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Welcome to ReCodify Cashiers


ReCodify Cashiers is a new initiative by Jackson County, in partnership with the Cashiers Community, to update and improve the development regulations and development application review processes that apply within the Cashiers Commercial District.  Section 9.3 of the Jackson County Unified Development Ordinance (or “UDO”) includes the standards for the Cashiers Commercial District.  UDO Section 9.3 includes the rules for the types of allowable uses in the area and how development must be configured.  In 2019, Jackson County adopted a new small area plan for Cashiers that creates a framework for how the community will develop in the future.  The next step is to revise the development regulations for Cashiers in order to implement the recommendations in the small area plan.  ReCodify Cashiers is the effort to revise the development regulations.

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The consulting team is returning to Cashiers in late May to unveil the draft UDO changes.  There is a meeting with the Community Planning Council at 5:30P on Wednesday, May 29 at the Cashiers Library.  This Cashiers Planning Council (CPC) meeting is a review of the initial draft of the UDO changes proposed for the Cashiers Planning Area. It includes a review of the new sections, a comparison between the proposed recommendations and the current regulations, and the reasons for the proposed changes.


A public forum has been scheduled for Thursday, May 30 at 5:30P in the community room of the Recreation Center. This is a public forum to unveil the proposed changes to the County's UDO regarding Cashiers. The forum includes an overview of the proposed regulatory changes and the reasons for those changes. Emphasis will be placed on the new zoning districts, allowable use types (like mixed-uses), and the new development standards, including the community character-based requirements. The forum will also include a presentation of the proposed zoning district strategy for Cashiers - the potential locations of the recommended residential, non-residential, and mixed-use zoning. Session attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed regulations and zoning district designations during the forum.


CodeWright planners will be available for a full day of office hours meetings on Friday, May 31 to discuss questions from landowners or interested parties regarding their potential zoning district designation or other questions about the standards.  Interested parties should contact Jackson County Planning Staff at 828-631-2261 or via the County’s webpage at to schedule an office hours meeting by 10A on May 31st.


This webpage is a source for details about the ReCodify Cashiers project, the updates to Jackson County UDO Section 9.3, and how to get involved with the project.  The Project Update tab includes the latest information on the project in the form of project trip summary notes.  The FAQ tab is a place to find answers to your questions about the project and pose new ones for the project team to consider.  The Documents tab is a place for current County documents and draft work products prepared as a part of the ReCodify Cashiers project.  The Schedule tab provides an overview of the project schedule, which is expected to be completed in October or November of 2023.  The Participate tab describes the times and places where you can ask questions, provide input, and get more detailed information.

Contact Us

Project contact: Mike Poston, Planning Director

Phone: 828-631-2261


Address:     538 Scott’s Creek Road

Suite 217

Sylva, NC 27520

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