Comprehensive Plan Rezoning
- KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan
- Proposed Zoning Map
- Interactive Proposed Zoning Map
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Rural Transition (RT) Zoning District Quick Reference Guide
- Public Information Session #1 PowerPoint Presentation
- Public Hearing #1 PowerPoint - Town Council 10.01.18
- Public Hearing #2 PowerPoint - Town Council 10.17.18
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Why is my property under consideration for rezoning?
A. The Town of Knightdale recently adopted a new Comprehensive Plan that changes the strategy for future growth and development in Knightdale. The rezoning is to align the zoning designations with this strategy.
Q. What does this mean for my current use of my property?
A. This will have no impact on how you currently use your property. Part of the Town's evaluation was to avoid creating new non-conforming uses. You can continue to use your property as you are now without any changes.
Q. What is the Rural Transition Zoning District?
A. The Rural Transition (RT) Zoning District is intended as a low density district for areas that are currently rural in nature, but could transition to more intense uses due to proximity to utilities, transportation and other infrastructure. The specific dimensional requirements and allowable uses are available in the Rural Transition Reference Guide linked below.
Q. What if I use my property for agricultural purposes?
A. All existing farm uses will be able to continue. Several years ago in support of Knightdale's farming community, the Town actually exempted working farms from all UDO standards for active farms over 3 acres in size and meeting the definition of agribusiness under North Carolina law. This exemption is in addition to state exemptions for farms greater than 10 acres in size. In fact, the Rural Transition district is more aligned with long-term agricultural use than many of the current zoning designations.
Q. Will this affect my property taxes?
A. Preliminary conversations with the Wake County Revenue Department reveal that the Rural Transition District will be in a different "tax neighborhood" than commercial and single-family designations. This could result in a reduction in taxes including deferred taxes under the present use value exemptions. Please contact the Wake County Revenue Department at 919-856-5400 for individual property tax questions.
Q. I am thinking about selling my property for development. Will this change the development process?
A. This rezoning will not create additional steps for proposed new development, it simply follows a different process. The new process will allow for more transparency for neighbors, developers, staff, and elected officials. It will also allow a developer to tailor their zoning request to fit their development proposal, which will allow for more flexibility.
Q. How can I find out more information?
A. Town staff will be hosting two public information sessions:
- September 25, 2018 - Town Hall - 6-8 PM
- September 27, 2018 - Town Hall - 6-8 PM *location changed due to rain in the forecast*
If you cannot attend one of these sessions you can contact Jason Brown, Senior Planner - Long Range at (919) 217-2245 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q.What is the timeline for the rezoning?
A. All meetings will be held at Knightdale Town Hall Council Chamber located at 950 Steeple Square Ct. and will begin at 7 PM
- Monday, October 1, 2018: A Public Hearing was held at the Town Council Meeting and the Town Council voted to continue the Public Hearing until October 17.
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018: A Public Hearing was held at the Town Council Meeting.
- Monday, November 5, 2018: A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Council Meeting.
- Date TBD: Land Use Review Board will hear the case and provide a recommendation
- Date TBD: Town Council will receive the Land Use Review Board recommendation and be able to make a decision on this rezoning proposal
Senior Planner - Long Range