Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
On Monday, February 18, 2013 Raleigh City Council voted unanimously to approve the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The effective date is September 1, 2013. Part of the City Council's action requested staff to revisit the following items with stakeholder groups and finalize recommendations. Those items included residential garages, transparency, building step backs, open space, site access / cross access and tree conservation.
City Council Review:
Staff will present the updated UDO draft document accompanied by a memo addressing the above listed items to the City Council on May 31. Both the draft document and the memo will be available on the web.
The Council will then have up to 30 days to review the material, at which time they will hold a workshop to finalize their recommendation. Once approved, the finalized document will be available to the public.
- UDO Information Session will be held at the Raleigh Citizen Advisory Council Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers
- A UDO Hotline is now available. Please call 919-996-2580 if you have any type of question regarding the UDO. Several staff will be available to assist
Please subscribe to the City's free subscription-based service to receive future UDO information.
Raleigh Street Design Manual: This is a rewrite of the current Street, Sidewalk and Driveway Access Handbook and is tentatively scheduled for public hearing on July 16 along with the Street Typology map noted below.
Street Typology Map: This map will apply the new UDO street types to our existing thoroughfare and collector street map.
New Zoning Map: This draft map is currently being developed and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The map will then be released for public comment and review. Staff will revise the draft zoning map and forward to the Planning Commission for review, followed by City Council review, where a public hearing will be held and then the City Council will act on the revised rezoning map
Now Accepting Rezoning Petitions for Unified Development Ordinance Zoning Districts
Effective May 1, 2013 - All rezoning petitions must request a Unified Development Ordinance zoning district. Pre-application meetings are required. Petitions that request a "legacy" zoning district not contained within the Unified Development Ordinance will not be accepted. The Planning Commission will meet after the effective date of September 1, 2013 and discuss rezoning petitions in the order in which they were received.
Learn more about the new rezoning process >>
|Below is a list of documents that will assist with the review of the UDO:|
|March 1, 2013||City Council and Planning Commission Final Alterations of the Unified Development Ordinance|
||Ordinance for the Unified Development Ordinance|
|Public Hearing Draft of the UDO||This 24 MB file will take some time to download. Individual chapters of this document are available for ease of download to the right of this page under "Related Information".
|Zoning Conversion Reference||Summarizes the major differences between the existing districts and the proposed new districts.|