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August 30, 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




Political Signs Permitted

Election Signs Permitted

Based on the election schedule, political signs may be placed in the City of Durham city limits right-of-way beginning July 23, 2019.  All signs associated with the election must be removed from the right-of-way on November 22, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.



Upcoming Public Meetings



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 in the Development Services Center, Ground Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, 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.



Historic Preservation Commission

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Committee Room, 2nd Floor,
City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza

Link to the Durham Historic Preservation Commission Agenda


The Durham Historic Preservation Commission will hold public hearings on September 3, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the Committee Room, 2nd Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, to consider the following:

Certificates of Appropriateness

  • 1706 Fayetteville Street (COA1900003): A request submitted by Miles O’Neill to remove vinyl siding, replace original windows, and construct a rear addition. The property is located at 1706 Fayetteville Street.
  • 1103 Ninth Street (COA1900065):  A request submitted by Four Over One Design, LLC to construct a rear dormer addition and restore porch details, fenestration, and wood siding. The property is located at 1103 Ninth Street.
  • 2009 Englewood Avenue (COA1900067): A request submitted by Douglas Marlowe to demolish a contributing accessory structure. The property is located at 2009 Englewood Avenue. 
  • 2009 Englewood Avenue (COA1900068): A request submitted by Douglas Marlowe to construct a new accessory structure. The property is located at 2009 Englewood Avenue. 
  • 700 West Main Street (COA1900070): A request submitted by RestorePro Reconstruction to replace all windows. The property is located at 700 West Main Street (West Village Complex). 
Landmarks
  • Case LD1900002: A request submitted by MDM Historical Consultants for local landmark designation for Mutual Plaza. The property is located at 411 West Chapel Hill Street. 
  • Case LD1900003: A request submitted by MDM Historical Consultants for local landmark designation for the W. C. and Mary Hinton Lyon House. The property is located at 2423 West Club Boulevard. 

Public Review: The applications, staff reports, and maps may be reviewed in the Development Services Center, Ground Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. For further information contact Preservation@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.



Durham County Board of County Commissioners

Monday, September 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners' Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
200 E. Main Street

No items will be presented by Planning.



Durham Planning Commission

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 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 September 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, to consider the following:

UDO Text Amendments

  • Omnibus Changes 13 (TC1900001): Technical and other amendments to various sections of the UDO, including amendments regarding the current process for permitting chickens, Sedimentation and Erosion Control standards, additional sidewalk requirements, and accessory solar installations.
  • FEMA FIRM Update (TC1900003): A text amendment to Sec. 8.4, Floodplain and Flood Damage Protection Standards, to adopt revised flood insurance rate map (FIRM) panels issued by FEMA. 

Plan Amendments

  • Bethpage Office (A1800009): 5621 Chin Page and 3824 Page Road is a request to change the future land use designation from Industrial, Recreation Open Space to Office, Recreation Open Space.
  • 4809 Farrington Road (A1900010): Generally located at 4809 Farrington Road is a request to change the future land use designation from Industrial to Low-Medium Density Residential.

Zoning Map Changes                                                             

  • Bethpage Office (Z1800033): 5621 Chin Page and 3824 Page Road is a request to change the zoning from Industrial Light with a Development Plan (IL(D)) to Office and Institutional (OI).
  • 4809 Farrington Road (Z1900028): Generally located at 4809 Farrington Road is a request to change the zoning from Industrial Light with a Development Plan (IL(D)), Falls/Jordan Lake Watershed Protection Overlay District B (F/J-B), Major Transportation Corridor I-40 (MTC I-40) Overlay to Residential Suburban-Multifamily (RS-M), Falls/Jordan Lake Watershed Protection Overlay District B (F/J-B), Major Transportation Corridor I-40 (MTC I-40) Overlay.

Ask A Planner: 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 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Public Review: The staff reports are available in the Development Services Center, Ground Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Call 919-560-4137 and extension number for the following:
For cases A1900010/Z1900028, contact  Jamie.Sunyak @DurhamNC.gov x28235;
For cases A1800009/Z1800033, contact  Emily.Struthers @DurhamNC.gov x28263;
For cases TC1900003, TC1900001, contact Michael.Stock@DurhamNC.gov x28227.

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, September 16, 2019, 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 public hearings on September 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza. 

Annexation Petitions

  • All Saints UMC (BDG1900008): A voluntary annexation petition to annex two contiguous parcels totaling 11.27 acres, located 116 and 120 Smallwood Drive.
  • Huntington Annexation (BDG1900001): A voluntary annexation petition to annex a contiguous area totaling 50.225 acres, located south of Walsenburg Drive, including Rushmore Place and Ripplebrook Road.
  • Hopewell Academy (BDG1900009): A voluntary annexation petition to annex a contiguous parcel totaling 47.72 acres, located at 4651 Comstock Road.
  • 5510 Barbee Chapel Annexation (BDG1800016): A voluntary annexation petition to annex a contiguous parcel totaling 38.51 acres, located at 5510 Barbee Chapel Road.

Plan Amendment

  • New Haven Townhouses (A1900002): 2600 Ellis Road; a request to change the future land use designation from Industrial, Recreation Open Space to Low-Medium Density Residential (No change to Recreation Open Space).

Zoning Map Changes

  • All Saints UMC (Z1900033A): 116 and 120 Smallwood Drive; a request to change the zoning from Residential Rural, Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay District B (RR, F/J-B, County Jurisdiction) to Residential Rural, Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay District B (RR, F/J-B, City Jurisdiction).
  • New Haven Townhouses (Z1900002): 2600 Ellis Road; request to change the zoning from Residential Suburban-20 (RS-20) to Planned Development Residential 6.239 (PDR 6.239).
  • Huntington Annexation (Z1900031A): South of Walsenburg Drive, including Rushmore Place and Ripplebrook Road; a request to change the zoning from Residential Suburban-10, Eno River Watershed Protection Overlay District B (RS-10, E-B, County Jurisdiction) to Residential Suburban-10, Eno River Watershed Protection Overlay District B (RS-10, E-B, City Jurisdiction).
  • Hopewell Academy (Z1900034A): 4851 Comstock Road; a request to change the zoning from Industrial Light (IL, County Jurisdiction) to Industrial Light (IL, City Jurisdiction).
  • 5510 Barbee Chapel Annexation (Z1900032A): 5510 Barbee Chapel Road; request to change the zoning from Residential Rural, Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay District B (RR, F/J-B, County Jurisdiction) to Residential Rural, Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay District B (RR, F/J-B, City Jurisdiction).
  • Magnolia Creek Phase IV (Z1900006): 4700 Danube Lane and 1018 Old Evergreen Drive; a request to change the zoning from Planned Development Residential 7.899 (PDR 7.899) to Planned Development Residential 7.899 (PDR 7.899).

Public Reviews: The applications, staff reports, and maps can be reviewed in the Development Services Center, Ground Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Email or call 919-560-4137, contact Jamie.Sunyak @DurhamNC.gov, ext. 28235 for cases BDG1900008/ Z1900033A, A1900002/Z1900002; Emily.Struthers@DurhamNC.gov, ext. 28263 for cases: BDG1900001/ Z1900031A, BDG1900009/Z1900034A, BDG1800016/Z1900032A, Z1900006.


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 a proposed action may be made following the public hearing for each case.


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

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!

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