Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 7 – 17 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 7.2. ​​Landscaping and Screening | CHAPTER 7. ​GENERAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS Sec. 7.2.4. ​Protective Yards C. Location 1. Protective yards must be located within the outer perimeter of the lot, parallel to and extending to the property boundary line. A required protective yard must be provided along the entire frontage immediately abutting the property line. 2. The width of a protective yard is calculated on the average width per 100 feet or portion of protective yard. The minimum width of the protective yard at any one point shall not be less than one-half the required width of the protective yard. 3. A protective yard may not be located on any portion of an existing, dedicated or reserved public right-of-way. 4. A protective yard is determined exclusive of any required setback; however, the required protective yard may be located wholly or partially within a required setback. D. Encroachments 1. General a. No building or structure on the subject site may be located closer than 10 feet to a protective yard. b. Breaks for pedestrian and vehicle access are allowed in a protective yard. c. The parking of vehicles and the placement of buildings or structures is prohibited in a protective yard. All parking and building setbacks apply. 2. Walls Walls in a protective yard must meet the following. a. Walls must be closed and not exceed a maximum height of 8 feet. b. Walls shall be compatible with the principal building in terms of texture, quality, material and color. c. Walls must be constructed of high quality materials including one or a combination of the following: decorative blocks; brick; stone; cast-stone; architectural block; split-faced block; stucco over standard concrete masonry blocks; or glass block in a structurally safe and attractive condition. d. No walls containing more than 50% exposed standard concrete masonry blocks are permitted, whether painted or not. e. Alternative wall materials may be approved by the Planning Director. f. No wall can be located within any tree conservation area. g. No wall can be located within any City of Raleigh utility easement without prior written approval of the Director of Public Utilities. h. No wall can be located within any required drainage easement without prior written approval of the PublicWorks Director. Cross reference: The Director of Public Utilities may approve structures within City of Raleigh utility easements, Sec. 8-2012(d). 3. Fences Fences in a protective yard must meet the following. a. Fences must be closed and not exceed a maximum height of eight feet. b. Fences must be constructed of wood, composite fencing or PVC vinyl with the finished face located towards the adjacent property. c. Alternative fence materials may be approved by the Planning Director. d. No fence can be located within any tree conservation area. e. No fence can be located within any City of Raleigh utility easement without prior written approval of the Director of Public Utilities. f. No fence can be located within any required drainage easement without prior written approval of the PublicWorks Director. Cross reference: The Director of Public Utilities may approve structures within City of Raleigh utility easements, Sec. 8-2012(d) . 4. Berms Where allowed, a berm in a protective yard must meet the following. a. A berm cannot be built in any protective yard whenever the protective yard is also a tree conservation area. b. Berms shall have a minimum average height of 3 feet, measured perpendicular to the center of the crown. c. The bermmust contain a rounded crown suitable for planting and a stabilized side slope of no greater than three-to-one. A steeper side slope may be used in exceptional cases when all of the following are met:

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