Unified Development Ordinance

The Village of Cary has approved a comprehensive update to its development regulations. The result of this update is the new Unified Development Ordinance, or UDO, and zoning map. The UDO was approved at the Village Board Meeting on May 21, 2019. You are encouraged to contact Village staff at 847.639.1100 with any questions. 

The UDO will guide future land use development in Cary’s neighborhoods, downtown, corridors, and employment areas. For comparison, the last comprehensive update to the Village’s Zoning Ordinance was performed in 1997 and the Village Sign Ordinance in 2001. 

The Village of Cary retained the services of Houseal Lavigne Associates, LLC to assist with the process of updating development regulations through a series of public workshops with the consultant team, Board of Zoning, Planning and Appeals (ZPA), and Village staff. The main focus of the code update was to make the code more user friendly and utilize best planning practices. Existing standards within the code which were still applicable were retained and placed within the revised UDO’s structure. Some areas of the code however were redrafted to clearly define review processes, code requirements, and better achieve the Village’s land use vision.

12.2018 Draft copy of the Unified Development Ordinance                 02.14.19 ZPA Hearing Staff Report    

03.19.19 Revised Draft copy of the Unified Development Ordinance 

04.2019 Revised Draft copy of the Unified Development Ordinance

Draft copy of the proposed Zoning Map