Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 12 – 17 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 Article 12.2. Defined Terms | CHAPTER 12. DEFINITIONS S 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. Sign Any temporary or permanent identification, description, animation, illustration, or device, illuminated or non-illuminated, which is visible from any right-of-way, situated indoors or outdoors, and which directs attention to any realty, product, service, place, activity, person, institution, performance, commodity, firm, business or solicitation, or any emblem, painting, banner, poster, bulletin board, pennant, placard or temporary sign designed to identify or convey information. Signs do not include displays located inside buildings, courts, lobbies, stadiums, or other structures that are not positioned in such a manner so as to be intended to be seen from the exterior of the building or structure. Siltation The sediment resulting from accelerated erosion which is settleable or removable by properly designed, constructed and maintained control measures and which has been transported from its point of origin within the site of a land-disturbing activity and which has been deposited or is in suspension in water. Solid Waste Disposal Facility Any facility involved in the disposal of solid waste, as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. §130A-290(a)(35). Special District The following general use and conditional use zoning districts: Conservation Management (CM), Agricultural Productive (AP), Heavy Industrial (IH), Manufactured Home Park (R-MP) and Campus (CMP). Start of Construction The date a building permit was issued, provided the actual “start of construction,” repair, reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, placement or other improvement was made within 180 days of the permit date. The actual start means either the first placement of permanent construction of a structure on site, such as the pouring of slab or footings, the installation of piles, the construction of columns or any work beyond the stage of excavation, or the placement of a “manufactured home” on a foundation. For a substantial improvement, the actual start of construction is the first alteration of any load-bearing wall, ceiling, floor or other structural part of a building, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the building. Stepback The horizontal distance of a building facade that is recessed on a horizontal plane. Stormwater Control Devices The overall design, construction and maintenance of one or more devices, measures and associated drainage easements, conduits, inlets, channels, pipes and ditches, level spreaders, filters, buffers, bioretention areas, sand filters, detention basins, swales, wetlands and ponds or any other City-approved best management practice necessary to collect, convey, store, treat and control stormwater runoff and pollutants. Stormwater Control Facilities Off-site stormwater control facilities, on-site stormwater control facilities, regional stormwater control facilities or any combination thereof. Stormwater Control Master Plan A conceptual plan approved by the City Council which establishes stormwater control policies and recommendations for an entire watershed or region as an alternative to individual site specific stormwater control plans. Storm Drainage Facilities The man-made system of inlets, conduits, channels, ditches or other such facilities and appurtenances which collect and convey stormwater. Stormwater Runoff Runoff of water resulting from precipitation in any form. Street Furniture Physical improvements required by approved streetscape plans including but not limited to: benches, bicycle racks, pedestrian lighting, trash receptacles, planters, flower boxes/pots or other objects located outdoors.