Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 12 – 16 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 12. DEFINITIONS | Article 12.2. Defined Terms S determined from a flood hazard soil interpretation. The regulatory flood protection elevation shall be the base flood elevation established on the drainage basin study maps plus 2 additional vertical feet. Replacement Cost Either the median value based Square Foot Costs established by the most recent edition of Building Construction Cost Data published by R.S. Means or the most recent tax value for a building as reported in the County tax office. The property owner shall decide which of the 2 methods for determining replacement cost is to be used. Residential District The following general use and conditional use zoning districts: Residential-1 (R-1), Residential-2 (R-2) Residential-4 (R-4), Residential-6 (R-6) and Residential-10 (R-10). Includes Manufactured Housing (MH). Resource Management District The following general use, conditional use zoning and overlay zoning districts: Conservation Management (CM), Metro-Park Protection Overlay District (-MPOD), Special Highway Overlay District-1 (-SHOD-1) and Special Highway Overlay District-2 (-SHOD-2). Riparian Surface Water Actual surface water that is shown as a feature on either the most recent version of (a) the soil survey map prepared by the Natural Resources Conservation Services of the United States Department of Agriculture or (b) the most recent version of the 1:24,000 scale (7.5 minute) quadrangle topographic maps prepared by the United States Geologic Survey (USGS) except for the following surface waters: 1. Man-made channels, such as ditches and canals, other than a modified natural stream. 2. Man-made ponds and lakes that are located outside natural drainage ways. 3. Ephemeral (stormwater) streams. Rooming Unit Any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit used for living and sleeping, but not for cooking or eating purposes. s Sadomasochism Center Any for profit establishment wherein the practice of flagellation, torture or fettering is used or administered to an individual either by an employee of the establishment or a patron of the establishment. Salvage Yard Any nonresidential property used for the storage, collection or recycling of any type of equipment, including but not limited to vehicles, appliances and related machinery. Sediment Solid particulate matter, both mineral and organic, that has been or is being transported by water, wind, gravity or ice from its point of origin. Sedimentation The process by which sediment resulting from accelerated erosion has been or is being transported off a site of the land-disturbing activity or into a lake or watercourse. Senior Housing Housing for residents at least 62 years in age. The housing must comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act. Shade Tree An evergreen or deciduous tree whose mature height can be expected to exceed 35 feet and which has an expected crown spread of 30 feet or more or is considered a shade tree in accordance with “American Standards of Nursery Stock”, set forth by the American Association of Nurserymen. Side Yard The area located between the side line(s) of a building or structure and the side boundary of a lot or an existing or proposed street right-of-way and extending along the entire length of the lot.