Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 8 – 31 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 Article 8.5. Existing Streets | CHAPTER 8. SUBDIVISION & SITE PLAN STANDARDS Sec. 8.5.1. General Provisions within GSI practices. Up to 20% of required understory trees may be offset by installing vegetated GSI practices, such as stormwater planter boxes. A maintenance plan must be approved for the GSI practice according to Sec. 9.2.2.D . 3. All a required street trees must meet the design and installation requirements of Sec. 7.2.7 . If a GSI practice is part of an approved stormwater management plan for the site, required street trees may be installed within the GSI practice. A maintenance plan must be approved for the GSI practice according to Sec. 9.2.2.D . 4. Where development abuts a street controlled by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, street trees may not be required in the right-of-way, at the discretion of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In this instance, a Type C2 street protective yard is required in accordance with Sec. 7.2.4. E. Fee-in-Lieu Where the Planning and Development Officer determines that construction of improvements would result in the improvement of less than ½ of a linear block face; an equivalent payment in lieu of construction may be required. F. Adopted Streetscape Plans 1. In the event an adopted streetscape plan regulates streetscape improvements, the adopted Plan shall control. The adopted streetscape plans are contained within the Raleigh Street Design Manual. 2. The requirements of this Article are intended to serve as minimum standards. Where a streetscape plan adopted before the effective date of this UDO sets a lower standard, the standard in this Article shall prevail. 3. The City Council may modify an adopted Streetscape Plan following written notice to property owners along the street. G. Administrative Design Adjustment Findings 1. The PublicWorks Director may in accordance with Sec. 10.2.18. approve an existing street design adjustment, subject to all of the following findings: a. The approved adjustment meets the intent of this Article; b. The approved adjustment conforms with the Comprehensive Plan and adopted City plans; c. The approved adjustment does not increase congestion or compromise safety; d. The approved adjustment does not create additional maintenance responsibilities for the City; and e. The approved adjustment has been designed and certified by a Professional Engineer.