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 

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

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)

TC1800003 - Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Update- A text amendment to Sec. 8.4, Floodplain and Flood Damage Protection Standards, to adopt revised map panels issued by FEMA.
(Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227)

- Planning Commission Date: July 10, 2018

TC1800004 - Zoning Permit: Text amendments to Article 3, Applications and Permits, to establish a zoning permit application and approval process for the review of certain types of development that do not require site plan approval.
*Note: This amendment will also be reviewed by the JCCPC at its June 6, 2018, meeting.
(Contact: Robin Young, 919-560-4137 ext. 28237

- Planning Commission Date: June 12, 2018

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

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

- None at this time