Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 6 – 11 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 Article 6.2. Residential Uses | CHAPTER 6. USE REGULATIONS Sec. 6.2.3. Social Service g. Outdoor open space or park area must be provided at a minimum rate of the greater of either 10% of the land area of the facility or 218 square feet per rooming unit or dwelling unit, as applicable, excluding private drives and off-street parking areas. A majority of the open space or park area must be located no further than 300 feet from the controlled entranceway of the facility. D. Dormitory, Fraternity, Sorority 1. Defined A social organization of students providing group living accommodations for a college or university. E. Life Care Community 1. Defined Facility providing a continuum of residential and health care services to persons aged 62 years or older. Allows residents to continue living in the same complex as their housing and health care needs change. Life care communities may offer a variety of services such as congregate care, skilled nursing, health and wellness, recreational facilities, support services and entertainment and social uses, as well as offering a range of residential opportunities (apartments, townhouses, cottages). 2. Use Standards a. The life care community and accessory facilities must be designed and used to serve its residents and their guests only. b. The life care community must be planned, developed and operated according to a unified plan under the direction of a single owner or agent for the owner. c. The minimum site size and density limits must be in accordance with Sec. 2.3.1. for a Residential District. There is no minimum size or density limitation in any other district. d. The life care community may provide individual dwelling units in any combination of residential building types or housing options as allowed in the respective zoning district under Article 2.3. Compact Development and Article 2.4. Conservation Development Option . e. If provided, a congregate care facility must meet the requirements under Sec. 6.2.2.C. f. If provided, a rest home must meet the requirements under Sec. 6.2.2.F. g. Additional facilities designed only to serve members of the life care community may include, but not be limited to, health and wellness, medical, recreation and support services such as a private chapel, bank, hairdressers, pharmacy, library and convenience shopping. h. A minimum of 30% of the total site area must be designated and maintained as common open space under Sec. 2.5. i. In a Residential District, AType A1 or A2 transitional protective yard (see Sec. 7.2.4.A. ) must be established along any side of the property abutting a residential use. F. Rest Home 1. Defined A long-term care facility for individuals who need full-time assistance and supervision. The focus is on individuals who cannot live independently and require full-time nursing assistance, and on younger individuals who have physical or mental handicaps. 2. Use Standards The number of total occupants allowed is based on 4 persons being the equivalent of 1 dwelling unit. The number of occupants cannot exceed the equivalent number of units per acre allowed in the respective zoning district. Sec. 6.2.3. Social Service A. Social Service Use Category Facilities that provide treatment for psychiatric, alcohol or drug problems. Also includes facilities that provide transient housing related to social service programs. Social service includes the following uses. 1. Emergency Shelter Type A. 2. Emergency Shelter Type B. 3. Special care facility.