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)

TC1800010 – Neighborhood Protection Overlay Process: Amendments to Sec. 4.6, Neighborhood Protection Overlay (-P), and other associated sections of the Unified Development Ordinance to revise the process for initiating a neighborhood protection overlay.
(Contact: Michael Stock, 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)

TC1800005 - Tree and Landscaping Revisions: Amendments to tree coverage and landscape/buffer requirements in Articles 8; Environmental Protection, Article 9, Landscaping and Buffering; Article 17, Definitions; and other associated sections.
(Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227)
- Planning Commission Meeting Date: February 12, 2019

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

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

TC1800002 - Omnibus Changes 12: Technical amendments to various sections of the UDO and amendments regarding standards for mailbox clusters for residential developments.
(Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227)
- Board of County Commissioners Meeting Date: January 14, 2019
- City Council Meeting Date: December 17, 2018

TC1800006 - Private Streets: a privately-initiated amendment to broaden the allowance of private streets for single-family subdivisions in the County jurisdiction.
(Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227)
- Board of County Commissioners Meeting Date (Revised): November 13, 2018
- City Council Meeting Date: December 17, 2018

TC1800008 - Text-Only Development Plan: Amendments to Sec. 3.5, Zoning Map Change, and other associated sections of the Unified Development Ordinance to provide standards for a text-only development plan.
(Contact: Michael Stock, 919-560-4137 ext. 28227)
- City Council Meeting Date: January 22, 2019
- Board of County Commissioners Meeting Date: January 14, 2019