Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 1 – 21 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 1.5. Measurement, Exceptions & General Rules of Applicability | CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS Sec. 1.5.12. Private Residential Garage Parking Options Sec. 1.5.11. Reserved Sec. 1.5.12. Private Residential Garage Parking Options A. Intent 1. The intent of the residential garage options is to minimize the visual impact of street-facing garage doors. 2. Where garage doors can be seen from the street, measures should be taken to reduce the visual impact of the doors. 3. Measures include garage doors set back from the front wall plane, architectural treatments, translucent garage doors, single doors, projecting elements over the garage doors (such as bay windows) and limits on the total number of doors that face the street. 4. Where garage doors are located perpendicular to the street, measures should be taken to reduce the visual impact of the side wall that faces the street. Measures include architectural treatments, changes in material, landscaping, vegetation or the installation of windows. B. Applicability 1. Any private residential garage constructed after September 1, 2013 must meet the standards of this section. Alternative compliance may be considered by the Planning and Development Officer, consistent with the intent of this section. 2. In addition to the standards provided in this section, attached and detached garages must meet all applicable requirements for either principal buildings or accessory structures as set forth in this UDO. 3. Any garage constructed prior to September 1, 2013 that does not comply with these private residential garage parking options is not considered non-conforming. If a pre-existing garage is voluntarily demolished, any new garage must be constructed in compliance with these regulations. If a pre- existing garage that does not meet these regulations is destroyed following a casualty, the garage may be reconstructed to its previous state. C. Administrative Alternate Findings The Planning and Development Officer may in accordance with Sec. 10.2.17. approve an alternate garage option, subject to all of the following findings: 1. The approved alternate meets the intent of the garage option regulations; 2. The approved alternate conforms with the Comprehensive Plan and adopted City plans; 3. The approved alternate does not negatively impact pedestrian circulation and safety; 4. Measures are taken to mitigate the visual impact of the garage design; and 5. The required garage setbacks are met.