Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 7 – 48 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 7.5. Outdoor Display and Storage Sec. 7.5.1. Applicability A. The requirements of this Article apply to any site where merchandise, material or equipment is stored outside of a completely enclosed building. B. Where merchandise, material or equipment is stored outside of a completely enclosed building in an AP District and the storage area lies more than 100 feet from any street right-of-way or property line, the provisions of this Article do not apply. C. Where allowed, the outdoor sale, lease or rental of motor vehicles and heavy equipment as part of a properly permitted use are not subject to the provisions of this Article, but must be screened along the street edge by aType C3 street protective yard as set forth in Sec. 7.2.4.B. Sec. 7.5.2. Outdoor Display A. Defined 1. Outdoor display is the outdoor display of products actively available for sale. The outdoor placement of propane gas storage racks, ice storage bins, soft drink or similar vending machines is considered outdoor display. 2. Outdoor display does not include merchandise or material in boxes, in crates, on pallets or other kinds of shipping containers (see outdoor storage). B. Standards Outdoor display is permitted with any nonresidential use in a RX-, OP-, OX-, NX-, CX-, DX- and CMP district following approval of a site plan illustrating the extent of the permitted area for outdoor display. The area for outdoor display must meet the standards below. 1. Outdoor display must be removed and placed inside a fully-enclosed building at the end of each business day, except propane gas storage racks, ice storage bins, soft drink or similar vending machines may remain outside overnight. 2. Outdoor display is permitted adjacent to the primary facade with the principal customer entrance, but cannot extend more than 8 feet from the facade and occupy no more than 30% of the horizontal length of the facade. 3. Outdoor display may not impair the ability of pedestrians to use the sidewalk or parking areas. Sec. 7.5.3. Outdoor Storage A. Limited Outdoor Storage 1. Defined Limited outdoor storage includes, but is not limited to: a. Overnight outdoor storage of vehicles awaiting repair; b. Outdoor storage of merchandise or material in boxes, in crates, on pallets or other kinds of shipping containers; c. Outdoor sales area for building supplies, garden supplies or plants; d. Outdoor storage of fleet vehicles; and e. Outdoor storage of vehicles, boats, recreational vehicles or other similar vehicles at a storage facility. 2. Standards Limited outdoor storage is permitted in the OP-, OX-, NX-, CX-, DX-, IX-, AP, IH and CMP districts following approval of a site plan illustrating the extent of the permitted area for limited outdoor storage and provided it meets the standards below. a. Limited outdoor storage may not be more than 12 feet in height and must be fully screened from view from the public right-of-way, public parking areas and abutting properties by an evergreen living fence that covers a least two-thirds of the surface area of the fence at the time of maturity or by a Type C1 or C2 street protective yard as set forth in Sec. 7.2.4.B. b. Limited outdoor storage cannot be located in an A or B neighborhood transition zone. c. Vehicles awaiting repair may be stored up to 14 days within the screened storage area. CHAPTER 7. ​GENERAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS | Article 7.5. ​Outdoor Display and Storage Sec. 7.5.1. Applicability

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