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October 4, 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

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

Link to the Durham City Council Agenda

  • No items will be presented by the Planning Department


Durham Planning Commission

Tuesday, October 15, 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 October 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, to consider the following:

Plan Amendment

  • Forest Hills (A1800004): A request to change the future land use designation for the area bounded by Kent Street and Shoreham Street to the west; Stuart Drive, Summit Street, and South Roxboro Street to the south; American Tobacco Trail to the east; and East Forest Hills Plaza, Wells Street, and Bivins Street to the north, from Medium Density Residential (MDR, 6–12 DU/acre) to Low–Medium Density Residential (LMDR, 4–8 DU/acre or less) and Low Density Residential (LDR, 4 DU/acre or less). If zoned RS-20 or RS-10, change MDR to LDR; if zoned RS-8, RS-M, RU-5, or RU-5(2), change MDR to LMDR. (No change from Recreation Open Space (ROS)). In addition, change the development tier from Urban to Suburban.

Zoning Map Changes   

  • 1001 Olive Branch Road (Z1800015): A request to change the zoning from Residential Rural (RR), Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay District-B (F/J-B), County Jurisdiction to Planned Development Residential 2.944 (PRD 2.944), Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay District-B (F/J-B), City Jurisdiction.
  • 1612 Carpenter Fletcher Road (Z1900017): A request to change the zoning from Office Institutional (OI) to Commercial General with a Text-Only Development Plan (CG(D)).

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 report is 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 A1800004, contact Karla.Rosenberg@DurhamNC.gov x28259;
For case Z1800015, contact Jamie.Sunyak@DurhamNC.gov x28235;
For case Z1900017, contact Emily.Struthers@DurhamNC.gov x28263. 

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, October 21, 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 a public hearing on October 21, 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
  • Tree  and Landscape Revisions (TC1800005): Amendments to tree coverage and landscape/buffer requirements in Article 4, Zoning Districts; Articles 8; Environmental Protection, Article 9, Landscaping and Buffering; Article 17, Definitions; and other associated sections.

Annexation Petition

  • High Fox Annexation (BDG1900003): A voluntary annexation petition to annex two contiguous parcels totaling 1.878 acres located 1106 and 1107 High Fox Drive.
Zoning Map Changes
  • High Fox Annexation (Z1900040A): A request to change the zoning from Residential Rural (RR, County Jurisdiction) to Residential Rural (RR, City Jurisdiction).
  • Case LD1900001: A request submitted by Greystar for partial repeal of local landmark designation for Brodie L. Duke Warehouse, removing parking lot from existing designation. The property is located at 321 Liggett Street. PIN 0821-89-12-5077, PID 225826.
Public Reviews: The application, staff reports, and maps can be reviewed 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 TC1800005, contact Michael.Stock@DurhamNC.gov, x28227;
For cases BDG1900003/Z1900040A, contact Emily.Struthers@DurhamNC.gov, x28263;
For case LD1900001, Karla.Rosenberg@DurhamNC.gov, x28259.

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.


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 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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