Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 12 – 4 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 CHAPTER 12. DEFINITIONS | Article 12.2. Defined Terms B b Banner Any sign, except an awning sign, made of flexible, fabric-like material. Basal Area The total cross sectional area, stated in square feet per acre, of trees in a wooded area measured at 4½ feet above ground level. Base Flood Elevation (BFE) A determination of the water surface elevations of the base flood based on current conditions hydrology or future conditions hydrology as published in the flood insurance study. When the BFE has not been provided in a flood hazard area, it may be obtained from engineering studies available from a Federal or State other source using FEMA approved engineering methodologies. This elevation, when combined with 2 additional vertical feet establishes the regulatory flood protection elevation in flood hazard areas. Base Flood The flood having a 1% chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. Basement Any area of a building having its floor subgrade (below grade level) on all sides. Being Conducted A land-disturbing activity has been initiated, but permanent stabilization of the site has not been completed. Block A an area of land enclosed by streets and occupied by or intended for buildings. Building Facade The face of a building that delineates the edge of conditioned floor space. Built Area The sum of the horizontal areas of materials existing or placed at the ground surface that have impervious surfaces, as defined herein, that are not 0% impervious, including but not limited to permeable and semi-permeable pavements and pavers, green roofs, and living roofs. c Caliper The diameter of nursery‐grown trees measured at a point on the tree 6 inches above soil line for trees up to 4 inches caliper or measured at a point on the tree 12 inches above soil line for trees greater than 4 inches caliper. Caliper is the measurement used to specify sizes of new or replacement trees planted to meet the requirements of this UDO. Casualty Damage or destruction which is caused by the exercise of the power of eminent domain; man-made acts such as riot, fire, accident, explosion; or flood, lightning, wind or other calamity or act of nature. Champion Tree Any tree listed as the champion or co-champion of its species, either on the “National BigTree” list as compiled by the American Forestry Association or on the “Champion BigTrees of North Carolina” list as compiled by the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources or on the “Capital Trees Program” list as complied by Wake County Keep America Beautiful. Charitable Institution Establishments that are primarily engaged in administration of programs of financial assistance, training, counseling and other services to individuals or organizations, but not providing housing or shelter. Closed Fence or Wall A fence or wall which has no openings and contains shiplap or tongue and groove or similar overlapping design if made of wood. Civic Club A not for profit club for civic, social or fraternal purposes operated by a civic, social or fraternal organization, including offices for local, State and regional officials, not including a political party club. Completion of Construction or Development No further land-disturbing activity is required on a phase of a project except that which is necessary for establishing a permanent ground cover.