Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 6 – 37 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 v. Any coop, hutch, hive, or other structure for housing animals shall be located at least 25 feet from any property line. C. Plant Nursery 1. Defined A facility where horticultural and agricultural products produced on the premises are sold. 2. Use Standards a. Sales shall be limited to agricultural products produced on the premises, hand-held garden tools, bags of fertilizer, mulch, and similar items normally associated with nursery or gardening operations. b. Sales offices shall be limited to 100 square feet of gross floor area per acre of land area, but in no case can the sales office exceed 1,000 square feet of gross floor area. c. The use shall not be located within a Primary ReservoirWatershed Protection Area. d. No more than 1 on-premise announcement sign not to exceed 12 square feet in area and 3½ feet in height. D. Restricted Agriculture 1. Defined The raising and harvesting of tree crops (excluding forestry), vine crops and horticultural specialties not requiring intense cultivation. The keeping or grazing of animals for animal products, animal propagation or value increase is not allowed. E. Urban Farm 1. Defined The raising and harvesting of trees (excluding forestry), vines, seeds, plants and crops, as well as the keeping, grazing or feeding of animals (including fish) for animal products, animal propagation, or value increase when located in an urbanized (developed) area. An urban farmmay be owned by an individual, group or organization and may include intensive agriculture, typical large-scale farm equipment, and animal husbandry. Sec. 6.6.2. Resource Extraction A. Resource Extraction Use Category Characterized by uses that extract minerals and other solids and liquids from land. Resource extraction includes the following uses. 1. Dredging, earth extraction, gas extraction. 2. Extraction of phosphate or minerals. 3. Extraction of sand or gravel, borrow pit. 4. Land clearing for the purpose of resource extraction. 5. Metal, sand, stone, gravel, clay, mining and other related processing. 6. Stockpiling of sand, gravel, or other aggregate materials. B. Use Standards 1. A type B3 transitional protective yard with a berm (see Sec. 7.2.4.A. ) must be established along all outer perimeter property lines except where the property abuts an IH District or is used for industrial uses listed in Article 6.5. Industrial Uses . 2. For lawful resource extraction facilities established prior to September 1, 2013 that adjoin uses other than household living as listed in Sec. 6.2.1. , existing woodland vegetation at least 25 feet in width may be used, in whole or in part, to satisfy the transitional protective yard, provided any gap in woodland vegetation 20 feet or more in width shall be planted with evergreen hollies that have a mature height of at least 25 feet tall. 3. A type C4 street protective yard with a berm (see Sec. 7.2.4.B. ) must be established along all property lines abutting a public right of-way. 4. Except for properties in an IH District or used for industrial uses listed in Article 6.5. Industrial Uses , there shall be provided between overburden storage areas and adjoining properties not owned or leased by the operator, (a) walls, closed fences, berms or any combination equal or greater in height than the height of the overburden or (b) planted vegetation containing the following characteristics: a. Newly planted landscaping shall be of the following varieties: loblolly pine, genetically improved stock, Japanese cryptomeria ‘Yoshino’ and ‘Nellie Stevens’ holly; Article 6.6. Open Uses | CHAPTER 6. ​USE REGULATIONS Sec. 6.6.2. Resource Extraction