Unified Development Ordinance

The Wilson City Council voted unanimously on Jan. 17, 2013, to approve the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO, the first comprehensive rewrite of Wilson’s development regulations since the original Zoning Ordinance was adopted in 1961.

The UDO implements the 2030 Comprehensive Plan adopted in April 2010. The UDO clarifies and simplifies the regulations. It also streamlines the development approval process. The UDO is readable and functional and useable by citizens and developers alike.

Full text of the news release

Interactive UDO Zoning Map

Annotated Outline

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Downloads

Staff report to Wilson City Council, 1-17-13 Staff report to Wilson City Council, 1-17-13 (421 KB)
UDO Cover UDO Cover (1.5 MB)
Table of Contents Table of Contents (34 KB)
Chap. 1 - Purpose & Applicability Chap. 1 - Purpose & Applicability (71 KB)
Chap. 2 - District Standards Chap. 2 - District Standards (3 MB)
Chap. 2 - Use Table Chap. 2 - Use Table (199 KB)
Chap. 3 - Supplemental and Temporary Use Standards Chap. 3 - Supplemental and Temporary Use Standards (330 KB)
Chap. 4 - General Provisions Chap. 4 - General Provisions (256 KB)
Chap. 5 - Building & Development Design Standards Chap. 5 - Building & Development Design Standards (302 KB)
Chap. 6 - Subdivision & Infrastructure Standards Chap. 6 - Subdivision & Infrastructure Standards (449 KB)
Chap. 7 - Parks & Open Space Chap. 7 - Parks & Open Space (191 KB)
Chap. 8 - Tree Protection. Landscaping & Buffers Chap. 8 - Tree Protection. Landscaping & Buffers (869 KB)
Chap. 9 - Parking & Driveways Chap. 9 - Parking & Driveways (263 KB)
Chap. 10 - Lighting Chap. 10 - Lighting (109 KB)
Chap. 11 - Signs Chap. 11 - Signs (729 KB)
Chap. 12 - Erosion, Flood, Stormwater & Watershed Provisions Chap. 12 - Erosion, Flood, Stormwater & Watershed Provisions (279 KB)
Chap. 13 - Noncomformities Chap. 13 - Noncomformities (108 KB)
Chap. 14 - Administrative Agencies Chap. 14 - Administrative Agencies (107 KB)
Chap. 15 - Administration Chap. 15 - Administration (458 KB)
Chap. 16 - Violations & Penalties Chap. 16 - Violations & Penalties (97 KB)
Chap. 17 - Definitions Chap. 17 - Definitions (232 KB)
Download the entire UDO Download the entire UDO (4.1 MB)