The Official Zoning Map of the City of Brevard works in conjunction with the Unified Development Ordinance to establish the development regulations within the City's planning and zoning jurisdiction. The zoning map places all parcels of land within the City's jurisdiction into the various zoning districts. The use of these districts to create different "zones" of land uses is what gives "zoning" its name. This map is an official part of the UDO (see Chapter 1).
Changing the map to move land from one zoning district to another is called a zoning map amendment, or a rezoning, and is considered an amendment to the zoning ordinance and must follow the legislative process outline in the North Carolina General Statutes. This process includes an advisory review by the Planning Board and an public hearing by City Council.