Seven Members | Three-Year Term of Office. Appointments made by the Goldsboro City Council are limited to citizens who reside within the Goldsboro City limits. Appointees selected by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners must reside beyond the City limits but within the one-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The Goldsboro Planning Commission convenes the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p. m., in joint session with the Goldsboro City Council in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall located at 214 North Center Street. The Planning Commission / Board of Adjustment also meets the last Monday of each month at 7:00 p. m. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall located at 214 North Center Street.
Establishment and Purpose
The Goldsboro Planning Commission was created by the City Council (then Board of Aldermen) in October, 1925. Generally, the function of the Planning Commission is to study the resources, possibilities and needs of the City, prepare plans and maps for systematic future development to improve the quality of life and propose changes to plans within the City where necessary and advisable. This includes staff proposals for area and City-wide development patterns, petitions for changes in zoning, street closings, subdivisions, Special Use Permits, and similar items as required within the Goldsboro Zoning Code. The Planning Commission may also develop land use policy and make recommendations designed to make the City of Goldsboro a better place in which to live and work.
In 2010, the City Council provided for the Planning Commission to also serve as the Board of Adjustment. The Goldsboro Board of Adjustment, a quasi-judicial body, is vested with the authority to hear and decide appeals concerning any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Building Inspector. In certain cases, the Board of Adjustment may also grant permits and appropriate conditions and safeguards for Special Uses as authorized by the City Zoning Code.
For additional information regarding the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, please contact the Planning and Community Development DepartmentFor additional information regarding the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, please contact the Planning and Community Development Department at (919) 580-4333.