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November 27, 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


Upcoming Holiday Closures


The City-County Planning Department and Development Services Center will be closed for the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving: November 28-29, 2019
  • Christmas: December 23-25, 2019
  • New Years Day: January 1, 2020


ENGAGEDurham

link to Engage Durham website

 
Thank you to everyone who participated at the Listening and Learning Workshops! If you missed participating in one of the Listening and Learning Workshops, it’s not too late to share your ideas! 
 
A web survey version of the workshop is available online. Community members can visit the ENGAGEDurham website to submit their thoughts and ideas on the two broad questions that were discussed at the Listening and Learning Workshops:  

  1. What does your ideal Durham look like? and 
  2. What else is on your mind about Durham? 

All responses are anonymous and all demographic questions are optional. The demographic questions will help Planning staff understand who we have heard from in the community and who we still need to reach to represent the full diversity of Durham.



Applicant-Sponsored Neighborhood Meetings


Horvath and Associates is hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss a potential change to the Future Land Use Map with an associated Traffic Impact Analysis for two parcels generally located at 802 Virgil Road. The proposal includes changing a portion of the land use designation from Very Low Density Residential to Low Density Residential.  There is no change to the Recreation and Open Space designated area. In addition, the proposal includes a zoning map change from Rural Residential (RR) to Planned Density Residential (PDR) for a portion of the site.

The meeting will be held on December 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Leesville Road Baptist Church, 6211 Leesville Road, Durham, N.C. 27703.
Meeting Contact: Tim Sivers, 919-490-4990 or tim.sivers@horvathassociates.com


McAdams is hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss a potential change to the Future Land Use Map for two parcels located at 851 and 902 Slater Road. The applicant will present their plans to reclassify the 8.89 acre portion of PID 158026 (851 Slater Road) and all of PID 157969 (902 Slater Road) from Industrial to Office on the Durham Future Land Use Map. The remaining 1.06 acre portion of PID 158026 will remain Industrial. 

The meeting will be held on December 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethesda Elementary School, S. Miami Boulevard, Durham, N.C. 27703.
Meeting Contact: Jessie Hardesty, 919-361-5000 or hardesty@mcadamsco.com

Upcoming Public Meetings


Durham City Council

Monday, December 2, 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 Planning


Historic Preservation Commission

Tuesday, December 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 December 3, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in the Committee Room, 2nd Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, to consider the following:

Certificates of Appropriateness

  • 2004 Englewood Avenue (COA1900095) is a request to for construction of new rear addition; modifications to existing windows, siding, and roof; new front retaining wall, paved driveway, and other site work.
  • 301 West Morgan Street (COA1900103) is a request for construction of new rear entrance and marquis sign.
  • 604 West Morgan Street (COA1900104) is a request for modifications to original windows and original wall.
  • 822 Broad Street (COA1900105) is a request for demolition of two contributing accessory structures.

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. - 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.


Joint City-County Planning Committee

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Committee Room, 2nd Floor,
City Hall,101 City Hall Plaza
Link to Joint City-County Planning Committee Agenda
 
The function of the Joint City-County Planning Committee is to expedite consideration by the two governing bodies of planning issues which affect both governments. The Committee advises the Durham City Council and Durham County Board of Commissioners and has no ultimate decision-making power. Items on the agenda are not public hearings.
  • Forest Hills Neighborhood Protection Overlay Application
  • Various Amendments Related to Affordable Housing and Family (TC1900004)
  • ENGAGEDurham Update: Comprehensive Plan and Transit Plan 


Durham County Board of County Commissioners

Monday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Commissioners' Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
200 E. Main Street
Link to the Durham County Board of County Commissioners

  • No items will be presented by Planning

Durham Board of Adjustment 

Tuesday, December 10, 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 December 10, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:
  • Case B1900029 – City: A minor special use permit for the development of a new project over 5,000 square feet within the Commercial Neighborhood (CN) zoning district without a development plan. The subject site is located at 5444 Fayetteville Street, is zoned Commercial Neighborhood (CN) and Residential Suburban – 20 (RS-20); within the Falls of the Neuse/Jordan Lake Protected Area (F/J-B), and in the Suburban Tier. 
  • Case B1900044 – City: A request for a variance from the required rear and side yard setbacks for the construction of a garage and addition. The subject site is located at 1032 Kent Drive, is zoned Residential Urban-5(2) [RU-5(2)]; and in the Urban 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 Planning Commission

