Residential Infill Development Study
New Homes, Existing Neighborhoods
The City of Raleigh is undertaking a study to gather information and make recommendations regarding the construction of new residential houses within existing neighborhoods, something known as “infill development.” The purpose of this study is to offer guidance and recommendations for possible changes to Raleigh’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). An important part of this study is to learn community perspectives on residential infill. An initial step in this engagement is to circulate a community survey to ask for opinions and perspectives.
We would love to hear your thoughts about residential infill! Please consider taking our short survey which will be open August 14 through September 30. Key concepts for this project and the survey are defined below.
When a new structure is built in an area surrounded by existing structures. The new structure could be built on a vacant lot, or an existing structure could be removed and replaced with a new structure.
How tall the house is as measured from the ground to the top of the highest point of a roof.
The overall measure of a building. Includes the measurement for height, length and width. This is also referred to as “bulk” or “massing.”
The level or height of the ground. An increase in ground elevation means the ground gets higher. A decrease in ground elevation reduces the ground level.
A structure built to hold dirt and increase or level the ground elevation. A retaining wall is not connected to a structure. A foundation wall is connected to a structure and typically increases the height of the structure on a sloped lot.
The minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from adjacent properties to the side.
When a city grows and expands outward; development happens away from the center of the city.
The minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from a street.
When rainwater falls onto a property and runs downhill to another property.
After the survey results have been analyzed staff plans on meeting with key stakeholder groups and holding a public forum in Fall 2019, stay tuned!