Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 10 – 56 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION | Article 10.2. Review Procedures Sec. 10.2.17. Administrative Alternate Sec. 10.2.17. Administrative Alternate A. Applicability The Planning Director has the authority to approve a request for an administrative alternate as set forth in this UDO. All administrative alternates shall be reviewed in accordance with the provisions of this section and the applicable administrative alternate findings. Administrative alternates are not available for anything set forth in a zoning condition. B. Application Requirements 1. An application for an administrative alternate shall be submitted in accordance with Sec. 10.2.1.B. A request for an administrative alternate must be submitted at the time of application for a preliminary subdivision plan, plot plan or site plan or at such time the administrative alternate is proposed in conjunction with the review of infrastructure construction plans, a plot plan or site plan. 2. An application for an administrative alternate must be signed and notarized by the property owner in order to initiate a request for an alternate. 3. The applicant shall submit pertinent material necessary for review of the alternate; in addition to the submittal material required for a subdivision, plot plan or site plan. This may include architectural renderings, materials samples or other project-specific information. C. Approval Process 1. Appearance Commission Review a. In reviewing the administrative alternate, the Planning and Development Officer shall consult with the heads of the departments of Public Utilities, PublicWorks, Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Inspections and the Fire Department to check the proposed request against the requirements of this UDO and other applicable technical requirements of the City. b. Within 15 days of receipt of the completed application the Planning and Development Officer shall refer the request to the next scheduled Appearance Commission meeting. c. Following the submission of a completed application, the Appearance Commission, shall hold a public meeting on the proposed amendment that shall be noticed in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 10.2.1.C.1. and Sec. 10.2.1.C.3. d. The Appearance Commission shall review the request, giving consideration to the intent statements and findings listed for each alternate requested. e. Within 21 days of its initial public meeting when the matter was first discussed, the Appearance Commission shall recommend to the Planning and Development Officer approval, approval with conditions or denial of the requested administrative alternate. 2. Planning and Development Officer Decision a. The Planning and Development Officer shall consider the applicable intent statements and the administrative alternate findings for the requested administrative alternate and either approve, approve with conditions or deny the request. b. The reasons for such approval or disapproval shall be stated in writing. In accordance with Sec. 10.2.1.C.6. , notice of the decision shall be provided to the applicant and the property owner (if the property owner is not the applicant) and to each person who has filed a written request for notice with the Planning and Development Officer prior to their decision. c. Within 30 days from the date the application was decided, an appeal of the Planning and Development Officer’s action may be filed with the Board of Adjustment in accordance with Sec. 10.2.11. Public Meeting Decide Review & Recommend Review Appearance Commission Planning and Development Officer Planning and Development Officer Submit Application Approve Disapprove

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