Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 1 – 11 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 Article 1.5. Measurement, Exceptions & General Rules of Applicability | CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS Sec. 1.5.1. Site Article 1.5. Measurement, Exceptions & General Rules of Applicability Sec. 1.5.1. Site A. Defined A site is any lot or group of contiguous lots owned or functionally controlled by the same person or entity, assembled for the purpose of development. B. Site Area 1. Gross Gross site area is the total area of a site, including proposed streets or other land required for public use that is attributable to the site, as dedicated by the owner or predecessor in title. 2. Net Net site area is the area included within the rear, side and front lot lines of the site. Does not include existing or proposed public streets or right-of-way. C. Site Width Site width is the distance between the side lot lines of the site (generally running perpendicular to a street) measured at the primary street property line along a straight line or along the chord of the property line. D. Site Depth Site depth is the distance between the front and rear property lines of the site measured along a line midway between the side property lines. Sec. 1.5.2. Lot A. Defined A parcel of land either vacant or occupied intended as a unit for the purpose, whether immediate or for the future, of transfer of ownership or possession or for development. B. Lot Area Lot area is the area included within the rear, side and front lot lines. It does not include existing or proposed right-of-way, whether dedicated or not dedicated to public use. District density applies, and may require larger lots than those required for an individual building type. C. Lot Width Lot width is the distance between the side lot lines (generally running perpendicular to a street) measured at the primary street property line along a straight line or along the chord of the property line. A lot must meet the minimum lot width for the entire minimum required depth of the parcel except for cul-de-sac lots. D. Lot Depth Lot depth is the distance between the front and rear property lines measured along a line midway between the side property lines. Lot Width Site Width Property Line Setbacks Chord Street Site Area Lot Area Site Depth Lot Depth E. Lot Width and Depth for Cul-de-Sac Lots Any lot abutting a cul-de-sac in a Residential District where the minimum lot width is not met at the front property line must comply with the following: 1. The minimum lot frontage on a street shall be 20 feet (this dimension may be reduced upon approval of the PublicWorks Director if a common driveway or other form of shared access is provided); and 2. The minimum lot depth specified shall not be measured from the front property line, but instead measured beginning from the nearest point to front property line where the lot width equals the minimum lot width for the district. The minimum lot depth measured this way shall be 70 feet in R-1, R-2 and R-4, 60 feet in R-6 and 50 feet in R-10.