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Notice of Upcoming Public Hearings

March 2019


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.


Board of County Commissioners

March 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners' Chambers, 200 East Main Street
2nd Floor, Old Courthouse, Durham, NC
  • No Planning public hearings scheduled

Planning Commission

March 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC

UDO Text Amendment
  • TC1800007- Expanding Housing Choices: Amendments modifying standards in Article 5, Use Regulations; Article 6, District Intensity Standards; Article 7, Design Standards, and other associated sections of the UDO regarding accessory dwelling units, residential infill, housing type allowances and associated dimensional and density requirements, flag lots, and other associated provisions and definitions.
Plan Amendment
  • Elevate at the Park (A1800005) A request to change the future land use designation of property located at 3700/3706 NC 55 Highway from Office and Recreation Open Space to Medium-High Residential (No change to Recreation Open Space).
Zoning Map Changes
  • Elevate at the Park (Z1800013) A request to change the zoning district of property located at 3700/3706 NC 55 Highway from Office and Institutional (OI), Residential Suburban-20 (RS-20) to Residential Suburban Multifamily with a Development Plan (RS-M(D)).
  • 1001 Olive Branch Road (Z1800015) A request to change the zoning district of property located at 1001 Olive Branch Road from Residential Rural (RR), Falls/Jordan District-B (F/J-B) Watershed Protection Overlay, County Jurisdiction to Planned Development Residential 2.686 (PRD 2.686), Falls/Jordan District-B (F/J-B) Watershed Protection Overlay, City Jurisdiction.
  • Critter Control 315 Southerland (Z1800025) A request to change the zoning district of property located at 315 Southerland from Residential Suburban-20 (RS-20) to Industrial Light with a text-only development plan (IL(D)).
Public Review: The 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. Call 919-560-4137 and extension number for the following:
For case TC1800007 contact Michael Stock x28227;
For cases A1800005/Z1800013, Z1800025 contact Emily Struthers x28263;
For case Z1800015 contact Jamie Sunyak 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 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

March 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC

Annexation Petition
  • Ellis Road Phase III (BDG1800002) A voluntary annexation petition to annex a contiguous parcel totaling 99.89 acres and generally located at 3714 Angier Avenue.
  • 301 Atkins Heights Boulevard (BDG1800010) A voluntary annexation petition to annex two contiguous parcels totaling 66.879 acres located at 7605 Fayetteville Road and 301 Atkins Heights Boulevard.
Plan Amendment
  • 3920 South Alston Avenue (A1800002) A request to change the future land use designation of property located at 3920 South Alston Avenue from Commercial to Industrial.
  • Ellis Road Phase III (A1700018) A request to change the future land use designation of property generally located at 3714 Angier Avenue from Industrial to Low Density Residential (4 du/ac or less).
Zoning Map Changes
  • Ellis Road Phase III (Z1700052) A request to change the zoning of property generally located at 3714 Angier Avenue from Industrial Light, Residential Rural (IL, RR) to Planned Development Residential 3.575 (PDR 3.575).
  • 3920 South Alston Avenue (Z1800005) A request to change the zoning of property located at 3920 South Alston Avenue from Office and Institutional (OI) to Industrial Light with a Development Plan (IL(D)).
  • 1228 Carroll Street (Z1800018) A request to change the zoning of property located at 1228 Carroll Street from Residential Urban-5 (RU-5) and Residential Urban 5 with Duplexes Allowed (RU-5(2)) to Residential Urban-Multifamily with a Development Plan (RU-M(D)).
  • Panther Creek – Revisions to Text Commitments (Z1800020) A request to revise text commitments for Panther Creek PDR 1.69, located at 2708 Burton Road.
  • 301 Atkins Heights Boulevard (Z1800022A) A request to change the zoning of  property located at located at 7605 Fayetteville Road and 301 Atkins Heights Boulevard from Rural Residential (RR), Falls/Jordan District-B (F/J-B) Watershed Protection Overlay, County Jurisdiction to Rural Residential (RR), Falls/Jordan District-B (F/J-B) Watershed Protection Overlay, City Jurisdiction.
Street Closing
  • Oregon Street Closing (SC1800001) A request to permanently close 1,794.18 linear feet of Oregon Street from Campus Drive north to Erwin Road.
Proposed Agreement Between the City of Durham and the City of Raleigh Defining Water and Sanitary Sewer Service Areas and Annexation Boundaries
  • The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed agreement defining Water and Sanitary Sewer Service Areas and Annexation Boundaries between the City of Durham and the City of Raleigh, pursuant to GS Chapter 160A, Article 4A, Part 6.
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 a.m. - 4 p.m., email or call 919-560-4137, contact Jamie Sunyak, ext. 28235 for cases A1800002/ Z1800005, BDG1800010/ Z1800022A, and A1700018/ BDG1800002/ Z1700052; Emily Struthers, ext. 28263 for cases: Z1800018, Z1800020, SC1800001. Contact Grace Smith for questions about the proposed annexation agreement.

