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Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (NCOD)

Last updated Jun. 13, 2017 - 7:51 am

NCODs are zoning overlays that preserve and enhance the general quality and appearance of neighborhoods by regulating built environmental characteristics such as lot size, setbacks, building height, and vehicular surface area. NCODs generally apply several more restrictive standards than base zoning districts. Read more about other overlay tools used to preserve the character of neighborhoods on the Character Preservation Overlay Districts page.

Status Update

North Ridge South Map

On December 6, 2016, the North Ridge South neighborhood became the newest Neighborhood Conservation District Overlay in Raleigh. The adoption of the city ordinance creating the district was the result of a multi-stage process which began in December, 2015, when residents of the North Ridge South neighborhood in North Raleigh submitted a request and petition of citizens to City Council for consideration of creating a Neighborhood Conservation District (NCOD).

Properties within the new NCOD are highlighted above.

NCOD Standards

The new zoning overlay district applies these standards:

a. Minimum lot size: 17,900 square feet

b. Minimum lot frontage: 100 feet

c. Front yard setback: Minimum of 40 feet

d. Side street setback: Minimum of 30 feet

Process History

December 6, 2016:

At the Public Hearing, the City Council approves the boundaries of the NCOD, as presented. The effective date of the new Overlay regulations is that same day.

October 18, 2016:

Planning Commission recommendation is presented to the City Council. City Council schedules a public hearing for December 6, 2016.

October 11, 2016:

The rezoning case is presented to the Planning Commission. Planning Commission recommends approval (Minutes, p. 3-4).

August 17, 2016:

Neighbors submit application for rezoning. Staff begins review of rezoning case.

July 5, 2016:
Public Hearing for citizen input on the proposed text change. City Council adopts text change (Council Minutes, pp. 30-31) as Ordinance 618-TC380.

June 21, 2016:
Planning Commission recommendation for approval delivered to City Council (Minutes, p. 11).

May 3, 2016:
City Council authorizes text change (Minutes, pp. 25-26) to draft NCOD standards for Northridge South into the Unified Development Ordinance; referred to Planning Commission for review.

March 9, 2016:
Neighborhood meeting held by City Planning staff to present built environmental characteristics and regulations analysis. A summary of the meeting discussion and the presentation are available.

December 15, 2015:
Neighbors present petition of citizens, Council requests built environmental characteristics and regulations analysis.

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