Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 6 – 10 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 CHAPTER 6. USE REGULATIONS | Article 6.2. Residential Uses Sec. 6.2.2. Group Living Sec. 6.2.2. Group Living A. Group Living Use Category Residential occupancy of a structure by a group of people that does not meet the definition of household living. Generally, group living facilities have a common eating area for residents and residents may receive care or training. Group living includes the following uses. 1. Boardinghouse. 2. Congregate care. 3. Dormitory, fraternity, sorority. 4. Hospice. 5. Life care community. 6. Monastery, convent. 7. Orphanage. 8. Rest home. B. Boardinghouse 1. Defined A facility that contains individual rooms without cooking facilities that are rented to the general public to more than 4 unrelated persons. Includes rooming house, lodging house and tourist home. 2. Use Standards a. The facility was constructed originally as a detached house. b. The total number of individuals occupying a boardinghouse is limited to 6. c. In a Residential District, there is no exterior advertising except 1 unlit announcement sign not to exceed 2 square feet in area. d. No boardinghouse can be located within 1,200 feet of another boardinghouse (determined by a straight line from property line to property line). C. Congregate Care 1. Defined A long-term care facility for elderly people who are able to get around on their own but who may need help with some daily activities and have staff on call. Includes assisted living and independent living. 2. Use Standards a. The facility is limited in occupancy to persons 62 years or older, their spouses and their surviving spouses, except for rooming units or dwelling units occupied by resident staff personnel performing duties directly related to the operation of the facility. b. In the R-6 and R-10 districts, a congregate care facility is allowed a number of rooming units equal to 2 times the density of the applicable district. c. Each rooming unit or dwelling unit may be occupied by no more than 2 persons not related by blood, marriage or adoption. d. Facilities for resident managers or custodians providing administrative services and medical services for the exclusive use of the residents shall be located on site and open and staffed for at least 4 hours, one day a week. e. The facility must contain indoor shared food preparation service, common dining halls and common recreation rooms, for the exclusive use of all residents and their guests, and these facilities together shall total a minimum of 30 square feet per constructed rooming unit or dwelling unit, as applicable, exclusive of circulation space. Common indoor social and related service facilities may also be part of the facility. f. Structures shall demonstrate a comprehensive pedestrian circulation plan, including internal accessible walkways, is submitted and approved with provisions for alternative transportation services for the residents of the facility. Alternative transportation services may include, but are not limited to, regularly scheduled or on-call van services, tram services and full bus service.