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.

Upcoming Text Amendments

  • TC2100006- Omnibus 17: Amendments to various provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance for technical or clarifying changes, to comply with state legislation, or other minor policy changes that are not technical in nature.
    Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227


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

  • None at this time

Amendments Scheduled for City Council and Board of County Commissioners Hearing

After a public hearing, the Durham Planning Commission will make a recommendation to City Council and Board of County Commissioners

  • TC2100004 - Application and Review Procedures: Amendments to the UDO to codify or re-organize the application processes and requirements for street closings, street renamings, annexation requests, and statutory development agreements. Additional updates to review and notification requirements are also proposed, including additional notification to residents other than property owners, clarifying notice sign posting requirements, updates regarding changes to approved development plans and codifying contiguous development requirements, and technical updates.
    • City Council hearing date: November 15, 2021. Approved 7-0
    • Board of Commissioners hearing date: November 22, 2021. Approved 5-0