Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 9 – 44 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 Area No Stormwater Control Measures Retention, Detention or Capture First Half Inch of Runoff Management of First Inch of Rainfalll Secondary water supply watershed protection areas with connections to both City water and sewer utilities 12% impervious surface; or 3,500 sq. ft. if this is not more than 24% impervious surface 24% impervious surface 30% built area; or 3,500 sq. ft. if this is not more than 50% built area; 70% built area in areas designated in the Compre- hensive Plan for higher impervious surfaces 2. Impervious surfaces and built areas include all proposed public and private streets within the development approved after June 20, 1993 and all impervious surfaces and built areas on any lot and common area. 3. Calculation of the area of the development includes all subdivision lots, new street rights-of-way established after June 20, 1993 and common areas within the watershed. Calculation of the area of the development excludes any widening of existing street rights-of-way, existing street rights-of-way and new street rights-of-way reserved in accordance with the Roadway Corridor Official Map Act, N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 136 Article 2E. 4. All lots established after June 20, 1993 must comply the impervious surface coverage standards and the built area coverage standards of the Article. 5. Substitutions of impervious surfaces done in accordance with Sec. 10.3.5.A. are allowed. C. Required Stormwater Measures 1. Stormwater Retention, Detention and Capture a. Within any secondary watershed protection area, lots which are connected to both City water and sewer utilities and have a total maximum impervious surface of more than 3,500 square feet may have an impervious coverage of more than 12% and less than 24%; provided that the first ½ inch of stormwater which directly or indirectly runs off the surfaces in excess of 12%, from the lot is: i. Retained for water harvesting and use on the site, infiltration into the soil, evaporation into the air, or a combination of these; ii. Detained for at least a 12-hour period; iii. Captured by an approved stormwater treatment device; or iv. A combination of the above. b. Built area coverage of 24% or higher is allowed in secondary reservoir watershed protection areas when the first inch of rainfall (including the amount from the first 24% built area coverage) is captured by an approved stormwater treatment device. Such runoff must be managed in accordance with Sec.9.5.2.C.3 below. 2. Stormwater Runoff From Streets a. Where impervious surface coverage is equal to or less than 12% in any primary water supply watershed protection area or equal to or less than 24% in any secondary water supply watershed protection area, the first ½ inch of stormwater which runs off any street must be contained within the development capture methods set forth in Sec. 9.5.2.C.1. above. b. Where impervious surface coverage is greater than 12% in any primary water supply watershed protection area or greater than 24% in any secondary water supply watershed protection area, the first inch of rainfall from streets must be managed in accordance with Sec. 9.5.2.C.3. below. 3. Use of GSI in Secondary Watershed Protection Areas a. When built area exceeds 24% in secondary reservoir watershed protection areas, runoff from the entire development site must be controlled on a runoff volume basis such 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 90 th 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. The developer may request, and the City may approve, a design exception to this requirement based on one or more of the following criteria: CHAPTER 9. ​NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION | Article 9.5. Watershed Protection Areas Sec. 9.5.2. Falls Watershed Protection Overlay District (-FWPOD)

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