Comprehensive or Master Land Use Plan: A long-range blueprint for development designed to promote high-quality, orderly growth for the community and provide a basis for development regulations.
Planned Development District (PDD): A large tract of land governed by a Master Development Plan, incorporating a mix of land uses and utilizing flexible design standards.
Property Rights: Constitutional right of property owners to develop their property as long as they meet all applicable rules and regulations.
Rezoning:The act of changing a zoing district to include a different set of permitted uses. Changes must be consistent with the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan.
Site Condominium: A subdivision plan developed under a master deed rather than a plat, and generally includes private roads.
Site Plan: A plan for development showing location and height of the building, setbacks, parking and vehicular access, landscaping and preliminary engineering.
Tentative Preliminary Plat: A subdivision's conceptual layout plan to split land into more than four additional parcels.
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA): An appointed body that hears requests for variances to the Zoning Ordinance.
Zoning Ordinance: A detailed development regulation that provides general limitations and standards for specific land uses, including setbacks, use of exterior materials, accessory structures, and landscaping.