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 Table of Contents to access each chapter.
  • Adopted December 30th, 2008.
  • Updated with text amendments February 23, 2016.