Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 10 – 58 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION | Article 10.2. Review Procedures Sec. 10.2.19. Vested Rights Sec. 10.2.19. Vested Rights A. Applicability Those landowners desiring the protections granted by N.C. Gen. Stat. §160A-385.1 may, at their own option, request the City Council to hold a public hearing on an site plan. B. Application Requirements An application for a vested right determination shall be submitted in accordance with Sec. 10.2.1.B. C. City Council Action 1. Following notice as required in Sec. 10.1.8. , the City Council shall hold a quasi-judicial public hearing as set forth in Sec. 10.2.1.D.1. 2. The City Council may impose conditions and terms on any site plan or plot plan for which a vested rights hearing has been requested by the landowner. 3. Before a request for a vested right is granted, the City Council must find that all of the following are met: a. The approved site plan or plot plan complies with all applicable provisions of this UDO and other applicable technical requirements of the City. b. If the approved site plan or plot plan was conditionally approved upon the obtaining of any governmental approval and or street closing, such governmental approvals and street closings were in fact obtained. c. Access with respect to pedestrian, bicycle and automotive safety, traffic flow and emergency service is adequate. d. The lot upon which the site plan or plot plan is located complies with approved subdivision plans for the site. e. The site plan or plot plan coordinates with existing and planned public facilities, such as and without limitation: i. Stormwater drainages structures; ii. Public utilities; iii. Street and sidewalk and on-street parking; iv. Parks, greenways and governmental recreational facilities; v. Fire stations and community service facilities; vi. Trash collection; and vii. Transit stops and facilities. 4. Approval of a vested rights site plan or plot plan with the condition that a variance or special use permit be obtained shall not confer a vested right unless and until the necessary variance or special use permit is obtained. In all other instances, the approved plan shall be deemed vested upon approval by the City Council. The City Council shall not require landowners to waive their vested rights as a condition of approval of the plan. D. Action Following Approval 1. Following the vesting of a site plan, the landowners and their successors shall be entitled to submit to the Planning and Development final plans, together with any valid building permit applications of the total area of any section or phase of the approved vested plan, within a period of not more than 2 years after the approval of the vested site plan or plot plan. 2. If submissions were timely made and if within 3 years after approval of building permit applications, at least ½ of the total floor area gross shown on the vested plan is completed, building permit applications for the remaining portions of the vested site plan for which no previous valid building permit applications has been filed, shall be processed by the City for an additional period not exceeding 5 years from the approval date of the plan. 3. Following the approval or conditional approval of a vested site plan, nothing in this section shall exempt such plan from subsequent reviews and approvals to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the original approval, the UDO City Council Public Hearing Review & Decide Planning and Development Officer Review Submit Application Approve Disapprove

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