Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 5 – 3 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 5.1. General Provisions | CHAPTER 5. ​OVERLAY DISTRICTS Sec. 5.1.1. District Intent Statements C. Corridor Overlays 1. Special Highway Overlay Districts (-SHOD-1 and -SHOD-2) -SHOD-1 and -SHOD-2 protect and preserve the natural scenic beauty along designated major access corridors and specified principal arterials. Maintaining the attractiveness of these corridors and arterials enhances the economic value of the community by encouraging tourism and trade. -SHOD-1 and -SHOD-2 are established for the purpose of: a. Protecting the public investment in and lengthening the time during which major access corridors and specified principal arterials can continue to serve their functions without expansion or relocation by expediting the free flow of traffic and reducing the hazards arising from unnecessary points of ingress and egress and cluttered roadside development; b. Reducing the costs of future roadway expansions by requiring that buildings and structures be sufficiently set back from the right-of-way to provide adequate storage for vehicles until they can safely enter the highway; c. Reserving adequate roadside space through which neighborhood traffic may be admitted to and from the roadway system in a manner that avoids undue traffic concentrations, sudden turning and stopping and other hazards; and d. In contrast to -SHOD-1, -SHOD-2 contains no additional height or gross site size. -SHOD-2 requires a narrower protective yard and less planting than -SHOD-1. D. Character Protection Overlays 1. General Historic Overlay District (-HOD-G) a. The -HOD-G preserves and protects certain areas, structures, buildings and objects within the City's zoning jurisdiction that are considered to be valued and important assets and have special significance in terms of one or more of the following: history, prehistory, archaeology, architecture and culture and possess integrity of design, setting, materials, feeling and association. b. Regulations promote the use of and conservation of Historic Districts for the education, pleasure and enrichment of the residents of Raleigh, Wake County and the State of North Carolina. 2. Streetside Historic Overlay District (-HOD-S) a. The -HOD-S preserves and protects certain areas, structures, buildings and objects within the City's zoning jurisdiction that are considered to be valued and important assets and have special significance in terms of one or more of the following: history, prehistory, archaeology, architecture and culture and possess integrity of design, setting, materials, feeling and association. b. Regulations promote the use of and conservation of Historic Districts for education, pleasure and enrichment of the residents of Raleigh, Wake County and the State of North Carolina. c. In contrast to the -HOD-G, a -HOD-S applies only to structures as viewed from the adjacent street. 3. Neighborhood Conservation District (-NCOD) a. The -NCOD preserves and enhances the general quality and appearance of older neighborhoods, for it is recognized that built environmental characteristics are a major part of the identity and positive image of the City. b. Through the regulation of street design, greenways, rights-of-way and built environmental characteristics, -NCOD stabilizes and improves property values and promotes local design qualities. c. By respecting the context of existing built environmental characteristics, the -NCOD reduces conflicts between new construction and existing development, and it encourages compatible infill development. E. Transit Overlays 1. Transit Overlay District (-TOD) a. When combined with the appropriate base district, height and frontage, the -TOD allows for intense, compact and walkable mixed-use development in core areas around planned transit stations as designated on the Urban FormMap or in an adopted station area plan. b. The -TOD modifies the underlying district, height and frontage standards to promote a vibrant pedestrian core by prohibiting certain incompatible uses, reducing required parking and limiting surface parking and requiring that buildings have a minimum of 2 stories.

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