The House Judiciary Committee passed out a study bill today intended to look at modernizing North Carolina's laws related to local zoning. What began as a project the State Bar Association undertook turned into a 100 page rewrite of zoning authority and land use policy contained in HB 548.
Understanding that not all the stakeholders in local development had been party to negotiations on the measure, The Bar agreed to turn the bill into a year-long task force study. The new Task Forces' findings will be used for legislation in the 2016 session.
The Task Force will have 16 stake holder members, one of which will be an architect recommended by AIA North Carolina.