Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 10 – 38 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION | Article 10.2. Review Procedures Sec. 10.2.8. ​​Site Plan Review b. A Permit Application must be filled out completely in order to process an application for building review. c. No building or construction permit shall be issued for development requiring a site plan until the site review has been approved. d. No review of building or construction plans shall occur until a copy of the approved site review plan conforming to all conditions of approval has been received by Planning and Development or the Board of Adjustment has granted a variance authorizing the use of a non-complying site plan element. e. In reviewing the building permit application, the Inspections Department will consult with the various building trades of the Department and with the Fire, Utilities and PublicWorks Departments to check the proposed building plans against the requirements of this UDO and other applicable technical requirements of the City. f. The Inspections Department shall complete the review of the building plans and notify the applicant of nonconformities, omissions or required corrections. If the building plans are disapproved, the reasons for such disapproval shall be stated in writing, specifying the provisions of this UDO and other applicable technical requirements of the City with which the building plans do not comply. Revised building plans may be submitted to the Inspections Department for further consideration. g. Following building review, the Inspection Department shall approve, approve with conditions that bring the building plans into conformance with this UDO and other applicable technical requirements of the City or deny the building plans. The Inspections Department shall keep written records of any action taken. h. Prior to the issuance of any building or construction permit for the site, the applicant shall have installed all required improvements as specified in Chapter 8. Subdivision & Site Plan Standards or guaranteed their installation as provided in Sec. 8.1.3. i. An issued building permit expires 6 months after the date of issuance if the work authorized by the permit has not commenced. If after commencement, the work is discontinued for a period of 12 months, the permit shall immediately expire. No work authorized by any permit that has expired shall be performed until a new permit has been obtained. j. The approval process for site plans of infrastructure construction plans, final site and building review may at the option of the applicant be done sequentially as listed or combined all in 1 review process or in 2 different review processes provided that order of these processes are not reversed. D. Revisions to an Approved Site Plan Minor revisions to an approved site plan may be approved by Planning and Development without providing additional notice. The following revisions shall be considered minor: 1. Up to a 10% increase or any decrease in gross floor area of a single building; 2. Up to a 10% reduction in the approved setbacks from exterior property lines; and 3. Relocation of parking areas, internal driveways or structures where such relocation occurs more than 100 feet from exterior property lines. 4. All other changes to an approved site plan must be resubmitted as a new application. E. Expiration of a Site Plan A building permit must be obtained from the Inspections Department within 3 years from the date of site plan approval. The site plan shall expire 3 years from the approval date of the site plan unless an applicant has been granted vested rights or unless a valid building permit has been issued by Inspections Department. One 2-year extension to submit a building permit shall be granted by the Planning and Development Officer provided all of the following are met: 1. A written request for an extension has been made to the Planning and Development Officer prior to the expiration period; 2. Unconstructed portions of the approved site plan conform to all ordinances, laws, City policies and provisions of the Comprehensive Plan and other City Council adopted plans in effect at the time of the requested extension; 3. Adjacent streets have not been reclassified the Comprehensive Plan; 4. The plan addresses the adequacy of public facilities and services such as stormwater, water and sewer lines, streets, fire, public safety and trash collection; 5. There shall only be 1 extension permitted, not to exceed a time period of 2