A rezoning occurs when a property owner wants to use their property in a way that is not permitted by the current zoning. The owner must then request to rezone the subject property to a classification that permits the desired use. For your reference, changes to the Zoning Ordinance that include rezonings, are governed by Section 22 of the City's Zoning Ordinance. That section also addresses, in great detail, the requirements and handling of "protest petitions", which rezoning requests occasionally generate from opposing residents.

NOTE: Deadline for submitting applications is four weeks prior to the scheduled date of the next Planning Board meeting.

Conditional Use Permits
A conditional use permit allows the City of Wilson to consider any special uses which may be essential or desirable to a particular community, but which are not currently allowed as a matter of right within a zoning district. A Conditional Use Permit application submitted by a project applicant is considered at the Planning Board meeting and, if approved, is generally subject to a anumber of pertinent conditions of approval.

Text Amendments
Ordinance text amendments may be initiated by the Director of Planning & Development Services, the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, City Council, or any property owner or resident in Wilson. Citizen amendments as well as zoning text amendments are also covered in Section 22 of the City's Zoning Ordinance.

The planning program has to regularly make changes to the City's GIS maps. There are three main areas that the planning program concentrates on; they are: Zoning, Zoning Annotation, and City Boundary.



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Name Position Phone
Ellen Hoj  Senior Planner 252.206.5289
Lu-Ann Monson Preservation Planner 252.399.2217
Michelle Brown Planner 252.399.2226
Kathy Batts Administrative Assistant 252.399.2211