Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 1 – 14 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 1. ​INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS | Article 1.5. Measurement, Exceptions & General Rules of Applicability Sec. 1.5.5. Parking Setbacks d. Galleries (covered passages extending along the outside wall of a building supported by arches or columns that are open on 1 side), must have a clear depth from the support columns to the building's façade of at least 8 feet and a clear height above the sidewalk of at least 10 feet. A gallery may extend into a required street setback. A gallery may not extend into a required side setback. e. Chimneys or flues may extend up to 4 feet, provided that such extension is at least 3 feet from the vertical plane of any lot line. f. Building eaves, roof overhangs, awnings and light shelves may extend up to 5 feet, provided that such extension is at least 3 feet from the vertical plane of any lot line. g. Bay windows, oriels, vestibules and similar features that are less than 10 feet wide may extend up to 4 feet, provided that such extension is at least 3 feet from the vertical plane of any lot line. h. Unenclosed fire escapes or stairways may extend up to 4 feet into a required side or rear setback, provided that such extension is at least 5 feet from the vertical plane of any lot line. i. Unenclosed patios, decks or terraces may extend up to 4 feet into a required side setback, or up to 8 feet into a required rear setback, provided that such extension is at least 5 feet from the vertical plane of any lot line. j. Cornices, belt courses, sills, buttresses or other similar architectural features may project up to 1½ feet. k. Handicap ramps may project to the extent necessary to perform their proper function. l. If a variance is not required, a building feature may encroach into the right-of-way, provided a license for the use of the right-of-way is obtained from the City, which is terminable at will by the City. 2. Mechanical Equipment and Utility Lines a. Mechanical equipment associated with residential uses, such as HVAC units and security lighting, may extend into a required rear or side setback, provided that such extension is at least 3 feet from the vertical plane of any lot line. b. Solar panels or wind turbines may extend into a required rear or side setback, provided that such extension is at least 3 feet from the vertical plane of any lot line. c. Rainwater collection or harvesting systems may extend into a required rear or side setback, provided that such extension is at least 3 feet from the vertical plane of any lot line. d. Utility lines located underground and minor structures accessory to utility lines (such as hydrants, manholes and transformers and other cabinet structures) may extend into a required rear or side setback. E. Other Setback Encroachments 1. Fence and walls under Sec. 7.2.8. 2. Signs under Article 7.3. Signs . 3. Driveways under Sec. 8.3.5. Site Access. 4. Transitional and street protective yards under Sec. 7.2.4. Sec. 1.5.5. Parking Setbacks A. Parking Setback Types There are 4 types of parking setback – primary street setback, side street setback, side setback and rear setback. Through lots are considered to have 2 primary street setbacks. B. Measurement of Parking Setbacks 1. Primary and side street setbacks are measured perpendicular from the edge of the existing or proposed right-of-way, whichever is greater. 2. Side setbacks are measured perpendicular from the side property line. 3. Rear setbacks are measured perpendicular from the rear property line or the edge of the existing or proposed right-of-way, whichever is greater, where there is an alley. C. Parking Not Allowed On-site surface and structured parking must be located behind the parking setback line, where applicable. This requirement does not apply to on-street parking or apply to upper stories of a parking deck.

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