Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 6 – 14 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 6. USE REGULATIONS | Article 6.3. Public & Institutional Uses Sec. 6.3.2. Parks, Open Space and Greenways E. Use Standards for All Other Civic Uses 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. Sec. 6.3.2. Parks, Open Space and Greenways A. Parks, Open Space and Greenways Use Category Uses focusing on natural areas consisting mostly of vegetation, passive or active outdoor recreation areas and having few structures. Parks, open space and greenways includes the following uses. 1. Botanical garden, nature preserve, recreational trail, greenway. 2. Game preserve, wildlife management area, refuge, animal sanctuary. 3. Park, recreation field. A public park may contain civic uses such as a community center, museum or library. 4. Reservoir, control structure, water supply, water well. Sec. 6.3.3. Utilities A. Minor Utilities Use Category 1. Defined Public or private infrastructure serving a limited area with no on-site personnel. Minor utilities includes the following uses. a. On-site stormwater retention or detention facility. b. Neighborhood-serving cable, telephone, gas or electric facility. c. Sustainable energy system. d. Water and wastewater pump station or lift station. e. Electrical substation. f. Utility service. B. Major Utilities Use Category 1. Defined Public or private infrastructure serving the general community and possibly having on-site personnel. Major utilities includes the following uses. a. Aeration facility, artesian well. b. Electric or gas generation plant. c. Telecommunication tower. d. Water or sanitary sewer treatment plant. C. Telecommunication Tower (less than 250 feet) 1. Defined Any structure that is designed and constructed primarily for the purpose of supporting one or more antennas, including self-supporting lattice towers, guy towers or monopole towers that is less than 250 feet in height. Does not include any structure erected solely for a residential, noncommercial individual use, such as television antennas, satellite dishes or amateur radio antennas. 2. Use Standards a. Radio or television or similar reception for adjoining properties will not be disturbed or diminished. b. The height of the tower cannot exceed 250 feet. c. The lighting of the tower cannot exceed the minimum standards of the Federal Aviation Administration for red obstruction lighting system contained in Advisory Circular No. 70/7460-IF dated 27 September, 1978, as the same may be amended. d. The minimum setback from the outside dimensions of the tower, not from guy anchors, and not located within the property of a civic use in a Residential District, are as follows: i. Installation of a new tower where no tower is being replaced. a) 20 feet from the property line of either any adjoining lot that is developed without a dwelling, congregate care facility or vacant lot located in a Mixed Use or Special district, unless increased by Sec. 6.3.3.C.2.d.i.b) and Sec. 6.3.3.C.2.d.i.c) below. b) 200% of the tower height, unless the tower is constructed as a monopole in which case the minimum setback shall be 100% of the tower height, but no less than 50 feet from the property line of an abutting Residential District.