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Overlay Districts, Plans & Manuals (LDO)

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The following plans and manuals outline special design districts and standards that customize some aspect of the Land Development Ordinance for specific areas within Greensboro. Other reference manuals and development standards that may be applicable to development in these areas and are part of the City's Code of Ordinances or incorporated in the Code by reference are shown further below.  Contact the Planning Department at 336-373-2144 for more information on these districts and their application for development.

Scenic Corridor Overlay Districts

NC Highway 68 and Greensboro Urban Loop (Manual) (Map)

Pedestrian Scale Overlay Districts

East Market Street (Manual) (Map)
Spring Garden Street Design Manual (Manual) (Map)

Historic District Overlay Districts

Historic District Manual and Design Guidelines (Manual)
Dunleath District (Map)
College Hill District (Map)
Fisher Park District (Map)

Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts

Westridge Road (Manual) (Map)

Downtown Design Overlay District

Downtown Design and Compatibility Manual
Map of the District Boundary 
Downtown Design Manual (Process & Guidelines) 
Downtown Design Manual (Appendices) 

Miscellaneous Overlay Districts

Airport Overlay District (Text) (Map
Visual Corridor Overlay District (Text) (Map)
Central Business Overlay District (Text) (Map)

Traditional Neighborhood Districts

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive North
Willow Oaks

Other Adopted Manuals and Standards

Roadway Design Standards

Cross Access (Text)
Driveway Manual (Manual)
Roadway and Utility Design Manual (Standards)
Sidewalk Manual (Manual)
Street Connectivity Policy (Policy)
Street Design Standards Manual (Manual)
Street Naming and Addressing Manual (Manual)
Waterline and Sewer Construction Manual (Standards)

Stormwater Drainage Standards

NC Division of Water Quality Stormwater BMP Manual (Manual)
Storm Drainage Design Manual (Manual)
Stormwater Management Manual (Manual)


Dedicated Drainageway and Open Space (Map
Commercial Dumpster Design Standards (Specifications)
Landscaping and Tree Conservation Manual (Manual)