Pending Text Amendments and Public Participation

There are 3 stages when you can have input into the text amendment adoption process. They are:  
  1. Review and Comment Period - Public review period opens with no public hearings scheduled; special public information sessions, if any, will be noted below. 
  2. Planning Commission Review - A public hearing is held as noted below. After the hearing the Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the governing boards. 
  3. City Council and Board of County Commissioners Review - Each governing body holds separate public hearings and then take final action to approve, disapprove, or modify the text amendment.
Please note that draft text amendments are subject to modifications as they move through the review and approval process.

The following are pending amendments to the text of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) at various stages of the approval process. Please contact the appropriate staff person identified with the amendment for any questions or to make comments regarding the proposed amendment.

Amendments for Review and Comment - No Public Hearings at This Time

(Public review and comment period is open and continues until the amendment is adopted)

TC1400003 – Updates to Design District Zoning Regulations - for further information click here 
(Contact: Michael Stock, AICP, Senior Planner, 919-560-4137, ext. 28227)


Amendments Scheduled for Planning Commission Public Hearing

(After a public hearing, the Durham Planning Commission will make a recommendation to City Council and Board of County Commissioners)
TC1600006 - Mass Grading Buffers - Per direction of by the JCCPC, revise mass current mass grading buffer  requirements (Sec. 9.5 Mass Grading Buffers and Revegetation) to the extent allowed by state law.
(Contact: Michael Stock, AICP, Senior Planner, 919-560-4137, ext. 28227)
- Planning Commission Meeting - February 14, 2017

Amendments Scheduled for City Council & Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings

(Final action to be taken after the public hearings by both governing bodies)

TC1600002 - TIA Expiration: An amendment to clarify that the period of validity of a traffic impact analysis (TIA),pursuant to Sec. 3.3, Traffic Impact Analysis, applies to a TIA submitted with a zoning map change with a development plan. 
(Contact: Michael Stock, AICP, Senior Planner, 919-560-4137, ext. 28227)

- City Council Meeting - March 20, 2017
- Board of County Commissioners Meeting - March 27, 2017