Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 1 – 15 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 1.5. Measurement, Exceptions & General Rules of Applicability | CHAPTER 1. ​INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS Sec. 1.5.6. Build-to D. Parking in the Front Setback 1. For a detached house or attached house located within a Residential District and used for residential purposes, combined parking and driveway area shall not constitute more than 40% of the area between the front building facade and the front property line. Any parking in the front setback must have sufficient depth so that parked cars do not encroach on the adjacent sidewalk. 2. Additional parking regulations may be applied with the Special Residential Parking Overlay District (see Sec. 5.6.1. ) . Sec. 1.5.6. Build-to A. Defined 1. The build-to is the area on the lot where a certain percentage of the front principal building facade must be located, measured as a minimum and maximum setback range from the edge of the proposed or existing right-of- way, whichever is greater. 2. The required percentage specifies the amount of the front building facade that must be located in the build-t0, measured based on the width of the building divided by the width of the site or lot. Min%Buildto LotWidth(100%) Build To Setback B. Intent 1. The build-to is intended to provide a range for building placement that strengthens the street edge along the right-of-way, establishing a sense of enclosure by providing spatial definition adjacent to the street. 2. The building edge can be supplemented by architectural elements and certain tree plantings aligned in a formal rhythm. The harmonious placement of buildings to establish the street edge is a principal means by which the character of an area or district is defined. 3. The build-to range is established to accommodate some flexibility in specific site design while maintaining the established street edge. C. General Requirements 1. On corner lots, a building facade must be placed within the build-to for the first 30 feet along the street extending from the block corner. 2. With the exception of parking areas, all structures and uses customarily allowed on the lot are permitted in the build-to area. 3. Any common area is not required to meet the build-to requirements. 4. Riparian Buffers, Floodways, areas of steep slope (defined as slopes in excess of 25%), pre-established and recordedTree Conservation Areas and portions of property encumbered by overhead electric transmission lines rated to transmit 230 Kv, for any second driveway required by this code that must cross the build-to area, the additional width of the driveway up to a maximum of 25', and City of Raleigh utility easements shall not be considered when calculating the build-to percentage or build-to range. D. Administrative Alternate Findings The Planning and Development Officer may in accordance with Sec. 10.2.17. reduce the build-to requirement, subject to all of the following findings: 1. The approved alternate meets the intent of the build-to regulations; 2. The approved alternate conforms with the Comprehensive Plan and adopted City plans; 3. The approved alternate does not substantially negatively alter the character- defining street wall or establish a build-to pattern that is not harmonious with the existing built context;