Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 1 – 2 Effective Date: March 6, 2018 Supp. No. 5 CHAPTER 1. ​INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS | Article 1.1. Legal Provisions Sec. 1.1.1. Title therefore minimize vehicle traffic by providing for a mixture of land uses, walkability and compact community form; H. Provide neighborhoods with a variety of housing types to serve the needs of a diverse population; I. Promote the greater health benefits of a pedestrian-oriented environment; J. Reinforce the character and quality of neighborhoods; K. Remove barriers and provide incentives for walkable projects; L. Protect and promote appropriately located commercial and industrial activities in order to preserve and strengthen the City’s economic base; M. Encourage compact development; N. Ensure that adequate facilities are constructed to serve new development; O. Provide for orderly growth and development of suitable neighborhoods with adequate transportation networks, drainage and utilities and appropriate building sites; P. Save unnecessary expenditures of funds by requiring the proper initial construction of transportation networks, sidewalks, drainage facilities and utilities; and Q. Provide land records for the convenience of the public and for better identification and permanent location of real estate boundaries. Sec. 1.1.5. Relationship to the Comprehensive Plan The Comprehensive Plan serves as the basic policy guide for development under this UDO. The policies and action items of the Comprehensive Plan may be amended from time to time to meet the changing requirements of the City in accordance with the standards and procedures in Sec. 10.2.2. Sec. 1.1.6. Minimum Requirements The requirements of this UDO are considered to be the minimum requirements for the promotion of the public health, safety and general welfare. Sec. 1.1.7. Conflicting Provisions A. If any provisions of this UDO are inconsistent with similar provisions of State or Federal law, the more restrictive provision shall control, to the extent permitted by law. Article 1.1. Legal Provisions Sec. 1.1.1. Title The official title of this document is Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina and is referred to throughout this document as "this UDO.” Sec. 1.1.2. Applicability A. This UDO applies to all land, buildings, structures and uses located within the corporate limits and the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. B. To the extent allowed by law, the provisions of this UDO apply to all land, buildings, structures and uses owned, leased or otherwise controlled by any district, County, State or Federal government agencies. Sec. 1.1.3. Effective Date This UDO was adopted on February 18, 2013 and became effective on September 1, 2013 by Ordinance No. 2013 151 TC 357 (TC-3-12). Sec. 1.1.4. Purpose and Intent This UDO is adopted to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety and general welfare of residents and businesses in the City. More specifically, this UDO is adopted to achieve the following objectives: A. Implement the policies and goals contained within officially adopted plans, including the Comprehensive Plan; B. Improve the built environment and human habitat; C. Conserve and protect the City’s natural beauty and setting, including trees, scenic vistas and cultural and historic resources; D. Ensure that new development conserves energy, land and natural resources; E. Protect water quality within watershed critical areas, the general watershed areas of designated water supply watersheds and other watershed districts; F. Encourage environmentally responsible development practices; G. Promote development patterns that support safe, effective and multi-modal transportation options, including auto, pedestrian, bicycle and transit and