Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 12 – 5 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 Article 12.2. Defined Terms | CHAPTER 12. DEFINITIONS D Comprehensive Plan Refers to the 2030 Comprehensive Plan (latest addition) for the City of Raleigh. Conservation Development A conservation development trades smaller lot sizes (with smaller setbacks) and additional density in exchange for protecting a significant amount of open space. Construction Permit A zoning permit, grading permit, right-of-way permit, driveway permit, tree conservation area permit or utility plan permit. Construction Sign Any temporary sign erected during construction which may indicate the project name and the names of architects, contractors, subcontractors, developers, rental agencies, financial institutions or other principals involved in the sponsorship, design and construction of a structure or project. Convention Center, Arena A place of assembly that charges for meeting or exhibition areas and such areas either contain North Carolina Building Code occupancy limits of more than 800 people or have meeting and exhibition areas that total more than 12,000 square feet. Copy The wording or pictorial graphics on a sign surface either in permanent or removable form. Copy (Area of) The square or rectangular area which fully encloses the extreme limits of the message, copy, announcement or decoration on a sign. Corner Lot A lot of that has least 2 intersecting sides that abut for their full length a street. Courtyard An open space, either landscaped, hardscaped or both surrounded by structure(s). Vehicular surface area and parking are not permitted within a courtyard. Critical Root Zone The area uniformly encompassed by a circle with a radius equal to 1¼ feet per inch of DBH tree trunk of the preserved tree measured at 4½ feet above the ground (measured to the nearest inch), with the trunk of the tree at the center of the circle. The minimum radius shall not be less than 7 feet. Current Conditions Hydrology The flood discharges associated with the land-use conditions existing within the drainage area of a watercourse at the time a flood study of the watercourse was conducted. Current conditions flood discharges and historical flood study information are published in the flood insurance study. Cutoff Fixture An outdoor light fixture shielded or constructed in such a manner that no more than 2½% of the total light emitted by the fixture is projected above the horizontal plane of the fixture. d Decorative Fence An open or solid fence or wall that matches or complements the adjacent primary structure on the site. This shall not include a fence that is required to satisfy any provision of this UDO, any retaining wall, any security fence such as chainlink and shall not be available for purchase in stores. Developer A site planner or subdivider. Development Any site plan or subdivision. Development‐related Improvements Includes streetscape, sidewalk, street, storm drainage, bicycle infrastructure, greenways, transit facilities, utilities, pavement, curb and gutter, turning lanes, acceleration lanes and deceleration lanes.