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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Eden Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Project

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Eden Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Project


About this project

The City of Eden is initiating the process to create a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Existing development and land use related ordinances will be combined into a single document to codify best practices, comply with state law, and improve clarity. There will be opportunities for public engagement throughout the process. Stay connected by checking this page regularly.

What is a UDO?

A UDO (Unified Development Ordinance) is a regulatory document that combines traditional zoning and subdivision regulations with design guidelines, sign regulations, and floodplain and stormwater management to create a single reference document. UDOs can eliminate redundant or conflicting code provisions, streamline the review and approval process, and clarify the procedures and requirements by incorporating illustrations and concise language.

Project Approach

The UDO process will take approximately twelve (12) months. It will involve analysis of existing comprehensive planning documents, zoning and development related ordinances, stakeholder interviews, input from public meetings and identification of strengths and weaknesses within the City’s current approach to development. Reports, analyses, meeting summaries, and code drafts will be available on this page for public review and comment.

Upcoming Important Dates

Public Input Workshop

Draft of UDO and Proposed Zoning Maps

September 10, 2020

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Grogan Park, 308 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, NC

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Interested in submitting a comment or question on the UDO project? Suggestions or questions can be submitted to

All suggestions from the public, including those made at public meetings or submitted elsewhere, are being collected and added to our ongoing review effort for consideration.  Please be sure to mention “Eden UDO Project” in the subject.  Please note that all comments submitted may be posted online for public discussion.


Project Contact Information:

Kelly Stultz, Director of Planning and Inspections or 336-623-2110 option 2

Debra Madison, Local Codes Administrator/GIS Analyst or 336-612-8041

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