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The City Planning Division


A division of the Development Services Department, the City Planning Division is responsible for managing growth and development within the City of Fayetteville and the Planning Area surrounding the corporate City Limits to achieve a higher quality of life for our citizens.

*Our applications are on the Development Services Department web page. Click here for Planning applications. 

Planning Commission

The City Planning Division serves as support staff for the Fayetteville Planning Commission and Subdivision Committee.  A copy of the full agenda packet for Planning Commission meetings will be posted on the website typically on the day before the meeting.  A copy of these agendas may be accesed at the following link:

City Planning

One of the primary responsibilities of the City Planning Division is current planning - the review of zoning and development applications inside the Fayetteville city limits and planning area for compliance with the Fayetteville Unified Development Code. These applications include rezoning, large scale development, subdivision of land, and building permit requests. City Planning also reviews building permit requests, signage, outdoor lighting, and architectural design for compliance with the regulations established by the City Council.

Long Range Planning

City Planning staff is responsible for long range planning in Fayetteville, including changes to the City's zoning code, drafting new ordinances that work toward achieving the goals of City Plan 2030, and coordinating with the citizens and stakeholders of Fayetteville. Current zoning and development code changes are announced on the Development Services page.

Neighborhood Planning

Established as a City Plan 2030 benchmark, City staff is charged with the responsibility of completing long-range neighborhood plans that utilize mixed-use and pedestrian-friendly concepts, as well as form-based codes, that guide future development sensitive to the needs of each neighborhood. To date, the City Council has adopted the following neighborhood master plans:

                     Downtown Master Plan

             Walker Park Neighborhood Master Plan

                  Fayette Junction Master Plan

                     Wedington Corridor Plan

Overlay and Special Districts

An overlay district is a special district or zone that requires additional regulation of construction and development projects. Fayetteville currently has four (4) overlay districts:

1. The I-540 Design Overlay District (DOD) 
2. The Hillside Hilltop Overlay District (HHOD)
3. The Downtown Design Overlay District (DDOD)
4. The Stream Side Protection Ordinance (SSPO)

The specific requirements of these overlay districts can be found in Chapter 161 and Chapter 166 of the City's Unified Development Code or in the City Planning Division. 


Many of the City's interactive maps are maintained by the GIS Division, including Future Land Use, the Master Street Plan, and Zoning maps; however, the official Zoning Map, signed by the Mayor, is located in the Planning Office.


City Plan 2030 is the long range master plan for the City of Fayetteville that is designed to assist City staff and officials in acheiving our community's long-term goals:

Goal 1
We will make appropriate infill and revitalization our highest priorities.

Goal 2
We will discourage suburban sprawl.

Goal 3
We will make traditional town form the standard.

Goal 4
We will grow a livable transportation network.

Goal 5
We will assemble an enduring green network.

Goal 6
We will create opportunities for attainable housing.

Quick Links                            


Unified Development Code

Development Regulations

Sign Ordinance

Zoning Regulations

Planning Maps

 Office Location                   

125 West Mountain Street


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm