Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 9 – 12 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 not contribute a nitrogen export load exceeding 3.6 pounds per acre per year. b. Compliance with stormwater control master plan must include the installation within the development of all stormwater control measures shown on the stormwater control master plan, payment of fees in lieu of installation, when allowed by the City and payment of any applicable drainage fees. c. Stormwater control measures shown on the stormwater control master plan for a new development or expansion of existing development that are demonstrated to control stormwater on a runoff volume basis will be deemed to meet the nitrogen export load requirement, provided that the post-development volume of stormwater leaving the site is equal to or less than the pre-development volume of stormwater leaving the site based on the 90th percentile storm. For the purpose of meeting this requirement for new development sites, the pre-development land cover must be assumed to be forested for the entire development site. For redevelopment of a developed site, any impervious area added as part of the redevelopment must be assumed to be forested in the pre- development condition. In any case, output from appropriate Nutrient SensitiveWaters methodology shall be provided to the City for purposes of recordkeeping and reporting. 2. Payment In Lieu Option The nitrogen export load limitations for a development may be off-set through a payment made to the North Carolina Riparian Buffer Restoration Fund or private mitigation bank. The payment shall be based on the latest fee adopted by the State and shall meet the following requirements. a. In General i. Installation of City-approved stormwater control measures or payment in lieu option or a combination of both may be used to satisfy the nitrogen load requirement. ii. For subdivisions with an approved stormwater control facilities plan, all payments shall be made prior to issuance of a land disturbance permit. Where no land disturbance permit is required, fees shall be due prior to recording of the plat. iii. For all other developments, payments shall be paid to the North Carolina Riparian Buffer Restoration Fund prior to the issuance of applicable development permits. b. Residential Development i. For any detached house used for single-unit living or any attached house used for two-unit living, a one-time offset payment may be paid to the North Carolina Riparian Buffer Restoration Fund to reduce the nitrogen export load of up to 6 pounds per acre per year to 3.6 pounds per acre per year. ii. All residential development that exceeds nitrogen export loads of 6 pounds per acre per year must install City-approved stormwater control measures to reduce the nitrogen export load of their development to 6 pounds per acre per year limitation to become eligible for the payment in lieu option. c. Mixed Use and Nonresidential Development i. For mixed use and nonresidential development, a one-time offset payment may be paid to the North Carolina Riparian Buffer Restoration Fund to reduce the nitrogen export load of up to 10 pounds per acre per year to 3.6 pounds per acre per year. ii. Mixed use and nonresidential development that exceeds nitrogen export loads of 10 pounds per acre per year must install City- approved stormwater control measures to reduce the nitrogen export load of their development to 10 pounds per acre per year limitation to become eligible for the payment in lieu option. C. Stormwater Control Permits 1. No development, expansion of existing development or the placement of more than 12,000 square feet of any impervious surface, may occur on a site without a stormwater control permit from the Office of Development Services. 2. No stormwater control permit may be approved until a stormwater control plan is first approved by the City in accordance with Sec. 9.2.2.D. 3. No stormwater control permit may be issued except in strict conformity CHAPTER 9. ​NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION | Article 9.2. Stormwater Management Sec. 9.2.2. Active Stormwater Control Measures

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