Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 10 – 18 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION | Article 10.2. Review Procedures Sec. 10.2.3. UDO Text 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. Notice of the public hearing shall be given in accordance with Sec. 10.1.8. 4. City Council Public Hearing and Action a. Before taking final action on a UDO text 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 shall approve, approve as revised, deny, send the proposed UDO text amendment back to the Planning Commission or Planning and Development Officer for additional consideration. c. Approval by the City Council shall include the adoption of a statement describing how the City Council considers the action taken to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, reasonable and in the public interest. d. All enactments, amendments and changes must be in the form of an ordinance. Copies of adopted city ordinances 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 UDO text amendment application are not all-inclusive. Review and recommendations on UDO text amendments to this UDO by the Planning and Development Officer may consider whether: 1. The proposed text amendment corrects an error or meets the challenge of some changing condition, trend or fact; 2. The proposed text amendment is in response to changes in state law; 3. The proposed text amendment is generally consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and adopted area plans; 4. The proposed text amendment does not conflict with any specific policy or action item of the Comprehensive Plan; 5. The proposed text amendment is generally consistent with the stated purpose and intent of this UDO; 6. The proposed text amendment constitutes a 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; 7. The proposed text amendment significantly impacts the natural environment, including air, water, noise, stormwater management, wildlife and vegetation; and 8. The proposed text amendment significantly impacts existing conforming development patterns, standards or zoning regulations.