Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 6 – 30.1 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 6.4. Commercial Uses | CHAPTER 6. USE REGULATIONS Sec. 6.4.12. Vehicle Sales/Rental vi. Accessory car washing is only allowed if the car wash is equipped only with fully automatic wash equipment so the driver remains in their car during the entire wash process. vii. Backlighting of fuel canopies is prohibited. All canopy lighting shall be flushed mounted underneath the canopy except for signs. viii.Canopies shall be limited to a 16 feet maximum height to the bottom of the underside of the canopy and a 23 feet maximum to the top of the roof of the canopy (absent any required vent stacks). ix. Fuel pumps must be located a minimum of 50 feet from a Residential District. 4. Vehicle Fuel Sales (including gasoline and diesel fuel) in a NX-, CX-, DX- or IX- District is subject to the following: a. AType 2: Medium protective yard, in accordance with Sec. 3.5.3 , must be established along any side of the property abutting a Residential District or a residential use. The protective yard must include a wall at least 6.5 feet in height. b. Subject to NC DOT driveway access regulations, no fuel pump island shall be located closer than 25 feet from any public street right-of-way. Sec. 6.4.12. Vehicle Sales/Rental A. Vehicle Sales Use Category Direct sales, rental or leasing of passenger vehicles, light and medium trucks, and other consumer motor vehicles such as motorcycles, boats and recreational vehicles. Vehicle sales includes the following. 1. Boats and other recreational vehicle sales. 2. Vehicle sales, rental or leasing. B. Use Standards 1. AType A1 or A2 transitional protective yard (see Sec. 7.2.4.A. ) must be established along all property lines abutting a residential use. 2. All vehicular display area with frontage on any portion of a street right-of- of way (not including an alley) must be screened along the street edge by a Type C3 street protective yard under Sec. 7.2.4.B. 3. Vehicle displays shall not be artificially elevated above the general topography of the site. 4. No outside speaker system is permitted. 5. In a NX- District, the sales and leasing of motor vehicles for display shall be conducted within a fully-enclosed building. The outdoor display and storage of vehicles for sale or rental is not be permitted.