Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 10 – 8 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION | Article 10.1. Review Bodies Sec. 10.1.7. Planning and Development Officer Sec. 10.1.7. Planning and Development Officer A. Delegation of Authority 1. The Planning and Development Officer serves as the administrator of this UDO unless otherwise stated. 2. The Planning and Development Officer may designate any staff member as their designee in any function assigned by this UDO to Planning and Development; the Planning and Development Officer remains responsible for any action taken by their designee. 3. The Planning and Development Officer is the administrative director of Planning and Development and has the authority to supervise all activities and decisions of Planning and Development. B. General Authority The functions and duties of the Planning and Development Officer include: 1. Administration and coordination of the City’s planning program, including liaison information and technical assistance to citizens, community groups, commissions and supervision of planning studies and reports; 2. Administration of land use controls such as this UDO and their technical maintenance; 3. Assembling of data, preparation of maps, maintenance of a complete information system and development of planning policy and implementation for the comprehensive planning process; 4. Assistance in implementation of plans, studies and coordination of efforts dealing with environment, open space, urban design and historic preservation; 5. Neighborhood studies and coordination with regard to housing and neighborhood planning; 6. Economic development; 7. Transportation planning; 8. Assistance to other City departments; 9. Receive development plans, permit review, schedule inspections and issue permits; and 10. Urban design. C. Specific Review Authority The Planning and Development Officer is responsible for review and recommendation (unless otherwise noted) regarding: 1. Comprehensive Plan amendments; 2. Text amendments to this UDO; 3. Rezonings (review only) 4. City Council approved subdivisions (review only); 5. Special use permits (review only); 6. Variances (review only); 7. Historic Landmark designations; 8. Major certificates of appropriateness (review only); and 9. Subdivision waivers (review only). D. Specific Approval Authority Subject to any right of appeal, the Planning and Development Officer is responsible for final action regarding: 1. Preliminary subdivision plans except for subdivision approvals, other than single-unit living in the Metro-Park Overlay District, subdivision approvals in any Historic Overlay District or for a designated Historic Landmark or when a subdivision waiver is requested; 2. Final subdivision plats; 3. Zoning permits; 4. Plot plans; 5. Site plans; 6. Minor certificates of appropriateness; 7. Temporary use permits; and 8. Administrative alternates.