Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 8 – 14 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 CHAPTER 8. ​SUBDIVISION & SITE PLAN STANDARDS | Article 8.3. ​Blocks, Lots, Access Sec. 8.3.6. ​Administrative Design Adjustment Findings Sec. 8.3.6. Administrative Design Adjustment Findings The PublicWorks Director may in accordance with Sec. 10.2.18. approve a design adjustment, subject to all of the following findings. A. The approved design adjustment meets the intent of this Article. B. The approved design adjustment conforms with the Comprehensive Plan and adopted City plans. C. The approved design adjustment does not increase congestion or compromise safety. D. The approved adjustment does not create any lots without direct street frontage. E. The design adjustment is deemed reasonable due to one or more of the following: 1. Topographic changes are too steep; 2. The presence of existing buildings, stream and other natural features; 3. Site layout of developed properties; 4. Adjoining uses or their vehicles are incompatible; 5. Strict compliance would pose a safety hazard; or 6. Does not conflict with an approved or built roadway construction project adjacent to or in the vicinity of the site. F. No design adjustment shall be approved when the City Council has authorized a roadway project in the vicinity, where the roadway design has not yet been finalized. Article 8.4. New Streets Sec. 8.4.1. General Provisions This Article describes guidelines for the construction of new streets throughout the City and is intended to provide a catalog of pre-approved street types that are appropriate to use. The City has approved a separate Street Design Manual which provides further details. A. Intent 1. The intent of the new streets regulations is to provide a palette of street typologies and design elements that reflect the character of different areas within the City. 2. The new street regulations provide adequate travel lanes for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. 3. Administrative design adjustments approved by the PublicWorks Director pursuant to Sec. 8.4.1.E. may be appropriate when an existing building would impede roadway expansion; when transitioning from a different street section; or where strict compliance with this UDO and the Raleigh Street Design Manual would pose a safety hazard. 4. Gated public streets shall not be permitted. B. Applicability 1. When a preliminary plan, final plat or site plan proposes the construction of a new street the requirements of this Article apply. 2. Sidewalks, streets and street trees must be installed and constructed in accordance with this Article. 3. Existing streets may remain serving existing development in their current configuration; however, they shall not be extended or substantially rebuilt except in conformance with this Article (see also Article 8.5. Existing Streets ) C. Letter of Acceptance Required 1. Sidewalks, streets and street trees must be installed prior to the issuance of a letter of final acceptance. 2. A conditional letter of acceptance may be issued in accordance with Sec. 8.1.3. where the PublicWorks Director determines that landscaping in the