Land Use Planning for the Town of Woodfin is governed in large part by Chapters 150 and 151 of the Code of Ordinance of the Town of Woodfin, the appropriately named Land Use and Subdivision Chapters. These sections of the code lay out rules and regulations for how and where you can establish different property uses, for example an R-7 zoning district is a place for high density residential neighborhoods whereas an H-I zoning district is a place for heavy industrial development.
It makes sense to design our community in such a way that we make room for almost every kind of use, but to do it in such a way that the maximum benefit is achieved for the maximum number of people. To accomplish this maximum benefit, the Land Use Code or Zoning Ordinance (as it is also called) sets us areas for each kind of use as well as rules for each area. Unfortunately, land use rules are not always easy to apply in the real world and sometimes circumstances, community interests, tastes, and drives evolve over time which leaves a large role for the Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment or P&Z Board.
The P&Z Board is a seven member body (with two alternates) appointed by the Board of Aldermen to review significant Subdivisions, Conditional Uses, potential revisions to land use law, Variance requests, Rezoning petitions, and similar matters.
Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment
Chairman Kenneth Razza
Board Member King Banks
Board Member Kasha Baxter
Board Member Sherry Campbell
Board Member Jeff Foster
Board Member Carl Harvey
Board Member Barbara Lamb
Board Member Steve Santangelo