The Planning Department provides assistance and direction to property owners and residents and also serves as technical staff support for the Board of Commissioners, Planning Board, Tree Board, Technical Review Committee and Board of Adjustment. Through the preparation of land use plans and the administration of existing land use ordinances, it is our goal to ensure responsible and thoughtful land development so as to foster a thriving and healthy community.
The Planning Department handles tasks such as flood plain development permitting, minor and major subdivision plat review, new address assignments, code enforcement, site plan and landscape approval, zoning inspections, and issuance of building permits.
Long range planning projects include maintaining the comprehensive plan and multi-modal transportation plan, performing computerized mapping using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), conducting population and housing studies, and responding to grant and funding opportunities.
***NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING***
WAKE COUNTY HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
Notice is hereby given that Wake County and its municipalities are joining together to develop a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan, and are seeking input from the public. Previously, each jurisdiction had developed its own, individual Hazard Mitigation Plans which are now being consolidated into one plan.
The general purposes of the plan are to protect life and property by reducing the potential for future damages and economic losses that result from natural hazards, allow the participating communities to qualify for pre- and post-disaster grant funding, facilitate recovery and redevelopment following disaster events, demonstrate a firm local commitment to hazard mitigation principles, and comply with state and federal requirements for disaster recovery and mitigation funding.
There will be a project kickoff meeting that is open to the public on November 21, 2013 from 10:00 am until noon. The meeting will be held at the Wake County Office Building, 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601 in Room G31.