Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 5 – 2 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 5. ​OVERLAY DISTRICTS | Article 5.1. General Provisions Sec. 5.1.1. District Intent Statements 3. Urban Watershed Protection Overlay District (-UWPOD) a. The -UWPOD is intended to protect the integrity of drinking water in Raleigh and surrounding communities, so as to provide clean and safe water for residents, business, industries, plant and animal life at a reasonable cost. b. The -UWPOD is applicable to ClassWS-IV waters only and is divided into 2 areas: a primary water supply watershed protection area and a secondary water supply watershed protection area. c. Regulations in the -UWPOD include impervious surface limitations and natural resource buffer yards. Use limitations are imposed by this overlay district. 4. Falls Watershed Protection Overlay District (-FWPOD) a. The -FWPOD is intended to protect the integrity of drinking water in Raleigh and surrounding communities, so as to provide clean and safe water for residents, businesses, industries, plant and animal life at a reasonable cost. b. The -FWPOD is applicable to ClassWS-IV waters only and is divided into 2 areas: a primary reservoir watershed protection area and a secondary reservoir watershed protection area. c. Regulations in the -FWPOD include impervious surface limitations and natural resource buffer yards. Along watercourses, additional design standards are applied. Use limitations are imposed by this 0verlay district. 5. Swift Creek Watershed Protection Overlay District (-SWPOD) a. The -SWPOD is intended to protect the integrity of drinking water in Raleigh and surrounding communities, so as to provide clean and safe water for residents, businesses, industries, plant and animal life at a reasonable cost. b. The -SWPOD is applicable to ClassWS-III waters only and is divided into 2 areas: a primary reservoir watershed protection area and a secondary reservoir watershed protection area. c. Regulations in the -SWPOD include impervious surface limitations and natural resource buffer yards. Along watercourses, additional design standards are applied. Use limitations are imposed by this overlay district. Article 5.1. General Provisions Sec. 5.1.1. District Intent Statements A. General Purpose 1. The intent of the Overlay Districts is to apply regulations that achieve a specific purpose to a targeted area. 2. If a use is prohibited in either an applicable Overlay District or the General Use District, then that use is prohibited, even though one of the districts allows the use. The enumeration of expressly prohibited uses shall not be deemed either exclusive or all-inclusive. 3. In the event of a conflict with the General Use District, the overlay standards shall apply. B. Environmental Overlays 1. Airport Overlay District (-AOD) a. The -AOD protects the efficiency and long term usefulness of an area's aviation facilities, highways, arterials and major streets by controlling the type and design of land uses in proximity to such facilities. b. Provisions are made to ensure the attractiveness of this significant gateway to the City, and to protect the public from adverse health effects and annoyance by aircraft noise. c. Residential and similar uses are prohibited in the -AOD. The uses permitted are better able to protect themselves from aircraft noise and implement the functions of the airport. 2. Metro-Park Overlay District (-MPOD) a. The -MPOD preserves and protects the integrity of large natural parks that serve the citizens of Raleigh, the region and the state. b. Parks are protected from incompatible uses and intense developments, by the application of impervious surface and building height limitations near the boundaries of any Metro-Park. c. In general, land in a -MPOD is approximately 1,000 to 1,500 feet deep, as measured from the boundary of a Metro-Park, and follows identifiable features or boundaries, wherever possible.

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