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February 7, 2020

Notice of Upcoming Public Meetings and Planning Events

Please note: Agenda items are current at time of posting, but may not be available for review at this time. Items may be changed, updated, or added after the initial posting.

Announcements


Ask A Planner

5:00-5:30 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of Every Month before
City-County Planning Commission
Ask A Planner

Want to know more about potential land use changes and other public hearing items being heard by the Durham City-County Planning Commission, and ultimately the Durham City Council and Durham County Board of Commissioners? Now you can do so during monthly ‘Ask a Planner’ sessions. 

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month before the regularly scheduled Durham City-County Planning Commission meetings that begin at 5:30 p.m., Planning Department staff will be available to provide information about public hearing items on the agenda for that evening’s meeting. The case planners will be in the City Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 101 City Hall Plaza, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 


Planning Academy


A FOUR-WEEK COURSE HELD FROM 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
ON MARCH 26, APRIL 2, APRIL 9, & APRIL 16, 2020
DURHAM CITY HALL, 101 CITY HALL PLAZA
Apply Now to the Spring 2020 Durham Planning Academy

Have you ever wondered to yourself...  What exactly is zoning and what can/can’t it do? How do things get built in Durham? Why does that building or site look like that? How and why do you plan for something that is 5, 10, or 15 years away? What legal basis does the City and County have to regulate land? How can residents get involved in planning matters? 


Hosted for the seventh time since the course’s inception in 2016, the Durham City-County Planning Department is seeking applicants for its Durham Planning Academy, which is designed for residents who want a better understanding of planning issues, how they impact current and future development as well as how to get involved in planning matters.
 
This interactive four-week course begins on Thursday, March 26, 2020, and will meet each Thursday for four weeks (March 26, April 2, April 9, and April 16) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Durham City Hall, located at 101 City Hall Plaza. Food will be provided at each session and the academy is free for all attendees.
 
Online applications are now being accepted until Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G6LK3YP

For more information, go to the City-County Planning Department web page.

Upcoming Public Meetings



Durham County Board of County Commissioners

Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners' Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
200 E. Main Street
Link to the Durham County Board of County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a meeting on February 10, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor, Commissioners' Meeting Room, 200 E. Main Street, to consider the following:
  • Durham Transit Plan ILA Material Change for GoDurham Bus Stops - The Board is requested to consider amending the FY20 Durham Transit Tax Annual Work Plan to add funds for purchase of 50 bus stops and construction of 10 bus stop improvements for GoDurham. 
Public Review: The staff report can be reviewed at the City-County Planning Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Ground Floor, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., email or call 919-560-4137, contact Brooke.Ganser@durhamnc.gov, ext: 28211.

Public Participation:  Interested parties may appear at the meeting.  Any person wishing to speak at the meeting should be present at 7:00 p.m. and should sign up on the sheet to be provided. The Chair will recognize all persons wishing to speak. Substantial changes to the proposed actions may be made following the public hearing.


Durham Planning Commission

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, 1st Floor
City Hall,101 City Hall Plaza
Link to the Durham Planning Commission Agenda

The Durham City-County Planning Commission will hold public hearings on February 11, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, 1st Floor, Durham, NC  27701, to consider the following:

UDO Text Amendments
  • TC1900004 – Various Amendments Primarily Related to Affordable Housing – A privately-initiated request to amend provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) regarding the Affordable Housing Bonus, Planned Development Residential (PDR) zoning requirements, open space and tree coverage requirements, parking standards, the definition of “family,” and uses within the Falls/Jordan District A (F/J-A) watershed overlay.
Plan Amendment
  • 1432 Ellis Road (A1800011) located at 1432 Ellis Road is a request to change the future land use designation from Low Density Residential, Open Space and Recreation to Low-Medium Density Residential, Open Space and Recreation.
  • Page Road Flex Development (A1900015) located at 2211 Page Road is a request to change the future land use designation from Office to Industrial.
Zoning Map Changes
  • 1432 Ellis Road (Z1800035) located at 1432 Ellis Road is a request to change the zoning from Rural Residential (RR) and Residential Suburban-20 (RS-20) to Planned Development Residential 5.706 (PDR 5.706).
  • Page Road Flex Development (Z1900042) located at 2211 Page Road is a request to change the zoning from Rural Residential (RR) to Industrial Light with a Text-only development plan (IL(D)).
Public Review:  Staff reports are available in the City-County Planning Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Ground Floor, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The proposed text amendment may be viewed at https://durhamnc.gov/415/Pending-Text-Amendments. Call 919-560-4137 and extension number for the following: 
For case TC1900004 contact Michael.Stock@DurhamNC.gov  x28227.
For all other cases contact  Jamie.Sunyak @DurhamNC.gov x28235.

