Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 6 – 13 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 6.3. Public & Institutional Uses | CHAPTER 6. USE REGULATIONS Sec. 6.3.1. Civic Article 6.3. Public & Institutional Uses Sec. 6.3.1. Civic A. Civic Use Category Places of public assembly that provide ongoing governmental, life safety, educational and cultural services to the general public, as well as meeting areas for religious practice. Civic includes the following uses. 1. Cemetery. 2. College, community college, university. 3. Civic club. 4. Museum, library. 5. Places of worship including church, mosque, synagogue, temple. 6. Police, fire, EMS station. 7. School, public or private (K-12). B. Cemetery 1. Defined A facility used for the permanent interment of humans or animals or their cremated remains. Includes mausoleum, columbarium, memorial park and pet cemetery. 2. Use Standards a. If the cemetery exceeds 2 acres in size or is planned and phased to exceed 2 acres in size, it must comply with the City’s public facility dedication and improvements requirements. b. If an existing cemetery increases the land area for cemetery use by one- half acre or more from its size that results in a cemetery greater than 2 acres in size, the cemetery must comply with the City’s public facility dedication and improvements requirements. c. The cemetery use must take into account present and future public improvements, including those expressed in the Comprehensive Plan. d. No grave space, mausoleum, vault, crypt or columbarium shall be located within 40 feet of any street right-of-way (including existing or proposed right-of-way) or thoroughfare designated on the Comprehensive Plan. The requirements of this subsection may be waived in whole or in part by the Planning and Development Officer if the Public Works Director certifies that the full 40-foot buffer will not be required for the construction of future public improvements. C. College, Community College, University 1. Defined An institution of higher education, including general or liberal arts education, graduate level education and technical or professional training. D. School, Public or Private (K-12) 1. Defined A public or private (including charter or religious) school at the primary, elementary, middle, junior high or high school level that provides basic academic education. 2. Use Standards a. Meet the curricular teaching certification of instruction approved by the State Board of Education. b. Be located on a lot with a total area of 500 square feet area per enrolled pupil. c. Be located outside any Airport Overlay District or Primary Reservoir Watershed Protection Area. d. The additional traffic generated to and from the site during peak travel periods, combined with the background traffic volume traveling on the roadway would not reduce the roadway or nearby intersections’ capacity below level-of-service “D,” as defined in the Highway Capacity Manual, 1994. e. In a Residential District, a Type A1 or A2 transitional protective yard (see Sec. 7.2.4.A. ) must be established along any side of the property abutting any residential use. f. In a Residential District, a Type C2 street protective yard (see Sec. 7.2.4.B. ) must be established along all property lines abutting a public right-of-way.