Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 12 – 14 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 CHAPTER 12. DEFINITIONS | Article 12.2. Defined Terms P measures and associated drainage easement, conduits, inlets, channels pipes, ditches, level spreaders, filters, buffers, bioretention areas, sand, filters, detention basins, wetlands and ponds, necessary to collect, convey, store and control stormwater runoff and pollutants within and for a single lot. Open Space, Active Improvements to accommodate recreation or activity, such as play fields and play courts, excluding sidewalks and greenways. Open Space Area Primarily vegetated areas where development is restricted and no additional impervious surface may be placed without first obtaining a permit from the City. The following are open space areas: active or passive open space areas, greenways, public parks, natural protective yards set forth in conditional use zoning districts and permanently protected undisturbed open space areas. Outdoor Advertising Sign Any off-premises, off-site, poster panel, billboard or non-point-of-sale sign. Outdoor Mobile Vending Cart A non-motorized cart with wheels that is temporarily stored on a premise where goods or merchandise are sold to the general public. p Parapet Wall That portion of any building wall that rises above the level of the roof line. Passive Open Space Generally an undeveloped space or environmentally sensitive area that requires minimal development. These open space areas can include pedestrian or bicycle pathways or greenways. Pedestrian Area An area used primarily for walking, such as a sidewalk or greenway. Phase of Grading One of 2 types of grading, rough or fine. Planned Transit Route Any fixed route public transit service described or illustrated in the City's adopted Comprehensive Plan or adopted by a local or regional public transit agency. Play Courts Recreation facilities that operate and use a court such as tennis, basketball, handball, squash, croquet, shuffleboard, volleyball and racquetball courts and clubs. Play Fields Areas in which field games are played and that contain less than 250 seats. Play fields include: baseball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball and open play areas. Portable Ground Sign Any sign which rests upon the ground, a structure, frame, building or other surface. Portable ground signs are not affixed to a supporting structure, building or frame. Such signs include but are not limited to the following: trailer signs, sandwich board signs, sidewalk signs, curb signs or A-Frame signs. Post-Development Conditions Pre-development conditions together with the land use, drainage and impervious conditions that would exist on the site if all proposed development plans for the site are fully completed. Pre-Development Conditions The land use, drainage and impervious surface conditions existing on the site at the time plans are submitted for approval, including any previously approved development plans for the site which has not sunsetted, projects which have an outstanding valid building permit in compliance with N.C. Gen. Stat. §160A-418 and §160A-422 or §153A-358 and §153A-362 and projects that have obtained a State permit such as landfills, land application of residuals on the site. Premises The term premises is interchangeable with the term lot. Principal Arterial Principal arterials are comprised of limited-access freeways, expressway and gateway arterials. Principal arterials are the same roads as major access corridors.