The Cape Fear River Plan & Re-Zoning Adopted
- Cape Fear River Plan & Appendix- Adopted by Resolution R2016-044,
23 May 2016
- Cape Fear River Overlay Zoning District Ordinance- Adopted, 23 May 2016
Thank you for your input! At the direction of the City Council, planning staff completed a river planning initiative that looked at the Cape Fear River Corridor and possible future alternatives.
The Cape Fear River Area Plan is the first of a number of high priority target areas that will be studied by City staff during the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update.
The River Plan is centered around those areas that have been identified
as most prone to significant land use change in the future. Along with recommendations and guidance, the River Plan has an updated Land Use Map that replaces the 2010 Future Land Use Plan. Particularly problematic uses are addressed by the Cape Fear River Overlay Zoning District.
On June 27, 2016, the City Council adopted Rezoning Case #P16-18F, the rezoning of certain properties (within the City of Fayetteville) as illustrated on the adjacent map, for inclusion into the Cape Fear River Overlay District.
The Cape Fear River Overlay District was adopted May 23, 2016. The Overlay prohibits certain heavy industrial uses, protects the natural edges of the bank and the water quality by establishing a buffer along the riverbank, and allows reduced setbacks in the River Village area.
Public Hearings were be held before the Zoning Commission and City Council.
For more information contact: Will Deaton, (910) 433-1936.
- Existing River
- Possible Future Alternative- Recreation & Access
- Possible Future Alternative- Mixed Use Development
Information from the January 28, 2016 Community Input Session:
- Powerpoint Presentation with Public Survey Results
- Media Coverage- Fayetteville Observer
- Community Input Session Flyer
Maps and Graphics from the November 19, 2015 Open House/Drop-In:
- Aerial of the Study Area
- Compatible Uses
- Existing Land Use Map
- Flood Plain Map
- Master Plan Opportunities
- Public Realm Map
- Regional Context Map
- Target Areas
- Timeline (History of Events)
- Transportation Network Map
Recent Related Fayetteville Observer Articles
"Proposed Park along Cape Fear River Could be a Catalyst" Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
"South Carolina City's Riverfront Park a Magnet for Development" Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015