Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 10 – 16 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION | Article 10.2. Review Procedures Sec. 10.2.2. Comprehensive Plan Amendment 3. Public Hearing by City Council a. Following the recommendation of the Planning Commission or expiration of the applicable Planning Commission review period without a recommendation, the City Council shall conduct a public hearing. Notice of the public hearing shall occur within 60 days of receiving the request from the Planning Commission. b. The public hearing shall be noticed in accordance with Sec. 10.1.8. and Sec. 10.2.1.C. 4. City Council Public Hearing and Action a. Before taking final action on a proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment, the City Council may consider the recommendations of the Planning Commission and Planning and Development Officer and comments made at the public hearing. b. The City Council may review the application in light of the considerations in Sec. 10.2.2.E. c. The City Council shall approve, approve as revised, deny, send the proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment back to the Planning Commission or Planning and Development Officer for additional consideration. d. Approval by the City Council shall include the adoption of a statement describing how the City Council considers the action taken to be reasonable and in the public interest. e. All enactments, amendments and changes must be in the form of a resolution. Copies of Comprehensive Plan amendments shall be kept on file at the office of the City Clerk. E. Considerations for Planning and Development Officer Review The following lists of considerations for the Planning and Development Officer’s review and recommendations regarding a proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment are not all-inclusive. Review and recommendations of proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments may consider whether: 1. The proposed amendment corrects an error or meets the challenge of some changing condition, trend or fact; 2. The proposed amendment is in response to changes in state law; 3. The proposed amendment constitutes a substantial benefit to the City as a whole and is not solely for the good or benefit of a particular landowner or owners at a particular point in time; and 4. The proposed amendment is consistent with other identified Plan policies and adopted area plans; 5. The impact of the proposed amendment has with regard to: a. Established property or proposed development in the vicinity of the proposed amendment; b. Existing or future land use patterns; c. Existing or planned public services and facilities; d. Existing or planned roadways; e. The natural environment, including air, water, noise, stormwater management, wildlife and vegetation; and f. Other policies of the Comprehensive Plan.