Public Participation: Interested parties may appear at the meeting. Any person wishing to speak at the public hearing should be present at 7 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.


Board of County Commissioners

March 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners' Chambers, 200 East Main Street
2nd Floor, Old Courthouse, Durham, NC
  • No Planning public hearings scheduled

Board of Adjustment

March 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall,
101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC
  • Case B1700024 - City: A request for a minor special use permit to allow a six foot high fence within the street frontage. The subject site is located at 2215 Sedwick Road; is zoned Industrial Light (IL) and Falls/Jordan District-B (F/J-B) Watershed Protection Overlay; and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1800019 - City: A request for a minor special use permit for a place of worship in a residential district. The subject site is located at 3104 Page Road; is zoned Residential Rural (RR); and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1800027 - City: A request for a minor special use permit for a congregate living facility in a Residential Suburban – Multifamily (RS-M) zoning district. The subject site is located at 1811 & 1815 James Street and 1800 & 1801 Sycamore Street; is zoned Residential Suburban-Multifamily (RS-M); Tuscaloosa Lakewood Neighborhood Protection Overlay; and in the Urban Tier.
  • Case B1800020 - City: A request for a minor special use permit for an elementary educational facility in a residential district. The subject site is located at 3104 Page Road; is zoned Residential Rural (RR); and located in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1800033 - City: A request for a variance from the required project boundary buffer along the western parcel boundary. The subject site is located at 3116 Academy Road; is zoned Residential Suburban – 8 (RS-8); and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1800026 - City: A request for a minor special use permit for a middle school educational facility in a residential district. The subject site is located at 3116 Academy Road; is zoned Residential Suburban – 8 (RS-8); and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1900010 - County: A request for a variance to allow an accessory structure to be located in front of the primary structure. The subject site is located at 4211 Holder Road; is zoned Rural Residential (RR); and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1900005 - City: A request for a minor special use permit to allow a six-foot fence within the street frontage. The subject site is located at 3300 Spector Street; is zoned Commercial General (CG) and Falls/Jordan District-B (F/J-B) Watershed Protection Overlay; and located in the Urban Tier.
  • Case B1900007 – City: A request for a variance from the required project boundary buffers along the northern, southern, eastern, and western parcel boundaries. The subject site is located at 3300 Spector Street; is zoned Commercial General (CG) and Falls/Jordan District-B (F/J-B) Watershed Protection Overlay; and in the Urban Tier.
Public Review: The applications, staff reports and maps may be reviewed at the City-County Planning Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Ground Floor, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For further information contact BOA@DurhamNC.gov, or call 919-560-4137. Please reference the project case number.

Public Participation: Any person may attend the public hearing and should be present at 8:30 a.m. The Chair will recognize all persons wishing to speak and will allocate time to individual speakers based upon the number of persons to be heard. Substantial changes to the proposed action may be made following the public hearing. The Chair reserves the right to limit repetitive or hearsay testimony.


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