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Neighborhood Conservation Overlay: Quiz

How much do you really know about the proposed Mill Village Neighborhood Conservation Overlay (NCO)? Take this quiz to see if your knowledge is based on facts or myths!

1. The NCO forbids the following type of land use:?
  • Retail Business
  • Heavy Industry
  • Multi-family
  • None of the above
2. The following exterior house colors are not acceptable under the NCO:
  • Red, Orange, and Purple
  • Red, Purple, and Blue
  • Purple only
  • None of the above
3. To make their houses meet the new code, homeowners must complete the following within 5 years of the NCO passage:
  • Install double-paned insulated windows
  • Clean the front porch
  • Install an acceptable energy-efficient heating and cooling system
  • None of the above
4. According to the NCO, a property owner must request a permit to do the following:
  • Paint his/her house
  • Repair siding
  • Install an outbuilding
  • None of the above
5. Which of the following is forbidden by the NCO:
  • Raising pit bulls in the back yard
  • Keeping trash on the porch
  • Enclosing the front porch
  • None of the above
6. The NCO allows additions to be built to a house:
  • By adding a 2nd storey or dormers
  • At the rear of the house
  • Wherever there is room to build
  • Additions are not allowed
7. Which type of siding is not allowed by the NCO:
  • Metal
  • Vinyl
  • Cement
  • None of the above
8. The NCO is more lenient than Mooresville Zoning Code with regards to:
  • Animals
  • Setbacks
  • Fences
  • None of the above
9. According to the NCO, when a new house is built it must:
  • Look like a mill house
  • Include sidewalks in the front
  • Be owner-occupied
  • None of the above
10) Neighborhood Conservation Overlay districting is most similar to:
  • Historic Districting
  • Local zoning and land-use regulations
  • North Carolina residential code for one- and two-family dwellings
  • Eminent Domain

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Mooresville Mill Village Initiative
last updated November 2, 2009