Deadline Approaching Volunteer Planners Needed
As many may know, the NC General Assembly in 2019, passed a major overhaul of the state's planning and development regulations, referred to as NC General Statutes Chapter 160D. These new regulations included requirements for all NC communities to have development ordinances updated (160D, Part I) to include new language, organization and some planning provisions. The deadline for these ordinance changes is July 1, 2021. Many NC communities have now completed these changes or have ordinance amendments in process.
In addition, the 160D regulations also require communities with development ordinances to either update or prepare and adopt a land use plan or comprehensive plan for that community (160D, Part II) no later than July 1, 2022. Many NC communities have not yet begun or completed these required changes at this time.
This notice is to announce a new effort to recruit and train volunteer planners to provide assistance to NC communities. APA-NC is coordinating work with volunteer planners. APA-NC will cover the cost for the volunteer to attend PlanNC training through the UNC School of Government (SOG) . The PlanNC workshops are titled: Preparing Streamlined Community Plans. Click on the link below for more information on how to become a volunteer.