Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 3 – 15 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 3.4. Frontage Requirements | CHAPTER 3. MIXED USE DISTRICTS Sec. 3.4.2. General Requirements Sec. 3.4.2. General Requirements A. Urban Frontages The Urban Frontages include the following: Green, Urban Limited, Urban General and Shopfront. B. Design of Parking Structures on Urban Frontages 1. The ground story of structured parking must have active uses (such as, but not limited to, residential, commercial, office or civic space) located between the parking structure and any public sidewalk. 2. Where upper stories of structured parking are located at the perimeter of a building, they must be screened so that cars are not visible from adjacent streets. Sloped ramps cannot be discernible along the perimeter of the parking structure. Architectural and vegetative screens must be used to articulate the facade, hide parked vehicles and shield lighting. In addition, the ground floor facade treatment (building materials, windows and architectural detailing) shall be continued on upper stories. 3. Upper stories of parking structure facades shall be designed with both vertical (facade rhythm of 20 feet to 30 feet) and horizontal articulation (aligning with horizontal elements along the block). C. Preexisting Conditions 1. All buildings, structures, pedestrian accesses, streetscapes and vehicular surface areas existing at the time that the frontage is first applied to the property shall not be deemed a zoning nonconformity solely because of frontage requirements. Replacement and repair of buildings, structures, pedestrian accesses, streetscapes and vehicular surface areas existing at the time that the frontage is first applied to the property may be made provided all of the following are met: a. Replacement is like for like. b. The replacement conforms to all provisions of this UDO except, frontage requirements. c. The damage or destruction is caused by means other than voluntary actions. d. Reconstruction and repair, not including interior work, shall not exceed 50% of the replacement cost immediately prior to the damage or destruction. Replacement cost shall be determined in accordance with Sec. 10.3.3.G.4 and 5 . e. Reconstruction or repair is commenced with a valid building permit or zoning permit within 12 months of the date of such damage or destruction. 2. Lots subject to build-to requirements that contain pre-existing buildings and maintain pre-existing buildings and which add additions to existing buildings that singularly or collectively comprise no more than 25% of the gross floor area existing at the time the build-to requirements became applicable to the property, or 1,000 square feet, whichever is greater, are allowed to expand the building anywhere within their minimum setbacks, without deference to the build-to requirements. All other frontage requirements, if any, shall apply. 3. Lots subject to build-to requirements that contain pre-existing buildings and maintain pre-existing buildings and which either add additions to existing buildings in excess of those allowed by item number 2. above or construct any new additional buildings on the lot shall conform to the following build- to requirements. All other frontage requirements, if any, shall apply. a. Additions Expansion of an existing building that is unable to meet the required build-to percentage must comply with the following provisions: i. Street-Fronting: Addition Additions to the front of an existing building would be allowed. The addition does not have to extend into the build-to area nor does it have to meet the required build-to percentage for the lot.