ARO Evaluation

Last Updated: 5/20/2022

City of High Point Airport Overlay (ARO) District Evaluation and Land Use Policy Recommendations

In 2021, an assessment was done to analyze the results of the Piedmont Triad International Airport Part 150 Update study to determine if any changes to the city's Airport Overlay District are warranted. The Piedmont Triad International Airport Part 150 Update is an airport noise compatibility study required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The assessment report provided information on prior airport noise studies, the Part 150 Update study's conclusions, and the Planning and Development Department's resulting recommendations for the Airport Overlay District. 

The assessment resulted in three main recommendations:

  • Airport Overlay District Changes
    • 8 Areas of Airport Overlay District change (Areas A-H)
  • Text Amendments
    • Add avigation easement requirement
  • Conduct Land Use Policy Evaluation
    • Evaluate impact of district changes on adopted policy
    • Ensure clarity in land use policy
    • Determine if any land use policy changes are needed

The Land Use Policy Evaluation was recently completed and the City is now ready to move forward with implementing the district changes, text amendment, and the recommended policy changes based on the land use policy evaluation.

The city will be holding a public informational meeting on June 27, 2022 at the River Landing at Sandy Ridge Clubhouse, 1701 Iona Drive, from 5 to 7 PM, to give the public an overview of the recommendations and answer any questions.

Please review the documents in the table below and give us your feedback. Comments and questions can be submitted to

Following the public information meeting, comments will be reviewed and considered prior to completing the public hearing recommendations which will be presented to and considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council.

To receive updates on this project, please sign up to receive notifications via the City's Notify Me group for the Airport Overlay (ARO) District Evaluation and Land Use Policy Recommendations.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Development Department at 336-883-3328.


Below are links to documents that are related to this project. 

Document Description
Airport Overlay Districts (ARO) Fact Sheet (PDF) This is a summary of the ARO district regulations.
Airport Overlay District Land Use Policy Evaluation (PDF)   This is an evaluation of the potential need for changes to land use policy based on the proposed ARO district areas of change. 
Current ARO District Map (PDF) Maps showing the current ARO District
Proposed ARO District Changes Map (PDF) Map showing the proposed 8 areas of change to the ARO District.