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1 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY Adequate Transportation Public Facilities Land Development Ordinance (LDO) Amendments For APFO Roads & Transportation Development Fees (TDF’s)

2 LDO Amendments: Adequate Transportation Public Facilities 1.Repeal of “Roads Ordinance” 2.Traffic Studies At Rezoning 3.Subdivision & Site Plan Review 4.Relief Mechanism For Prior Approvals 5.Other Related Amendments ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

3 Input/Comments Schedule For Considering Changes Too Aggressive Meet With Stakeholders To Discuss In More Detail Pay Close Attention To Unintended Consequences ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

4 Input/Comments Threshold For Sending Subdivision Or Site Plans To Council Too Low/Restrictive Review Of Plans By Council Will Add Extra Time To The Process; Consider Economic Development Implications Complex; Need To Understand How All Parts Fit Together ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

5 Input/Comments Need To Specify Overall Goals/Objectives Of Desired System/Regulations Mechanics Confusing: Will Future Site/Subdivision Plans Go To Council If Rezoning Already Analyzed Traffic? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

6 P&Z Board Work Session Agreed With Need To Repeal Sec And Develop Interim Provisions Concerned About Duration Of Temporary Solution Questioned Need For/Issues With Subdivision/Site Plan Review

7 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY P&Z Board Work Session Wanted To Know More About Rezoning Process Under New System (i.e., Traffic Study Info, Expectations Of Applicants, How To Weigh Application)

8 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY P&Z Board Recommendation Voted 9-0 To Recommend Approval Of The Proposed LDO Amendments As Presented

9 LDO Amendments For Roads APF Q & A ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

10 Transportation Development Fees (TDF’s) Q & A ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

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12 Introduction LDO Amended in 1998 To Incorporate “The Adequate Public Facilities – Planning & Development – For Roads Ordinance” (AKA “Roads Ordinance”) Works In Concert With Transportation Development Fees (TDF’s) & Comprehensive Transportation Plan Requirements To Ensure That Transportation Facilities Will Be Available To Support Proposed Development ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

13 Introduction 12/13/12: Council Called For A Public Hearing And Requested Staff To Prepare Potential Amendments To Repeal The “Roads Ordinance” & Make Other Related Text Changes Impetus For Change Based On Outcome Of NC Supreme Court Ruling In Lanvale V. Cabarrus County In August, 2012 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

14 Mechanics Of Existing Ordinance Provisions Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) (or “Traffic Study”) Required For Certain Rezoning Cases And/Or For Subdivision Or Site Plans Study Area Varies Based Upon Project Size, Trip Generation, and Zone Location Applicant Pays 90% & Town Pays 10% Of Study Costs; Town Manages Consultants ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

15 Mechanics Of Existing Ordinance Provisions Level Of Service (LOS) Standards Are Defined By Ordinance Analysis Indicates Transportation Improvements (“Mitigations”) For Each Development Results Used In Making Decisions On Rezonings Or Development Plans (Issuance of Certificate Of Adequacy) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

16 Mechanics Of Existing Ordinance Provisions If Adequate Service Levels Will Not Be Maintained, Developer May: –Delay Development Until Improvements Are Constructed By Cary Or The State, –Construct The Necessary Improvements, –Enter Into A Financial Participation Agreement With The Town To Accelerate Construction Of Improvements (Town Participation Secured Prior To Development Plan Approval), Or –Scale The Project Down ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

17 Intent of Amendments Respond To Court Decision & Council’s Request To Establish Alternate, Interim Provisions and Procedures To Address Transportation Issues Until A New, Permanent Approach Can Be Fully Studied & Discussed ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

18 Nature of Amendments 1.Repeal of Existing “Roads Ordinance” 2.Traffic Studies At Rezoning 3.Subdivision & Site Plan Review 4.Relief Mechanism For Prior Approvals 5.Other Related Amendments ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

19 1. Repeal of “Roads Ordinance” Repeal Sec In Its Entirety As It Applies To Subdivision Or Site Plans ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

20 1. Repeal of “Roads Ordinance” Result: Ability To Apply Adequacy Test To Subdivision & Site Plan Stage Of Development Is Eliminated ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

21 2. Traffic Studies At Rezoning Shift Traffic Study Requirement To The Rezoning Stage Of Development (Sec ) Eliminate Option For Generalized “Screening Traffic Study” for Mixed Use District (MXD) Rezonings Continue Use Of Town Consultants & Cost-Share Arrangement For Studies ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

22 2. Traffic Studies At Rezoning Lower Traffic Study Threshold To Cover More Rezoning Situations  Require TIA For 50 Or More Peak- Hour Trips, Not 50 Net New Trips (Note: Some Uses Like Religious Institutions And Schools Do Not Require Rezoning) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

23 2. Traffic Studies At Rezoning Result: Council and P&Z Board Can Still Assess Proposed Development’s Effect On Transportation System During Rezonings, And Approve Or Deny Using Existing Evaluation Criteria For Rezonings Contained In The LDO (Sec. 1.3 & Sec E.) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

24 3. Subdivision & Site Plan Review Add A New Category Of Subdivision & Site Plans That Council Reviews (Sec F. (1) (d)): –Residential  Tracts > 5 Acres –Nonresidential  More Than 10,000 Square Feet Of Floor Area Drive-through Facility ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

25 3. Subdivision & Site Plan Review Add New Criterion In Sec I For Cases Where Council Reviews Site/Subdivision Plans In A Quasi- Judicial Manner That Reads: “The Plan Ensures That Service Demands Will Not Exceed The Capabilities Of Existing, Or Already Funded Improvements To, Streets, Utilities, Or Other Public Facilities Or Services.” ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

26 3. Subdivision & Site Plan Review Result: Transportation Impacts Of Certain Subdivision & Site Plan Proposals Can Be Evaluated Using Existing Ordinance Authority ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

27 4. Relief Mechanism For Prior Or Pending Plan Approvals Create A Quasi-judicial Appeal Process For Several Classes Of Already-approved Or Pending Subdivision Or Site Plans: –Obtained Approval Between 2/1/11 And 1/31/13 But Have Not Obtained Building Permits And Have Not Constructed Transportation Improvements –Filed Plan Prior To 2/1/13 But Have Not Completed Review ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

28 4. Relief Mechanism For Prior Or Pending Plan Approvals Council Can Grant Relief For Previously- identified Road Improvements That: 1.Are Not Otherwise Required By LDO Or State Law Under Other Authority, And ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

29 4. Relief Mechanism For Prior Or Pending Plan Approvals Council Can Grant Relief For Previously- Identified Road Improvements That: 2.Would Not Create: a)Unsafe Conditions For Motorists Or Pedestrians Or Create A Dangerous Circulation System; b)Unsafe Emergency Service Access To The Site; And c)Facility Or Service Demands That Exceed The Capacity Of Existing Or Already-Funded Capital Improvements ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

30 4. Relief Mechanism For Prior Or Pending Plan Approvals Result: Consideration Can Be Given To Changed Conditions & Requirements ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

31 5. Other Related Amendments Make Appropriate Reference Corrections To Sec Throughout Result: Proper Ordinance Language & References ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY

32 Proposed Schedule Town Council Public HearingJanuary 10 Planning & Zoning Board Work Session January 14 Planning & Zoning Board Regular Meeting January 14 Town Council ActionJanuary 24 Effective DateFebruary 1 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TOWN o f CARY


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