Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 5 – 13 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 5.4. Character Protection Overlays | CHAPTER 5. ​OVERLAY DISTRICTS Sec. 5.4.1. General Historic Overlay District (-HOD-G) D. Prohibited Activities 1. Prohibited activities within a -HOD-G or Historic Landmark include the following when conducted without an approved Certificate of Appropriateness: a. The erection, alteration, changing, restoration, moving or demolition of: i. Any entire building or structure; ii. Any exterior features of a building or structure; iii. Any site features (including walls, fences, light fixtures, steps, pavement, paths or any other appurtenant features); iv. Trees; v. Any above-ground utility structure; vi. Any type of outdoor advertising sign; or vii. Any portion of the designated interior features of a Historic Landmark. b. The demolition by neglect ( Article 11.8. Demolition by Neglect of Historic Landmarks and StructuresWithin Historic Overlay Districts ) of: i. Any contributing building or structure; ii. Any exterior features of a contributing building or structure; iii. Site features (including walls, fences, light fixtures, steps, pavement, paths or any other appurtenant features); or iv. Any contributing outdoor advertising sign. 2. The demolition of any entire building, site or structure within a pending -HOD-G or pending Historic Landmark is prohibited when conducted without an approved Certificate of Appropriateness: a. Any demolition during the pending designation may be delayed for a period up to 180 days from the date of issuance (unless the Historic Development Commission votes to waive or shorten it) or until the City Council takes final action, whichever occurs first. b. Should the City Council approve the designation prior to the expiration of the 180 day delay period, a new application for a certificate of appropriateness for demolition must then be filed; however, the maximum period of delay for such demolition certificate shall be reduced by the Historic Development Commission equal to the period of delay while the designation was pending. E. Setbacks 1. The minimum and maximum setbacks within the -HOD-G and for Historic Landmarks shall be congruous with the setbacks of any typical well-related nearby building and structure within 1½ blocks and in the overlay district, and congruous with the character of the Historic Landmark, as set forth in the historic development standards below or as defined in the designation documents or nomination. 2. Where the setbacks or allowed encroachments of the underlying district conflict with these setback requirements, the setbacks of the historic development standards shall control. F. Height 1. Buildings and structures shall be congruous with the height of typical well- related nearby buildings and structures in the overlay district, and congruous with the character of the Historic Landmark, as set forth in the historic development standards below or as defined in the designation documents or nomination. 2. Where the height regulations or allowed height encroachments of the underlying district conflict with these height requirements, the height requirements of the historic development standards shall control. G. Signs No sign shall be erected, altered, restored or moved except in compliance with a Certificate of Appropriateness. H. Historic Development Standards 1. See documents entitled: "Design Guidelines for Raleigh Historic Districts and Landmarks dated May 2, 2017," “The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings,” and “The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for theTreatment of Historic Properties and the Guidelines for theTreatment of Cultural Landscapes.” These documents are incorporated by reference as authorized by N.C. Gen. Stat. §160A-76, are made a part of this UDO and are on file with Planning and Development. These documents contain architectural guidelines and design

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