Tuesday, December 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 December 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
  • TC1700002 – Signs Initiated by the Planning Department to revise the current signage regulations within Article 11, Sign Standards, and other associated sections, primarily to conform to the United States Supreme Court ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, along with any other updates necessary to conform to other applicable state or federal law. 
Plan Amendment
  • Fox Crossing (A1800008) located at US 70 between Lynn Road and Pleasant Drive is a request to change the future land use designation from Medium Density Residential, Commercial to Commercial.
    3871 Guess Road (A1800012) located at 3871 Guess Road is a request to change the future land use designation from Low Density Residential, Recreation Open Space to Industrial, Recreation Open Space.
  • Farrington Townes (A1900008) located at 4917 Old Chapel Hill Road & 4112 Farrington Road is a request to change the future land use designation from Low Density Residential to Low-Medium Density Residential.
Zoning Map Changes
  • Fox Crossing (Z1800029) located at US 70 between Lynn Road and Pleasant Drive is a request to change the zoning from Commercial Center with a development plan(CC(D)), Residential Suburban-20 (RS-20), Residential Urban- 5 (RU-5). Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay – B (F/J-B) to Commercial General with a Development Plan (CG(D)). Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay – B (F/J-B).
  • 3871 Guess Road (Z1800036) located at 3871 Guess Road is a request to change the zoning from Planned Residential Development 2.000 (PDR 2.000); Residential Suburban – Multifamily with a Development Plan (RS-M(D)); Eno River Watershed Protection Overlay (E-B) to Industrial Light with a Development Plan (LD(D)); Eno River Watershed Protection Overlay (E-B).
  • Farrington Townes (Z1900023) located at 4917 Old Chapel Hill Road & 4112 Farrington Road is a request to change the zoning from Residential Suburban-20 (RS-20); Falls/Jordan Lake Watershed Protection District-B (F/J-B) to Residential Suburban – Multifamily with a Development Plan (RS-M(D)); Falls/Jordan Lake Watershed Protection District-B (F/J-B).
  • Goodwin Crossing (Z1900010) located at 1301 & 1312 Goodwin Road, is a request to change the zoning from Planned Development Residential 2.310 (PDR 2.310); Falls/Jordan Lake Watershed Protection District B (F/J-B) to Planned Development Residential 2.167 (PDR 2.167); Falls/Jordan Lake Watershed Protection District B (F/J-B).
  • South Mineral Springs and Pleasant (Z1900019) generally located at South Mineral Springs Road, Holder Road and Pleasant Drive is a request to change the zoning from Residential Rural (RR), Residential Suburban-20 (RS-20), Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay District-B (F/J-B), County Jurisdiction to Planned Development Residential 4.001 (PDR 4.001), Falls/Jordan Watershed Protection Overlay District-B (F/J-B), City Jurisdiction.
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:  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 TC1700002 contact Michael.Stock@DurhamNC.gov  x28227;
For cases A1800008/Z1800029, A1900008/Z1900023, A1800012/Z1800036, Z1900010 contact  Emily.Struthers@DurhamNC.gov x28263;
For cases Z1900018 and Z1900019 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 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, December 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 a public hearing on December 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:

Plan Amendment
  • Forest Hills (A1800004) is a request to change the future land use designation 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)) for 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. In addition, change the development tier from Urban to Suburban.
Annexation Petition
  • 1001 Olive Branch Road (BDG1900016) is a voluntary annexation petition to annex two contiguous parcels totaling 216.241 acres located 1001 Olive Branch Road.
  • Kendrick Estates (BDG1900014) is a voluntary annexation petition to annex one contiguous parcel totaling 20.927 acres located 3500 Randolph Road.
Zoning Map Changes
  • 1001 Olive Branch Road (Z1800015) 1001 Olive Branch Road, is 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) 1612 Carpenter Fletcher Road, is a request to change the zoning from Office Institutional (OI) to Commercial General with a Text-Only Development Plan (CG(D)).
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: 
Jamie.Sunyak@DurhamNC.gov, ext. 28235, for cases: BDG1900016/Z1800015;
Emily Struthers@DurhamNC.gov, ext. 228263, for cases BDG1900014, Z1900017;
Karla.Rosenberg@DurhamNC.gov,  ext. 28259, for case: A1800004.

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.


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