Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 5 – 22 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 CHAPTER 5. OVERLAY DISTRICTS | Article 5.6. Parking Overlays Sec. 5.6.1. Special Residential Parking Overlay District (-SRPOD) Article 5.6. Parking Overlays Sec. 5.6.1. Special Residential Parking Overlay District (-SRPOD) A. Base Standards Apply Unless specifically set forth in this section, the allowed uses, the dimensional requirements, height limits and general development standards of the underlying zoning district apply. B. Parking Surfaces 1. Vehicular surface areas located within the front yard area of a single- unit living in a detached house constructed after July 19, 2012 shall be constructed of permanent, nonerodible surface treatment, which may include porous and semi-porous monolithic or paver materials, masonry or concrete pavers, poured concrete and asphalt, or constructed with a minimum depth of 4 inches of crushed stone or crush and run. 2. The borders of any vehicular surface area constructed of crushed stone or crush and run shall be delineated with anchored man-made or natural landscape edging materials such that the vehicular surface area is clearly defined and helps to contain the crushed stone or crush and run. 3. Except for circular and semi-circular drives, vehicular surface areas located within the front yard area of a single-unit living in a detached house shall not be located in front of the dwelling’s primary entrance. C. Arrangement, Size and Orientation of Parking Areas Vehicular surface areas located within the front yard area of single-unit living in a detached house shall comply with one of the following. 1. The linear depth of the front yard area multiplied by 12 feet plus 380 square feet or 40% of the front yard area, whichever is less. 2. A circular or semi-circular driveway, not to exceed a width of 12 feet, with no more than two access points on the premises and an additional 380 square feet, or 40% of the front yard area, whichever is less. 3. Vehicular surface areas lawfully existing prior to July 19, 2012 and are constructed of permanent, nonerodible surface treatment. 4. Erodible vehicular surface areas may be used for off-street parking without retrofitting to the standards of this overlay district when all of the following conditions are met. a. Erodible vehicular surface areas exist in front yard areas prior to July 19, 2012 and such vehicular areas do not comply with Sec. 5.6.1.C.1. and Sec. 5.6.1.C.2. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a turn-around area no greater than 8 feet by 18 feet is allowed for any front yard vehicular surface area with access to a street with a posted speed limit of greater than 35 miles per hour. b. Parking shall be limited to single-file, perpendicular to the street right-of-way in front of the existing curb-cut. The Zoning Enforcement Administrator is authorized to permit in writing angled parking for 1 vehicle or side by side parking for 2 vehicles only when all of the following conditions are present: i. Existing man-made structures on the lot prevent the establishing of a parking area of at least 44 feet in length measured from the property side of an existing sidewalk, or in the absence of a sidewalk to the face of the curb or edge of street pavement. ii. The vehicular surface areas do not exceed the limits of this subsection. iii. Cars are angled with headlights toward the building on the lot and do not extend 10 feet beyond the face of the adjoining car, which is parked perpendicular to the street. 5. No vehicle shall be parked or stored outside of the vehicular surface areas described above within the front yard area with the exception of temporary parking under Sec. 5.6.1.E. and vehicles actively and continuously being unloaded, loaded, washed or repaired. For purposes of this provision, vehicle shall include, but not be limited to, passenger vehicle, truck, van, motorized recreation vehicle, motor vehicle as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 20, camper, golf cart, boat trailer, car trailer or other similar vehicle.