Thank you for your question and for the information you
provided on Glen Ellyn, IL. We will
review this information and see if there is anything we can learn from them.
Strategies to address residential planning, architectural
code, appearance, and governance will be discussed during the upcoming Envision
the Village public meetings which include the August 29th Visioning
Sessions (10:00 am or 6:30 pm at Village Hall – 395 Magnolia Road) and the
September 19th -24th Planapalooza event. Stay tuned at www.envisionthevillage.com as more
details on these events will be posted in the upcoming weeks.
As you may imagine, development laws vary from state to
state. In Pinehurst, we are prohibited
by state law (Session Law
2015-86) from regulating building design elements for one and two-family
dwellings unless the home is located in our Local Historic District
or is a designated historic structure. These
laws went into effect in 2015 and in many cases NC cities and towns have been
forced to loosen their regulations as a result.
Infill on previously platted lots, such as those on
Morganton Road, are permissible as long as they meet the Village’s zoning requirements
and are constructed according to state building code standards. Per Session Law
2015-86, the Village is no longer able to regulate aesthetic items such as
paint colors, materials, architecture, design layouts, etc. unless the home is
located in the Village’s Local Historic District.
Again, thank you for your question, which is one
we believe many other residents may have as well. We fully expect this topic will
be heavily discussed over the next several months as we strive to identify ways
we can ensure quality development within our existing legal framework. Examples
of strategies used in other communities, such as Glen Ellyn possibly, may help
us do just that. We encourage you to
remain an active and engaged participant in this planning process as it