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)

 - None at this time


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)
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)

- Planning Commission Meeting - December 13, 2016

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

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

TC1600001 - WCF Technical Changes: A set of amendments to the wireless communication facility standards in paragraph 5.3.3N, Wireless Communication Facilities for Transmitting and Receiving Electronic Signals (WCFs), to make technical corrections and clarifications. 
(Contact: Michael Stock, AICP, Senior Planner, 919-560-4137, ext. 28227)

- City Council Meeting - December 5, 2016
- Board of County Commissioners Meeting - December 12, 2016

TC1600004 - Historic Preservation and Other Process Changes: A set of technical amendments to make corrections, clarifications, and re-organize sections of the UDO related to certificates of appropriateness and review procedures for various applications. Primarily amends Sec. 2.1, Governing Bodies; Sec. 2.5, Historic Preservation Commission; Sec. 3.2, Common Review Procedures; Sec. 3.5, Zoning Map Change; Sec. 3.6, Subdivision Review; Sec. 3.7, Site Plan Review; Sec. 3.16, Historic District or Landmark Designation; and Sec. 3.17, Certificate of Appropriateness.
(Contact: Michael Stock, AICP, Senior Planner, 919-560-4137, ext. 28227)

- City Council Meeting - December 5, 2016
- Board of County Commissioners Meeting - December 12, 2016