Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 7 – 8 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 7. GENERAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS | Article 7.1. Parking Sec. 7.1.4. Vehicle Parking Reductions d. No vehicle parking is required for the first 10,000 square feet of ground story gross floor area that meets the ground story height and ground story transparency requirements for a mixed use building (see Sec. 3.2.6. ) . e. Surface parking associated with a nonresidential use may not exceed 100% of the requirement enumerated in Sec. 7.1.2.C. Parking spaces provided in an underground or structured parking garage do not count toward the maximum number of spaces permitted. 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 same -TOD. 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. C. Urban Frontage (-GR, -UL, -UG - SH) 1. One parking space is required per dwelling unit; however, no more than 2 on-site parking spaces per dwelling unit are allowed. 2. No vehicle parking is required for the first 16 dwelling units. 3. 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. 4. No vehicle parking is required for the first 10,000 square feet of ground story gross floor area that meets the ground story height and ground story transparency requirements for a mixed use building (see Sec. 3.2.6. ) . 5. Restaurants (regardless of size) within 100 feet of a Residential District, with hours of operation extending past 11 PM, must provide parking for the entire floor area devoted to the restaurant at a rate of 1 parking space per 150 square feet of gross floor area or 1 space per 5 seats, whichever is greater. 6. Urban Frontages in a DX- District shall use the requirements of Sec. 7.1.3.A. 7. Urban Frontages in a -TOD shall use the requirements of Sec. 7.1.3.B. 8. An uncovered outdoor dining area of no more than 25% of the area of any indoor dining is exempt from the calculation of required parking spaces. Any additional area shall provide parking at the indoor dining rate. Sec. 7.1.4. Vehicle Parking Reductions A. Proximity to Transit 1. A 10% reduction in the number of required parking spaces is allowed for uses with a main entrance within a walking distance of 1,320 feet of an operating transit stop or stops provided the stops are all within 1,320 feet walking distance of each other, with service from 6 AM to 8 PM where service intervals are no longer than 15 minutes during peak commute hours. 2. The transit reduction does not apply in a DX- District, -TOD or Urban Frontage. B. Affordable Housing 1. Required parking for an affordable housing development may be reduced to a rate of 1 parking space for each unit. 2. The affordable housing reduction applies only to required spaces for dwelling units. If required, visitor spaces must be provided at the standard rate. C. Senior Housing 1. Senior housing is only required to provide 1 space per dwelling or rooming unit. 2. The senior housing reduction applies only to required spaces for dwelling or rooming units. If required, visitor spaces must be provided at the standard rate. 3. The parking reduction for senior housing is only available for multi-unit living in an apartment building type.