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August 16, 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.


Announcements



ENGAGEDurham

link to Engage Durham website

Check out ENGAGEDurham, the new website for a pilot of coordinated community engagement for the City and County!
 
Based on the City’s Equitable Community Engagement Blueprint, ENGAGEDurham is a pilot initiative to coordinate engagement efforts between City/County Planning, City Transportation, City Neighborhood Improvement Services, and City General Services Departments. This pilot will be a multi-year engagement process to influence outcomes for a variety of projects, including our new Comprehensive Plan, new County Transit Plan, the Belt Line trail, the Move Durham study, the Third Fork Creek Trail extension, and the R. Kelly Bryant Bridge Trail.
 
Check out the site, with links to information on each of the projects, and sign up to receive email or text updates as these projects progress!


Upcoming Public Meetings


Durham City Council

Monday, August 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, 1st Floor
City Hall,101 City Hall Plaza

Link to the Durham City Council Agendas
 
The Durham City Council will hold a public hearing on August 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:

Special Use Permit

  • Towerview Business Center (M1800002/D1800246) Requests for a major special use permit (MSUP) (M1800002) to allow a reduction of the required width of the Major Transportation Corridor I-40 buffer and a major site plan (D1800246) have been received from the Morningstar Law Group for the construction of a two-story office building totaling 12,452 square feet on a 1.61-acre lot.

Street Closings

  • Oregon Street Closing (SC1800001) (Continued from March 18, 2019, April 15, 2019, and June 3, 2019): A request to permanently close 1,794.18 linear feet of Oregon Street.

Public Reviews: The application, staff report, and maps can be reviewed at the City-County Planning Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Ground Floor, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For case M1800002/D1800246, contact Eliza Monroe by email at BOA@DurhamNC.gov or call 919-560-4137, ext. 28245. For case SC1800001, contact Emily Struthers by email at Emily.Struthers@durhamnc.gov or call 919-560-4137, ext. 28263.

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 Board of County Commissioners 

Monday, August 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
200 E. Main Street
Link to the Durham Board of County Commissioners Agendas

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing, August 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor, Commissioners' Meeting Room, 200 E. Main Street, to consider the following:

  • Patterson Place Compact Suburban Design District (TC1800009). Amendments to Article 16, Design Districts, and other associated sections, to establish new standards for the proposed Compact Suburban Design (CSD) zoning district, and other technical amendments to current Design District zoning standards. 

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. - 5:00 p.m. Contact Lisa.Miller@DurhamNC.gov or call 919-560-4137, ext: 28270.

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 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 Board of Adjustment 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Committee Room, 2nd Floor
City Hall,101 City Hall Plaza
Link to the Board of Adjustment Agenda

The Durham Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on August 27, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:

  • Case B1900022 - City: A minor special use permit for a place of worship within a residential zoning district. The subject site is located at 6807, 6811 & 6815 Matthews Road, is zoned Rural Residential (RR); Lake Michie/Little River Protected Area (M/LR-B) and in the Rural Tier.
  • Case B1900031 – City: A request for a reasonable accommodation from the side yard setback in order to construct an addition to a single-family residence. The subject site is located at 6 Sandhurst Court, is zoned Residential Suburban-10 (RS-10); Eno River Critical Area (E-A) 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 5:00 p.m.  For further information, contact Eliza Monroe by email at boa@durhamnc.gov or call 919-560-4137 ext. 28245. 
 
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 City Council

Tuesday*, September 3, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, 1st Floor
City Hall,101 City Hall Plaza

Link to the Durham City Council Agendas
 
The Durham City Council will hold a public hearing on September 3, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:

UDO Text Amendment

  • Expanding Housing Choices (TC1800007). Amendments modifying standards in Article 4, Zoning Districts; 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.

Public Reviews: The application, staff report, and maps can be reviewed at the City-County Planning Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Ground Floor, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For case TC1800007, contact staff by email at ehc@durhamnc.gov.

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.

*Changed due to Labor Day 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.


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.



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