Pre-Development Meetings

The purpose of a pre-development meeting is for people who are looking at locating a business here in Fuquay-Varina, or developing a new business in an existing building or developing a piece of property, to have the opportunity to present your project to the Town Departments and receive feedback on the permits, processes and costs associated with your proposal. For homeowners, a pre-development meeting might help you decide about adding on to your home, or for commercial developers it might also include large subdivision to assist in your project costs analysis. 

This meeting is preliminary and staff makes every attempt to identify all the important issues of your project. However it is important to recognize that this meeting is preliminary and the feedback you receive is only as accurate as the information you provide.

Why is a Pre-Development Meeting Important?



  • Helps you understand how Town planning, zoning, inspections and development standards affects your project's design.
  • Provides you an overview of the processes and timing of Town approvals and permits.
  • Gives you an opportunity to request a fee estimate so that you can determine how the Town fees affect your project budget.
  • Gives you an opportunity to meet the Town Departments who will be reviewing your project, ask questions and get answers.

Which Town Departments Attend Pre-Development Meetings?



Planning, Inspections, Engineering, Public Utilities, Fire Marshal, Economic Development

Prior to Pre-Development Meeting



Contact the Town's Planning Department (919) 753-1012 or email pre-development@fuquay-varina.org at least two weeks prior to your scheduled pre-development meeting date to allow the program areas to provide a more thorough and accurate assessment of the requirements and procedures applicable to your project. 

Bring with you to the Pre-Development Meeting



  • Site plans and/or drawing showing all existing and proposed structures, parking, landscaping areas with dimensions to adjacent property lines and between structures. Street names and landmarks should be clearly identified and easily identifiable. An engineered drawing is not required, but may be provided.
  • Floor Plan (for new uses and change of use in an existing building)
  • Elevations and proposed building materials, facade colors, etc. 
  • A Business Plan, detailing how the proposed business will function (Hours of operation, number of employees, etc)

What to Expect at a Pre-Development Meeting?



When you are in this meeting, you will be introduced to representatives from all the Town Departments that will review your project once your application is submitted. Prior to submitting your building/inspection applications, you will be given an opportunity to present your project. Staff will then provide you with information on local development ordinances and regulations apply or affect your proposal.

Town Development Ordinances & Documents



  • Land Development Ordinance
  • Land Use Plan
  • Town Center Plan
  • Community Pedestrian Plan