Pre-Development Meetings

The purpose of a pre-development meeting is for people who are looking at locating a business here in Fuquay-Varina to have the opportunity to present your project to the Town Staff and receive feedback on the permits, processes and plan and construction requirements associated with your proposal. 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 because this meeting is preliminary, 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 standards affect your project's design and viability.
  • Provides you an overview of the processes and timing of Town reviews, approvals and permits, all of which may be required to locate a business in Fuquay-Varina.
  • Gives you an opportunity to hear how the Town requirements, especially those you may have not been aware of or considered, 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, and Economic Development Departments

Prior to Pre-Development Meeting



Contact the Town's Planning Department (919) 552-1429 or email planning@fuquay-varina.org at least two weeks prior to your preferred meeting date to allow the program areas to provide a more thorough and accurate assessment of the requirements and procedures applicable to your project.  You will need to have the Wake County PIN and/or address of the property, as well as a description of the proposed use in order to schedule this meeting. 

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, or any other design or plans you’ve already completed.  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. (for changes)
  • A quick review of 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 the Town Departments reviewing your project once your application is submitted. 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
  • Standard Specifications & Construction Details (Spec Book)
  • North Carolina State Building Code 
  • 2035 Community Vision Land Use Plan - DRAFT
  • 2035 Community Transportation Plan - DRAFT