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October 14, 2019 

Special Edition Due to Late Addition of TC1800005, Expanding Housing Choices, to the October 28th BOCC Agenda (See * Below). All Other Items Remain Unchanged. 


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.


Upcoming Public Meetings



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).
Landmark Designation
  • 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.


Durham Board of Adjustment 

Tuesday, October 22, 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 October 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:

  • Case B1900030 - City: A request for a variance from the required 15-foot maximum street yard, the longest building façade not located within the maximum street yard, and the building occupying less than 60% of the total street frontage. The subject site is located at 3921 S. Miami Boulevard, is zoned Light Industrial (IL), and in the Research Triangle Park North Compact Neighborhood (CN).
  • Case B1900040 - County: A request for a variance from the street yard setback requirements for a proposed single-family detached house. The subject site is located at 345 Continental Drive, is zoned Rural Residential (RR), within the Eno River Protected Area (E-B), and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1900041 – City:  A request for a variance from the 30% maximum size allowance for an accessory dwelling unit. The subject site is located at 1617 Pinecrest Road, is zoned Residential Suburban-10 (RS-10), and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1900042 – City: A request for a fence height greater than 4-foot high in the street frontage yard of a single-family house located in the Urban Tier. The subject site is located at 418 N. Driver Street, is zoned Residential Urban – 5(2) [RU-5(2)], and in the Urban Tier. 
  • Case B1900043 – City: A minor special use permit to allow an addition to a non-conforming structure.  The subject site is located at 4918 Heritage Drive, zoned Residential Suburban-20 (RS-20), and within the Eno River Protected Area (E-B), and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1900046 – City: A minor special use permit request for a place of worship within a residential zoning district. The subject site is located at 5000 Southpark Drive, is zoned Residential Suburban - 20 (RS-20); within the Falls of the Neuse/Jordan Lake Protected Area (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 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 County Board of County Commissioners

Monday, October 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners' Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
200 E. Main Street
Link to the Durham County Board of County Commissioners


The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing, October 28, 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: Amendments to tree coverage and landscape/buffer requirements in Articles 8; Environmental Protection, Article 9, Landscaping and Buffering; Article 17, Definitions; and other associated sections.
  • TC1900003 – FEMA FIRM Update: 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. 
  • *Late Add - TC1800007 - Expanding Housing Choices: 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. Note: This item was originally heard by the Board on September 23, 2019, and was referred back to the administration. A new public hearing will be held to consider the amendments.

Zoning Map Changes                                                             

  • Leesville Road Boat and RV Storage (Z1900020) 4615 Leesville Road; request to change the zoning from Rural Residential (RR), Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay B (F/J-B) to Commercial General with a text-only development plan (CG(D)), Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay B (F/J-B)


Public Review: The application and staff reports 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: 
For cases TC1800005, TC1900003 contact Michael.Stock@DurhamNC.gov x28227;
For case Z1900020 contact Jamie.Sunyak@DurhamNC.gov x28235. 

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.

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

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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.
 
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