Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 5 – 14 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 5. ​OVERLAY DISTRICTS | Article 5.4. Character Protection Overlays Sec. 5.4.2. Streetside Historic Overlay District (-HOD-S) standards that will be applied in considering applications for Certificates of Appropriateness to ensure as far as possible that the exterior features of buildings, structures and their associated features located within a -HOD-G, and designated as a Historic Landmark, remain in harmony with other buildings, structures and appurtenant features in the overlay district, and the character of the Historic Landmark. 2. The current edition of “The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings” shall be the sole standards and guidelines used in reviewing applications submitted by the State of North Carolina for a Certificate of Appropriateness. 3. The issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness shall not be prohibited in situations where, owing to special conditions affecting the structure (such as topography, availability of materials, and lot size) but not affecting the -HOD-G or Historic Landmarks generally, compliance with the historic development standards would cause an unusual and unnecessary hardship on the property owner beyond that which other property owners in the -HOD-G or of Historic Landmarks would meet. Sec. 5.4.2. Streetside Historic Overlay District (-HOD-S) A. Purpose and Objectives 1. The -HOD-S is established to provide for protection of the traditional development patterns of an area and to preserve historic resources found in it. The focus is on maintaining that character and on preserving those key character-defining features of individual historic resources within the district, as viewed from the street right-of-way, excluding alleys (as further defined below). 2. A -HOD-S consists of areas that are deemed to be of special significance in terms of their history, prehistory, architecture, archeology or culture, and to possess integrity of design, setting, materials, feeling, and association. 3. The -HOD-S has the following objectives: a. To promote the preservation and continued use of areas that contain a number of properties of historic significance; b. To preserve the integrity of historically significant resources found in the area; c. To support sustainability by reusing existing built resources; and d. To assure that new construction is compatible with the broader characteristics of the historic context of area, as viewed from the street. B. Applicability 1. This section applies to each -HOD-S designated by the City Council. 2. The provisions of Sec. 5.4.1.C through 5.4.1.H. , with the exception of Sec.5.4.1.C.3.iii ., govern the administration of a -HOD-S, but apply only to the following areas within the boundaries of each -HOD-S: a. The public right-of-way for primary and side streets; b. The lot area between the public rights-of-way and the facade of any existing primary building or structure; c. 25% of the depth of the lot area adjacent to the public right-of-way for vacant lots; d. The first 50% of the depth of any existing principal building from the facade adjacent to a public right-of-way; e. Any addition to a building or structure that projects beyond an existing building’s maximum front and side wall and roof plane envelope regardless of distance from the public right-of-way; f. The entirety of any new principal building construction on a vacant lot; g. The entirety of any new accessory building construction located in whole or in part in areas Sec. 5.4.2.B.2.b. through Sec. 5.4.2.B.2.d. above; and h. The entirety of any Historic Landmark and its designated boundary area that may be located within a -HOD-S. Building Footprint 25% of lot Subject to review 50%of building AddiƟon New construcƟon Accessory building Street

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