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May 10, 2019


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.

Participatory Budgeting Notice

Participatory Budgeting (PB) voting has begun and it’s a great opportunity for City of Durham residents to have a voice in the budget process. There are approximately 40 projects currently listed within the three Ward ballots including playground improvements, bus shelters, sidewalk improvements, STEM equipment for youth, technology for schools, and many more to help improve our communities in Durham.

PB Durham Voting Requirements-

  *   must be 13 years of age or older at the time of voting
  *   must be a City of Durham resident or student

Voting will take place for the entire month of May, but don’t wait until the end of the month to vote. You can vote now by visiting https://www.pbdurham.org/vote_pb_durham 

The projects receiving the greatest number of votes in each ward will be implemented after July 1st. 

Please don’t miss this great opportunity to make a real impact in your community. 


Say Hello to Durham Maps

Durham Maps brings together data previously contained in the City-County Zoning Atlas and Development Tracker (iMaps). This product is faster, easier to search, compatible with a wider range of browsers and devices, and offers more commonly-requested information. 

The Zoning Atlas and Development Tracker have both been discontinued.
Developed by the City's Technology Solutions department, Durham Maps includes comprehensive property and zoning information along with current development activity. New features include property photos and on-the-fly reports, a greater array of base map and data layers, and over 10 years of case history including prior development approvals, building, and trade permits.

Durham Maps is available at maps.durhamnc.gov.



Durham County Board of County Commissioners

Monday, May 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Link to the Board of County Commissioners Agendas

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing, May 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor, Commissioners' Meeting Room, 200 E. Main Street, to consider the following:


UDO Text Amendment

  • TC1800005, Tree and Landscape Revisions, and TC1800009, Compact Suburban Design District, originally scheduled for this meeting, have been pulled from the BOCC agenda and will be rescheduled later in the summer.

Other Items Without a Public Hearing:

  • Durham City-County Planning Department FY 2020 Work Program
  • 2018 Durham City-County Appearance Commission Annual Report
  • 2018 Durham Open Space and Trails Commission Annual Report
  • 2018 Board of Adjustment Annual Report
  • 2018 Planning Commission Annual Report
  • 2018 Historic Preservation Commission Annual Report
  • 2018 Durham Environmental Affairs Board Annual Report
Public Reviews: 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. - 4:00 p.m., email or call 919-560-4137, contact  Michael.Stock @DurhamNC.gov, ext. 28227 for case TC1800005; Lisa.Miller@DurhamNC.gov x28270 for case TC1800009.

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.

Durham Planning Commission

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 5:30 p.m.


Link to the Durham Planning Commission Agenda


The Durham City-County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on May 14, 2019 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 Amendment

  • TC1800007 - Expanding Housing Choices (Continued from March): 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.
For details, please go to  https://durhamnc.gov/3679/Expanding-Housing-Choices. Proposed text and additional documents are available.

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@DurhamNC.gov x28227. 

Public Participation: The Durham Planning Commission will continue the public hearing on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are located in the City Council Chambers at 101 City Hall Plaza, 1st Floor. Interested parties may appear and speak at the public hearing. Substantial changes to the proposed action may be made following the public hearing. 


Board of Adjustment

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m.

Link to the Board of Adjustment Agenda

The Durham Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on May 28, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:
  • Case B1800032 - County: A request for a minor special use permit for an elementary educational facility in a residential district. The site is located at 5510 Barbee Chapel Road; is zoned Residential Rural (RR) and Falls Jordan District B Watershed Overlay (F/J-B); and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1900006 - City: A variance from the required 20-foot maximum street yard, with the longest building façade not parallel to or located within the maximum street yard, and the building occupying less than 60% of the total street frontage. The site is located at 805 Briggs Avenue; is zoned industrial Light (IL) and Industrial (I); and in the Urban Tier.
  • Case B1900017 - City: A variance from the 50-foot riparian buffer and 10-foot no-build setback requirements for the construction of additional residential square footage. The site is located at 7 Edgestone Place; is zoned Residential Suburban-10 (RS-10) and Falls Jordan District B Watershed Overlay (F/J-B); and in the Suburban 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 contact Eliza Monroe at 919-560-4137 ext. 28245 for case B1900017; and Danny Cultra at ext. 28238 for all other cases.
 
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.


Durham County Board of County Commissioners

Tuesday, May 28, 2019*, 7:00 p.m.

Link to the Board of County Commissioners Agendas

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing, May 28, 2019, at 7 p.m., 2nd floor, Commissioners' Meeting Room, 200 E. Main Street, to consider the following:

Zoning Map Changes

  • Rougemont Commercial (Z1800037) is a request to change the zoning district at 12907 and 12807 North Roxboro Road; 123 Bill Poole Road from Commercial Neighborhood (CN) and Residential Suburban-10 (RS-10) to Commercial Neighborhood with a text-only development plan (CN(D)).

Other Items Without Public Hearing

  • PL1800002 - 739 Baptist Rd. Watershed determination request.
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 Z1800037 contact Emily.Struthers@DurhamNC.gov x28263. For case PL1800002 contact Grace Smith at x28215

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.

*This meeting has been rescheduled due to the holiday. 

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.

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