Notice of Public Hearing

Town of Waynesville Planning Board


Date:                    May 3, 2024

Contact:               The Town of Waynesville Development Services Department, (828) 456-8647

Olga Grooman, Assistant Development Services Director,

Elizabeth Teague, Development Services Director,


The Town of Waynesville Planning Board will hold a public hearing on May 20th, 2024 at 5:30 pm, in the Town Hall Board Room, located at 9 South Main Street, Waynesville, NC, to consider a map amendment to create a Railroad Overlay (RR-O) District. 

Pursuant to the Waynesville 2035 Comprehensive Plan recommendations, the Town Planning Board examined the area along the railroad right-of-way for its land use challenges and opportunities. In September, 2023, the Waynesville Town Council adopted the “Railroad Overlay District,” to create an option for more flexible mixed uses and development standards within the Town’s zoning. The Railroad Overlay District is now proposed as a zoning map amendment for the two areas below (Frog Level and Hazelwood areas) through a formal public hearing.

For more information about the railroad corridor study, visit

To access the Railroad Overlay District ordinance, see Section 2.6.3 of the Town’s Land Development Standards (LDS):


Please click here for the maps of the proposed overlay district.