Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 5 – 9 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 5.3. Corridor Overlays | CHAPTER 5. ​OVERLAY DISTRICTS Sec. 5.3.1. ​Special Highway Overlay Districts (-SHOD-) b. Any portion of a lot abutting a Major Access Corridor where the property both adjoins and gains access from a public Marginal Access Street and parallel to a Major Access Corridor requires a 25-foot protective yard landscaped in accordance with Sec. 5.3.1.F. , or on parcels 2 acres and larger in size, the protective yard must be established as tree conservation area in accordance with Article 9.1. Tree Conservation . c. Any portion of a lot abutting a Thoroughfare or Commercial Street, other than a Major Access Corridor, that intersects with and gains access from a Major Access Corridor requires a 25-foot protective yard for a distance of 200 feet from the intersection of the rights-of-way. All protective yards must be landscaped in accordance with Sec. 5.3.1.F. or on parcels 2 acres and larger in size, the protective yard must be established as tree conservation area in accordance with Article 9.1. Tree Conservation . E. Height 1. Height in -SHOD-1 Buildings and structures cannot exceed a height of 75 feet or 5 stories. 2. Height in -SHOD-2 Buildings and structures cannot exceed the maximum allowed height of the underlying district. F. Planting Requirements in Protective Yards 1. Required Plant Materials All required protective yards shall contain the following plantings. Planting per 100 Lineal Feet SHOD-1 SHOD-2 Shade Trees Deciduous 7 3 Evergreen 3 2 Understory Trees 6 3 Shrubs 32 16 % Deciduous (max) 40% 40% Shrub Alternates Wall, Fence or Berm Wall, Fence or Berm 2. Shade Trees a. All required trees must be a locally-adapted species with an expected mature height of 35 feet or greater and an expected mature crown spread of at least 30 feet or greater unless subject to an overhead power line in which case the mature height may be less. b. Each deciduous tree must be at least 14 feet in height and have a minimum caliper of 3½ inches at time of planting. c. Each evergreen tree must be at least 8 feet in height and have a minimum caliper of 2 inches at time of planting. d. Two evergreen trees a minimum of 4½ feet in height when planted may be substituted for each required evergreen tree. e. Trees cannot be planted within a tree conservation area or the critical root zone of an existing tree and must be planted at least 15 feet from any other tree and no further than 50 feet from any other tree, measured from tree trunk to tree trunk. 3. Understory Trees a. Understory trees must be a locally-adapted species with an expected mature height of at least 15 feet and an expected mature crown spread of at least 15 feet. b. Each understory tree must be a minimum height of 6 feet tall at time of planting. c. Trees cannot be planted within a tree conservation area or the critical root zone of an existing tree and must be planted at least 15 feet from any other tree and no further than 50 feet from any other tree, measured from tree trunk to tree trunk. 4. Shrubs a. All shrubs must be locally-adapted species, and when planted must be a minimum height of 24 inches. The expected maintained minimum height of the shrubs must be 5 feet within 3 years of planting. b. Shrub planting must form at least 1 continuous row of shrubs spaced 5 feet on center across the entire protective yard except for driveways. Shrubs must be planted outside of and adjacent to any tree conservation area. Shrubs cannot be planted within the critical root zone of any tree in protective yards that are not tree conservation areas.

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