The voluntary annexation process enables a property owner to request the City Council to annex their unincorporated property into the City of High Point.
An appeal may be taken to the Board of Adjustment (BOA) when a decision or determination made by staff or an enforcement action is believed to have been made in error.
Certificate of Appropriateness
A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is a permission granted by the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), following a public hearing, for changes or alterations to the exterior of a structure, or for changes to certain site features, such as major landscape changes.
A plan amendment is a revision to the Land Use Plan for the High Point Planning Area, and most times takes the form of a change to the Land Use Plan Map, but may also involve changes to the document text.
A special use is a use that may be appropriate in a zoning district, but because of its nature, extent, and external effects, requires special consideration of its location, design and methods of operation.
The street abandonment process enables an applicant to request the City Council to relinquish the public’s interest in a platted or dedicated street or alley right-of-way.
Street Name Change
The street name change process allows the Planning and Zoning Commission to consider requests to rename public and private streets.
The text amendment process enables an applicant to request changes in the text of the City’s Development Ordinance which establishes the requirements for land development and use.
A zoning variance provides relief from the dimensional standards of the Development Ordinance, such as setback requirements, structure height, lot coverage or similar numerical standards.
Zoning Map Amendment
A zoning map amendment (ZMA) changes the zoning district designation on a property or group of properties. This change is shown on the City’s Official Zoning Map.