What is the difference between a Future Land Use and a zoning district?
Zoning is a tool to help implement the Town's Comprehensive Plan. As a part of the Comprehensive Plan, the Future Land Use Element was adopted to assign Future Land Use designations to various areas of the Town. The Future Land Use designation determines the general type of land use that is allowed (such as commercial, residential or industrial), provides for location criteria (or the reasons why they should exist in certain locations of the Town and not others) and the maximum density or intensity of those uses. Within each Future Land Use designation, certain zoning district classifications can be assigned to provide a more detailed category of regulations. The zoning districts are located in the Town Code, which is an instrument of regulation passed by the Town Council and must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

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1. What is the current zoning and land use designation of my property?
2. What are the required setbacks for my property?
3. What are overlay districts?
4. What is a variance?
5. Can I get a variance for the use I want on my property?
6. How do I get a copy of a permitted site plan or an old survey of my home?
7. What is an easement?
8. What is my PCN (Property Control Number)?
9. May I split my property into two or more parcels?
10. What is the Comprehensive Plan?
11. What is the difference between a Future Land Use and a zoning district?