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Land Use controls
|An area zoned strictly for aesthetic or appearance considerations
|Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
|A Federal Act that facilitates accessibility and mobility by ramp construction, safety rails, wider doors, and other accommodations.
|Areas such as landscaped parks and playgrounds used to separate and screen residential areas from nonresidential areas
|NC requirements as to construction standards, with the primary purpose being safety.
|Written governmental permission for the construction, alteration, or demolition of an improvement, showing compliance with building codes and zoning ordinances.
|Certificate of Occupancy
|Issued upon the satisfactory inspection of a structure; building is fit for occupancy and there are no building code violations
|Granted to a property owner who wishes to use property in a special way that is in the public interest such as a church or hospital.
|Declaration of Restrictive Covenants
|A declaration of limitations established by a developer.
|State legislation that confers zoning powers on municipal governments.
|Extra-territorial Jurisdictions (ETJs)
|Areas outside incorporated limits that are subject to the zoning restrictions of a municipality
|Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
|Agency responsible for designating flood hazard areas bordering rivers and streams.
|Flood Hazard Area
|Areas designated by FEMA as being prone to flooding.
|Historic Preservation Zoning
|A zone created to preserve historic buildings and sites that are irreplaceable.
|Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
|Law that requires those engaged in the interstate sale or leasing of subdivision lots to file a statement of record and register the details of the land with HUD
|Loss of a right through undue delay or failure to assert it.
|The primary method by which local governments recognize development goals.
|Real property uses that were legally established before adoption of current zoning plan, but have been "grandfathered".
|A type of zoning that is superimposed over another type of zoning.
|A map of a subdivision indicating the location and boundaries of individual properties. Generally shows lots, blocks, easements, streets, floodplains, etc. Usually requires official approval before recordation.
|The state's inherent authority to create and adopt regulations necessary to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizenry.
|A report furnished to prospective buyers contain essential information about a development contain 25 or more lots.
|Private agreements usually imposed by the owner when property is sold that limits property use; frequently used by owner/developer to maintain specific standards in the subdivision. The covenants are appurtenant. Also called protective covenants
|Restrictive Covenant or Protective Covenant
|Private agreements usually imposed by the owner when property is sold that limits property use; frequently used by owner/developer to maintain specific standards in a subdivision. The covenants are appurtenant. Also called protective covenants.
|When a particular property or group of properties is rezoned to permit a use different from the neighboring properties use.
|All divisions of a tract or parcel of land into two or more lots, building sites, or other divisions for the purpose of sale or building development
|Permission obtained from zoning authorities to build a structure or conduct a use that is expressly prohibited by the current zoning laws.
|Laws imposed by local government authorities that regulate and control the use of land and structures within a designated district or zone.