What is a master plan?
Master plans graphically depict the schematic layout and other additional information (such as type of use, density, maximum square footages, etc.) for proposed future development on a specific parcel. While most rezoning and special use permit applications include some form of master plan, the zoning ordinance requires a master plan for all proposals for rezoning property to Residential Planned Community (R-4), Planned Unit Development (PUD), or Mixed Use (MU), or to apply the residential cluster overlay.

Master plans help the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors visualize what proposed developments will ultimately look like when they’re completed. Requirements for what must be included on a master plan are detailed in Section 24-484 (b) of the ordinance.

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1. What is a master plan?
2. When can I submit an application?
3. How long will it take to process my application?
4. What is the procedure?
5. If my application is denied, can I appeal the Board of Supervisors’ decision?
6. If my application is denied, can I try again at a later time?