Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 10 – 40 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION | Article 10.2. Review Procedures Sec. 10.2.8. ​​Site Plan Review Sec. 10.2.9. Special Use Permit A. Applicability 1. Special uses within each zoning district are uses that may be appropriate in a particular zoning district, but because of the increased potential for incompatibility with adjacent uses, require individual review by the Board of Adjustment. 2. A special use permit is required for all special uses as set forth in Chapter 6. Use Regulations . B. Pre-Application Conference Before submitting an application for a special use permit, an applicant shall schedule a pre-application conference with the Planning and Development Officer to discuss the procedures, standards and regulations required for approval. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Planning and Development Officer. C. Application Requirements 1. An application for a special use permit shall be submitted with in accordance with Sec. 10.2.1.B. 2. A Special Use Permit Application must be filled out to initiate a request for a special use permit. D. Approval Process 1. Planning and Development Officer Action Planning and Development shall review the application for a special use permit in light of the showings of Sec. 10.2.9.E. and applicable requirements of Chapter 6. Use Regulations and advise the applicant. 2. Board of Adjustment Action Following notice as required in Sec. 10.1.8. the Board of Adjustment shall hold a quasi-judicial public hearing as set forth in Sec. 10.2.1.D.1. E. Showings Before a request for a special use permit is granted, the Board of Adjustment must show that all of the following are met: 1. The proposed use complies with all applicable provisions of this UDO unless otherwise expressly modified in accordance with this UDO; 2. The proposed use is allowed as a special use in the respective zoning district (see Chapter 6. Use Regulations ) ; 3. The proposed use complies with any specific use standard listed in Chapter 6. Use Regulations without the granting of any variance to the specific use standard; 4. The proposed use is compatible with adjacent uses in terms of location, scale, site design, hours of operation and operating characteristics; 5. Any adverse impacts resulting from the proposed use in the affected area will be effectively mitigated or offset or the special use is denied; 6. Access with respect to pedestrian, bicycle and automotive safety, traffic flow and emergency service is adequate; 7. Signage is suitable and appropriate; and 8. Any appropriate dedications of streets and utilities to the public will be made prior to the issuance of a building permit. F. Limits on Approval Whenever the Board of Adjustment approves a special use permit, approval shall not change the zoning of the property or give the property status as a nonconformity as set forth in Article 10.3. Nonconformities . G. Revisions to an Approved Special Use Permit An approved special use permit shall not without prior approval of the Board of Adjustment: 1. Change to another use for more than 30 days; 2. Increase its density or intensity; Public Hearing Review & Decide Submit Application Planning and Development Officer Board of Adjustment Review Pre-Application Conference Approve Disapprove