Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 12 – 8 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 12. DEFINITIONS | Article 12.2. Defined Terms F Floodproofing Any combination of structural and nonstructural features, additions, changes or adjustments to properties and structures in accordance with or comparable to guidelines set forth in “Floodproofing Regulations” June 1972 edition, published by the Office of the Chief Engineers U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. for an essentially dry floodproof class (W2). Floodway That portion of channels of streams and areas of land adjacent thereto within the City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction necessary to carry and discharge the waters of the base flood without increasing the water surface elevation of that flood more than 1 foot at any point, and those areas illustrated on the maps referred to in the definition of flood hazard boundary map, and those areas adjoining watercourses draining 1 square mile or more of watershed which lie within the outermost boundaries of either the flood hazard soils or the made land which traverse such soils lying along said watercourses, and those areas required by this UDO to be delineated as flood storage areas or are delineated as a floodprone areas on the drainage basin study maps. Floodway Fringe That portion of the flood -plain, -prone and/or -hazard area outside the floodway and illustrated on the map referred to in the definition of flood hazard boundary map above. The floodway fringe for watercourses not defined on maps referred to in the definition of flood hazard boundary map above are herein defined for those areas adjoining watercourses draining less than 1 square mile of watershed as the flood hazard soils plus 2 additional vertical feet from the outermost boundaries of either said soils or the made land which traverse such soils lying along said watercourses and the floodway fringe for those areas adjoining watercourses 1 square mile or more is defined as lands which lie 5 vertical feet from the outermost boundaries of either the flood hazard soils or the made land which traverse such soils lying along the watercourse. Footcandle (FC) A quantitative unit measuring the amount of light cast onto a given point, measured as 1 lumen per square foot. Forestry, General A woodland area where all of the following occur: 1. The growing of trees; 2. The harvesting of timber, leaves or seeds; 3. The regeneration of trees by the replanting of trees at the rate of 1 inch caliper per every 100 square feet of tree disturbing activity area within 220 days of harvesting; and 4. The application of “best management practices,” including the NC Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources, “Forest Practice Guidelines Related toWater Quality”—Title 15A North Carolina Administrative Code, subchapter 11, sections 1.101—.0209 and all successor documents. 5. A forest management plan is prepared or approved either by a professional forester registered in the State of North Carolina or by the Division of North Carolina Forest Resources. Copies of the forest management plan shall be provided to the City upon request. Frontage There are 7 frontages, including: Parkway (-PK), Detached (-DE), Parking Limited (-PL), Green, Urban Limited (UL), Urban General (-UG) and Shopfront (-SH). Front Wall Plane The building facade facing the primary street right‐of‐way. If this facade contains wall articulation, the entire length of the articulated wall shall constitute the front wall plane. Bay windows shall not be considered part of the front wall plane. Front Yard The area located between the front line of a building or structure and the front boundary of a lot or an existing or proposed street right-of-way and extending along the entire width of the lot. Full Cutoff Fixture An outdoor light fixture shielded or constructed in such a manner that it emits no light above the horizontal plane of the fixture. Future Conditions Flood The flood having a 1 percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year based on future conditions hydrology.