date).
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