Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 2 – 2 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 2. ​RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS | Article 2.1. General Provisions Sec. 2.1.1. District Intent Statements Article 2.1. General Provisions Sec. 2.1.1. District Intent Statements A. General Purpose 1. The intent of the Residential Districts is to protect established residential neighborhoods as well as promote planned and efficient future residential developments. 2. The building type design and dimensional standards and allowed uses work together to promote desirable residential neighborhoods. 3. The district provisions discourage any use that would substantially interfere with the residential nature of the district. Compatible park, open space, utility and civic uses are permitted in Residential Districts. B. Residential-1 (R-1) 1. Subject to the density restriction of 1 unit per acre, R-1 allows single-unit living in a detached house with a minimum lot size of 40,000 square feet. 2. Smaller minimum lot sizes are permitted as part of a compact development. 3. Smaller lot sizes and increased density as part of a conservation development are allowed in exchange for preserving common open space. C. Residential-2 (R-2) 1. Subject to the density restriction of 2 units per acre, R-2 allows single-unit living in a detached house with a minimum lot size of 20,000 square feet. 2. Smaller minimum lot sizes are permitted as part of a compact development. 3. Additional building types, smaller lot sizes and increased density as part of a conservation development are allowed in exchange for preserving common open space. D. Residential-4 (R-4) 1. Subject to the density restriction of 4 units per acre, R-4 allows single-unit living in a detached house with a minimum lot size of 10,000 square feet. 2. Decreased minimum lot sizes are permitted as part of a compact development. 3. Additional building types, smaller lot sizes and increased density as part of a conservation development are allowed in exchange for preserving common open space. E. Residential-6 (R-6) 1. Subject to the density restriction of 6 units per acre, R-6 allows single-unit living in a detached house with a minimum lot size of 6,000 square feet and 2-unit living in an attached house with a minimum lot size of 9,000 square feet. 2. Smaller minimum lot sizes are permitted as part of a compact development. 3. Additional building types, smaller lot sizes and increased density as part of a conservation development are allowed in exchange for preserving common open space. F. Residential-10 (R-10) 1. Subject to the density restriction of 10 units per acre, R-10 allows single-unit living in a detached house with a minimum lot size of 4,000 square feet and 2-unit living in an attached house with a minimum lot size of 6,000 square feet. Multi-unit living is also allowed in a townhouse or apartment. 2. Smaller minimum lot sizes are permitted as part of a compact development. 3. Smaller lot sizes and increased density as part of a conservation development are allowed in exchange for preserving common open space.

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