Until further notice, City Planning will be closed to the public due to COVID-19. We are still operational.
You can reach us at 479.575.8267.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your flexibility and cooperation during this time.
New Development, Licensing and Permitting System Now in Operation
On July 13, the City of Fayetteville implemented a new web-based system called EnerGov™ to handle applications and payments for Planning, Engineering, Building Safety, Business Licensing, Alcoholic Beverage and HMR/Supplemental Beverage. For more information about this transition, please click here.
NEW PUBLIC NOTICE PROCESS FOR PLANNING ITEMS GOING TO PUBLIC HEARING
The Fayetteville City Council has adopted an ordinance to amend §157.01 Notifications and Public Hearings. All notifications will now include property owners and residents with separate addresses within 200' of the subject property boundary.
Please click this link to open a tutorial that will help determine who gets notification and will create a list of those property owners and residents with separate addresses.
Please click this link to see a copy of the Ordinance that will be enacted on September 5, 2019.
Please click on the Applications link in the left column of this page. Planning applications are also on the Development Services Department web page. To view all Development Services applications click here. All applications.
Current Projects and Staff Comments
Click the following link to our to review projects that are pending public hearing and view comments generated for current projects that are under review in the Planning Division.
The City Planning Division serves as support staff for the Fayetteville Planning Commission and Subdivision Committee. A copy of the full agenda packet for Planning Commission meetings will be posted on the website typically on the day before the meeting. Please view a copy of these agendas at your own convenience.
Long Range Planning
City Planning staff is responsible for long range planning in Fayetteville, including changes to the City's zoning code, drafting new ordinances that work toward achieving the goals of City Plan 2030, and coordinating with the citizens and stakeholders of Fayetteville.
Established as a City Plan 2030 benchmark, City staff is charged with the responsibility of completing long-range neighborhood plans that utilize mixed-use and pedestrian-friendly concepts, as well as form-based codes, that guide future development sensitive to the needs of each neighborhood. To date, the City Council has adopted the following neighborhood master plans:
- Downtown Master Plan
- Walker Park Neighborhood Master Plan
- Fayette Junction Master Plan
- Wedington Corridor Plan
Overlay & Special Districts
An overlay district is a special district or zone that requires additional regulation of construction and development projects. Fayetteville currently has 4 overlay districts:
- The I-49 Design Overlay District (DOD)
- The Hillside Hilltop Overlay District (HHOD)
- The Downtown Design Overlay District (DDOD)
- The Stream Side Protection Ordinance (SSPO)
Many of the city's interactive maps are maintained by the Geographic Information System (GIS) Division, including Future Land Use, the Master Street Plan, and Zoning maps; however, the official Zoning Map, signed by the Mayor, is located in the Planning Office.