Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 1 – 5 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 Article 1.2. Zoning Map | CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS Sec. 1.2.1. Establishment of Official Zoning Map Article 1.2. Zoning Map Sec. 1.2.1. Establishment of Official Zoning Map A. The location and boundaries of zoning districts established by this UDO are shown and maintained as part of the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) under the direction of the Planning and Development Officer. The Zoning GIS layer constitutes the City of Raleigh's Official Zoning Map and is part of this UDO. All notations, references and other information shown shall have the same force and effect as if fully set forth or described in this UDO. B. At the direction of City Council, the Planning and Development Officer is authorized to revise the Official Zoning Map. No unauthorized person may alter or modify the Official Zoning Map. C. Planning and Development must maintain digital or printed copies of the Official Zoning Map and maintain records of superseded official maps. D. All changes to the Official Zoning Map of the City shall be identified by updating the original computer digital data of each change, together with the date of the change. E. When the City's extraterritorial jurisdiction is expanded, changes in the Official Zoning Map shall be identified by updating the original computer digital data with the date of the change. F. A hard copy of the data and changes to the data will be kept by Planning and Development; all revisions to hard copies will be numbered, dated and signed by the Planning and Development Officer. Sec. 1.2.2. Interpretation of Map Boundaries A. In the event that any uncertainty exists with respect to the intended boundaries as shown on Official Zoning Map, the Planning and Development Officer is authorized to interpret the boundaries. B. Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of any zoning district shown on the Official Zoning Map, the precise location is to be determined as follows: 1. Where a boundary line is shown as coinciding, binding along or super- imposed upon a lot line, such lot line shall be deemed to be a boundary line. 2. Where the location of a boundary line is indicated by a designated number of feet, that distance controls. 3. Where a boundary line is shown as within or binding along a street, alley, waterway or right-of-way, the boundary line is deemed to be in the center of the street, alley, waterway or right-of-way except in the cases where the edge of the street, alley, waterway or right-of-way is designated as the boundary line. 4. Where a boundary line is shown as binding along a railroad track or as being located a designated number of feet from a railroad track or where the location of a boundary line may be scaled from a railroad track, the nearest rail of the track designated controls. 5. Where a boundary line is superimposed on a topographic elevation line, the precise location of the boundary line must be determined by field survey of the topographic elevation line, unless the topographic elevation has been relocated through grading subsequent to establishment of the boundary line. 6. Where a boundary line is shown and its location is not fixed by any of the rules above, its precise location shall be determined by the use of the scale shown on the map. Sec. 1.2.3. Rules of Interpretation Where an approved zoning condition conflicts with a standard of the corresponding general use district, the following shall apply. A. The new general use district is controlling. B. The UDO height, setback, parking, landscaping and screening regulations when more stringent than in the conditional use zoning district ordinance are controlling. The calculation of height, setback and parking shall be in accordance with the UDO. C. All approval processes shall follow the regulations of this UDO. D. If the conditional use zoning ordinance limits uses to a former legacy zoning district, those use limitations shall continue except if the former allowed use is not allowed in the newUDO general use zoning district. Limited uses and special uses will be determined by the UDO general use district.