Planning Processes


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

Text Amendment & Rezoning
Text amendments are changes to the Unified Development Ordinance 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 14 days prior to the upcoming Planning Board meeting.

Text Amendment Cheat Sheet
General Rezoning Cheat Sheet
Text Amendment and Rezoning Schedule

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 Rezoning
Initial conditional zoning and rezoning of property included in the application that would allow uses that are restricted to those in the corresponding zoning district and further allow for fair and reasonable conditions.
Conditional Rezoning Process
Conditional District Rezoning Cheat Sheet
Conditional District Rezoning Schedule

Conditional Use Permit
A Conditional Use Permit shall be filled with the Administrator 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 Use Permit Schedule

Commercial Plan Review
Commercial Plan Review assesses all commercial non residential construction documents for compliance with the Town's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).

Final Plat Review
Subdivision review is a four (4) stage review process. As an initial step, a developer shall prepare an informal sketch plan and have it reviewed by the Administrator. The purpose of this informal process is not to approve any plans but to provide an opportunity to exchange information between the developer and the Administrator.
Final Plat Checklist

Plan Review
Development Plan review assesses all construction and master site development for compliance with the Town's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).
Plan Review Memorandum - Third Submittal Policy 

Subdivision Review
​Subdivision Review assesses all subdivision construction documents for compliance with the Town's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).