Unified Development Ordinance

This development ordinance is adopted for the purposes of: 
  • Protecting and promoting the public health, safety and general welfare; 
  • Implementing adopted plans and policies; 
  • Enhancing residents’ quality of life; 
  • Protecting the character of established residential neighborhoods; 
  • Maintaining economically vibrant as well as visually attractive business and commercial areas; 
  • Retaining and expanding the Town’s business and employment base; 
  • Promoting mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development patterns; 
  • Accommodating pedestrian, bicycle and transit use; 
  • Maintaining orderly and compatible development patterns that promote an appropriate mix of land uses and protect and conserve property values; 
  • Ensuring adequate light, air, privacy, and access to property; 
  • Promoting environmentally responsible development practices; 
  • Promoting rehabilitation and reuse of older buildings; 
  • Maintaining a range of housing choices and options; 
  • Establishing clear and efficient development review and approval procedures; and 
  • Accommodating the orderly and beneficial development of all parts of the Town in accordance with the preceding purposes.
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Ordinance Document Details


  • Note: Use links in left side Table of Contents to access each division, chapter and section.
  • Adopted December 30th, 2008.
  • Updated with various text amendments listed in the UDO Appendix. .