Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 5 – 11 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-) d. Minimum Tree Requirements In no case may credits for preserved trees eliminate the shade and understory tree spacing requirement above; no protective yard may contain less than 1 tree. 3. Reduction of Shrubs The amount of required shrubs may be reduced by 50% if existing trees located in the protective yard meet the space, quantity and specification requirements are at least 25 feet tall and are preserved and protected from encroachments under Sec. 5.3.1.G.2.b. 4. Supplemental Planting Supplemental plantings may be required, if it can be reasonably inferred that after 5 years, the existing vegetation will not meet the requirements of this section. Where such supplemental plantings are required, the plantings must meet the requirements of Sec. 5.3.1.F. H. Expansions and Additions 1. General Requirements Any new and expanded loading, utility service, and display area, building, structure, surface area of the use or vehicular surface may not locate in any protective yard. 2. In -SHOD-1 a. A protective yard at least 12 feet wide and containing 25% of the plantings required in Sec. 5.3.1.F. must be provided on the property if the gross floor area, surface area, vehicular surface area or any combination is increased by 25% of the existing area. b. For each additional percent of expansion greater than 25%, an additional 1½ feet of protective yard width and 3% of additional planting material must be added to the initial requirements until 100% of the requirements are met. 3. In -SHOD-2 a. A protective yard at least 10 feet wide and containing 40% of the plantings required in Sec. 5.3.1.F. must be provided on the property if the gross floor area, surface area, vehicular surface area or any combination is increased by 25% of the existing area. b. For each additional percent of expansion greater than 25%, an additional factor of 6/1o of a foot of protective yard width and 2 4/1o % of additional planting material must be added to the initial requirements until 100% of the requirements are met. I. Lighting 1. All outdoor lighting shall be full cutoff. 2. No exterior lighting may cause illumination in excess of   4/1o maintained footcandle on any lot containing a dwelling, congregate care facility, life care community or Residential District. J. Outdoor Service Facilities Any outdoor pay window, drive-in facility, drive-thru facility, automated teller machine or any other outdoor service facility that is located on a lot that abuts a dwelling, congregate care facility, life care community or a Residential District, other than in a street, must be located at least 100 feet away from the abutting property line.

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