Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 7 – 3 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 7.1. Parking | CHAPTER 7. GENERAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS Sec. 7.1.1. Applicability Article 7.1. Parking Sec. 7.1.1. Applicability A. General No permit for the construction, reconstruction, extension, repair or alteration of any building, structure or use of land and no building or land or any part of any building or land, may be occupied or used until parking has been provided in accordance with the requirements of this UDO. B. Additions 1. A building or site may be renovated or repaired without providing additional parking, provided there is no increase in gross floor area or improved site area. 2. When a building, use or site is increased in gross floor area or improved site area by up to 25% cumulatively, any new parking that is required for the additional floor or site area shall comply with all of the related parking standards of this UDO. 3. When the gross floor area or improved site area is increased by more than 25% cumulatively, both the existing use and the additional floor or site area must conform to the parking requirements of Sec. 7.1.2.C. 4. When the gross floor area or improved site area is increased by more than 25% cumulatively, both the existing parking and the new parking required for the additional floor or site area must conform to all related parking standards of this UDO. C. Change in Use 1. A change in use based on the parking table of Sec. 7.1.2.C. must comply with the parking requirements unless the use has the same or a lesser parking demand than the previous use. 2. Where the required number of parking spaces for a new use according to Sec. 7.1.2.C. is less than 125% of the parking spaces required for the existing use, no additional parking spaces shall be required. 3. Where required parking spaces for the new use exceed 125% of the required parking spaces for the existing use, additional parking shall only be required for the difference between the current parking spaces required and the parking spaces required for the new use. D. Raleigh Street Design Manual Except as otherwise provided in this UDO, all parking spaces and areas must comply with the Raleigh Street Design Manual. Sec. 7.1.2. Required Parking A. Calculation of Required Parking 1. Parking shall be provided in accordance with Sec. 7.1.2.C. Where a use is not specifically listed or only a broad use category is shown, the Zoning Enforcement Administrator is responsible for categorizing the use in accordance with Sec. 6.1.2. 2. When a lot is used for a combination of uses, the parking requirements are the sum of the requirements for each use and no parking space for one use can be included in the calculation of parking requirements for any other use, except as allowed as in Sec. 7.1.5.B. 3. In determining the required number of parking spaces, fractional spaces are rounded to the nearest whole number, with one-half or more counted as an additional space. B. Parking Administrative Alternative The parking ratios of this UDO apply unless an alternate parking ratio is approved by the Planning and Development Officer in accordance with Sec. 10.2.17. and the requirements below. 1. Alternate parking ratios may be approved where an applicant submits a parking study, prepared and sealed by a registered professional engineer in the State of North Carolina. Such a study must illustrate that the required parking ratios of Sec. 7.1.2.C. do not accurately apply to a specific development proposal. 2. The data submitted must include, at minimum, the size and type of the proposed development, the mix of uses, the anticipated rate of parking turnover and the anticipated peak parking and traffic loads of all uses. 3. The data must be obtained either from relevant studies published in refereed journals or other secondary source of comparable authority; or from primary studies of no fewer than 3 comparable developments within the regional market. The regional market shall be the Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area. 4. The alternate shall not be subject to review by the Appearance Commission.