Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 7 – 7 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 7.1. Parking | CHAPTER 7. GENERAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS Sec. 7.1.3. Specialized Vehicle Parking Requirements D. Maximum Surface Parking Provided Except for single- and two-unit living or for uses providing 10 or fewer surface parking spaces, when the surface parking provided to serve a use exceeds 150% of the required parking ratios as specified in Sec. 7.1.2.C. , one of the following measures to mitigate the additional impervious surface must be utilized. 1. Detain stormwater runoff to pre-development levels for the 2-, 10- and 30- year storm event for the parking area above the maximum. 2. Provide elevated solar powered arrays in lieu of required landscaping plantings for the parking area above the maximum. The solar arrays shall be installed above a minimum of 50% of the parking area above the maximum. 3. All required interior landscaped islands as required in Sec. 7.1.7. must have an average width of 20 feet, with no dimension less than 8 feet in size. Required trees must be installed every 50 feet on center, with minimum of 300 square feet of landscaped area per tree. 4. An increase in tree conservation area of 5% of the property above the minimum requirement. Sec. 7.1.3. Specialized Vehicle Parking Requirements A. Downtown District (DX-) 1. General Requirements a. One parking space is required per dwelling unit; however, no more than 2 on-site parking spaces per dwelling unit are allowed. b. No vehicle parking is required for the first 16 dwelling units. c. One parking space per 500 square feet is required for all nonresidential gross floor area or the minimum number of parking spaces set forth in Sec. 7.1.2.C. , whichever is less. d. No vehicle parking is required for the first 10,000 square feet of gross floor area of any nonresidential use. e. No vehicle parking is required for the following uses and use categories up to 30,000 square feet of gross floor area provided when at least 25% of the ground floor of the building is devoted to such uses: i. Indoor recreation; ii. Personal service; iii. Restaurant; iv. Retail sales; and v. Banks. f. No combination of the reductions in paragraphs Sec. 7.1.3.A.1.d. and Sec. 7.1.3.A.1.e. shall exceed 30,000 exempted square feet of gross floor area. g. No parking is required for an indoor movie theater. h. Parking for overnight lodging requires only one-half of the amount specified in Sec. 7.1.2. Required Parking . 2. Parking Fee in Lieu a. At the discretion of the Planning and Development Officer, a fee may be paid in lieu of complying with the minimum parking requirements. b. The amount of payment for each required parking space is fixed by resolution adopted by the City Council, but in no case does the cost exceed the estimated, normal, current cost to the City of providing required parking spaces to serve the contemplated use. c. Payments collected by the City shall be kept separate from other revenue of the City. Any funds on deposit not immediately necessary for expenditure shall be invested as allowed in N.C. Gen. Stat. §159-30. Funds can only be used for the purchase of land or for the construction of new parking facilities within the DX- District. d. Any parking requirement satisfied in this manner shall run with the land and any subsequent change of use that requires more parking shall require subsequent action to satisfy the additional parking requirement. B. TOD Overlay District (-TOD) 1. General Requirements a. One parking space is required per dwelling unit; however, no more than two on-site parking spaces per dwelling unit are allowed. b. No vehicle parking is required for the first 16 dwelling units. c. One parking space per 500 square feet is required for all nonresidential gross floor area or the minimum number of parking spaces set forth in Sec. 7.1.2.C. , whichever is less.