Public Participation: Interested parties may appear at the meeting. Any person wishing to speak at the public hearing should be present at 5:30 p.m. and should sign up on the sheets to be provided. The Chair will recognize all persons wishing to speak. Substantial changes to the proposed action may be made following the public hearing for each case.



Durham City Council

Monday, February 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 1st Floor
City Hall,101 City Hall Plaza
Link to the Durham City Council Agenda

The Durham City Council will hold a public hearing on February 17, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:

UDO Text Amendment
  • TC1700002 – Signs Initiated by the Planning Department to revise the current signage regulations within Article 11, Sign Standards, and other associated sections, primarily to conform to the United States Supreme Court ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, along with any other updates necessary to conform to other applicable state or federal law. 
Annexation Petitions
  • Kendrick Estates (BDG1900014) is a voluntary annexation petition to annex one contiguous parcel totaling 20.927 acres located 3500 Randolph Road. This case was continued from the December 16, 2019, City Council meeting.
City Code Revision
  • To adopt an ordinance amending Durham City Code Chapter 62, Article I, Sec. 62-19, Withdrawal of street from dedication, by replacing existing Sec. 62-19 in its entirety.
Public Reviews: The application and staff reports can be reviewed at the City-County Planning Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Ground Floor, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., email or call 919-560-4137. The proposed text amendment may be viewed at https://durhamnc.gov/415/Pending-Text-Amendments
For case TC1900004 contact Michael Stock@DurhamNC.gov ext. 28227.
For case BDG

Public Participation:  Interested parties may appear at the meeting. Any person wishing to speak at the public hearing should be present at 7:00 p.m. and sign up on the sheet provided. The Mayor will recognize all persons wishing to speak. Substantial changes to the proposed action may be made following the public hearing for each case.



Durham County Board of County Commissioners

Monday, February 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners' Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
200 E. Main Street
Link to the Durham County Board of County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing, February 24, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor, Commissioners' Meeting Room, 200 E. Main Street, to consider the following:

UDO Text Amendment
  • TC1700002 – Signs Initiated by the Planning Department to revise the current signage regulations within Article 11, Sign Standards, and other associated sections, primarily to conform to the United States Supreme Court ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, along with any other updates necessary to conform to other applicable state or federal law. 
Public Review:The application, staff reports, and maps can be reviewed at the City-County Planning Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Ground Floor, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., email or call 919-560-4137, contact Michael Stock@DurhamNC.gov ext. 28227.

Public Participation:  Interested parties may appear at the meeting.  Any person wishing to speak at the public hearing should be present at 7:00 p.m. and should sign up on the sheet to be provided. The Chair will recognize all persons wishing to speak. Substantial changes to the proposed actions may be made following the public hearing.



Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act 

A person with a disability may receive an auxiliary aid or service to effectively participate in City government activities by contacting the ADA Coordinator, voice 919.560.4197, or ADA@DurhamNC.gov, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event or deadline date.


How to Find More Information about Board and Commission Agendas:

The City's Agenda Center web page has the latest agenda materials and minutes for all City-County Boards and Commissions. See also the Public Hearings and Notices page on the City Clerk's web site.


ENGAGEDurham

link to Engage Durham website

 
Thank you to everyone who participated at the Listening and Learning Workshops! If you missed participating in one of the Listening and Learning Workshops, it’s not too late to share your ideas! 
 
A web survey version of the workshop is available online. Community members can visit the ENGAGEDurham website to submit their thoughts and ideas on the two broad questions that were discussed at the Listening and Learning Workshops:  

  1. What does your ideal Durham look like? and 
  2. What else is on your mind about Durham? 

All responses are anonymous and all demographic questions are optional. The demographic questions will help Planning staff understand who we have heard from in the community and who we still need to reach to represent the full diversity of Durham.


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