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

  • None at this time

AMENDMENTS SCHEDULED FOR PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING

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

  • TC21000001- Omnibus 16Amendments to various provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance for technical or clarifying changes, or other minor policy changes not technical in nature. (Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227) 
    • Planning Commission hearing date: March 9, 2021

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

  • TC2000001 - Trees and Landscaping: Amendments to landscaping, street tree, and tree coverage requirements primarily in Article 8, Tree Coverage and Tree Protection; Article 10, Landscaping and Buffering; and other applicable sections of the Unified Development Ordinance. (Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227)
    Public Hearing Date: 
    • City Council hearing: December 7, 2020 - Approved 7-0
    • Board of County Commissioners hearing: November 23, 2020 - Approved 5-0
  • TC2000002 - Omnibus 15: Amendments to various provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance for technical or clarifying changes, or other minor policy changes not technical in nature. (Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227)
    Public Hearing Date: 
    • City Council hearing: December 7, 2020 - Approved 7-0 
    • Board of County Commissioners hearing: November 23, 2020 - Approved 5-0 
  • TC2000004 – 160D Updates: This text amendment proposes revisions to various provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) in order to comply with statutory revisions associated with the new state enabling legislation NCGS Chapter 160D. The amendments are identified as necessary corrections, clarifications, re-organization, or other minor changes to comply with 160D, and also include other technical changes for clarity or to remove redundancies. (Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227)
    Public Hearing Date: 
    • City Council hearing: January 19, 2021 - Approved 7-0
    • Board of County Commissioners hearing: January 25, 2021 - Approved 5-0