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UNC School of Government

Special use Permits

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USD 65

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This module examines what a special use permit is and how it is different from other types of development review. Viewers will also learn about the standards that are used to determine if a special use permit should be approved or denied. The module then reviews the type of evidence needed to decide a special use permit application and concludes with a look at how decisions are made on special use permits.


David Owens joined the Institute of Government in 1989. Prior to that, he was an attorney and senior planner for the Wisconsin State Planning Office and spent 10 years with the NC Division of Coastal Management. His publications include numerous books and articles on zoning law, including the bas...

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