Planning In Progress

2015 ETJ Extension Request

March 26, 2016
Town of Holly Springs has submitted a request to the Wake County Planning Department to expand the Town’s current Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ).  The last major expansion of the Holly Springs ETJ was in 2006.  

In April 2015 the Town of Holly Springs Town Council adopted Resolution 15-18, a request for additional Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) from the Wake County Board of Commissioners.  As a result, Staff has submitted a full report regarding this request.  The details of the review process are below. View report.
A municipality's planning jurisdiction is the land that lies within its corporate limits plus its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).  State law  authorizes municipalities to have ETJ so they can control development in areas that are expected to come within their corporate limits in the near future.  This enables municipalities to better ensure that development patterns and associated infrastructure will allow the efficient provision of urban services.

In Wake County, the Board of Commissioners must agree to grant any extension of a municipality's ETJ, for this reason, the Wake County Board of Commissioners have adopted criteria to evaluate the potential for an area's development, the municipality's ability to provide services, and its capability and commitment to good planning and managing of development.  In addition to conformance with the criteria, the Board of Commissioners will also consider the opinions of residents and property owners in the area requested for ETJ, and shall include those opinions in its consideration.
The proposed ETJ expansion area covers approximately 16.9 square miles and is mainly west/southwest of the current town limits but also includes properties to the northeast of Town.  Property included in the ETJ is not subject to Town Taxes, but will be subject to Town of Holly Springs Planning and Zoning and building regulations. 
View Map of the 2015 ETJ Extension Request

Read answers to commonly asked questions about Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to learn more about what this may mean for you.  ETJ FAQ's
Meeting Schedule:
Meeting Date: May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Public Meeting
Holly Springs Planning Board
Holly Springs Town Hall Council Chambers
128 S. Main Street, Holly Springs, NC

Meeting Date: June 7, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Public Hearing & Official Action
Holly Springs Town Council
Holly Springs Town Hall Council Chambers
128 S. Main Street, Holly Springs, NC

Contact Information
Gina Clapp, Director of Planning & Zoning
Department of Planning & Zoning
Town of Holly Springs
128 S. Main Street
Holly Springs, NC 27540
(919) 557-3928
Bryan Coates, Planner III
Wake County Planning
PO Box 550 | 336 Fayetteville St, Suite 101 (Physical)
Raleigh, NC  27602
(919) 856-6310