The City of Raleigh has a text change that is up for public hearing on Tuesday, September 17th. This text change, TC-4-19, looks to add a requirement that if a builder/developer has 2 or more notices of violation (NOV) for sedimentation and erosion control within the last 2 years, then they will be required to submit a sedimentation and erosion control plan on subsequent permits pulled, even for lots under 12,000 square feet that do not currently require them.
The HBA attended meetings on this and was able to get the requirement changes to be 2 or more NOV's instead of the original 1 NOV that was suggested. Also, the "clock" for the 2 years starts from the date of the first NOV and then once 2 years passes from that, assuming no additional NOV's are acquired, there is no longer a requirement for a SEC plan for lots under 12,000 sq. ft.
Click here for more information on TC-4-19.
Raleigh has kicked off an Infill Residential Development Study and you NEED to participate. At the most recent Governmental Affairs Committee meeting we had the City of Raleigh and consultants join us to discuss the newly kicked off Infill Study along with the Survey.
This survey will remain open until the end of September and it is IMPERATIVE that you take the time to do it. You DO NOT need to be a Raleigh resident to complete it. They want to hear from the residential housing industry as well! We were encouraged by the staff to get as many folks engaged in taking the survey as possible. They want to hear from you!!
Please take the time and help the industry out by expressing (in the notes section of the survey) just how restrictive, encumbering and stifling the current infill regulations are on the ability to provide quality housing at affordable prices.
You can find the survey at the following link:
Development Services customers who need a residential certificate of occupancy (CO) will now be able to print the certificate from the permit and development portal. Once all permits for a project are complete, and if there are no holds or fees due, the system will automatically create a CO and attach it to the record in the portal.
The process for a non-residential CO remains the same: The CO application must be submitted in-person or via email and will undergo a five-day review process.
More information on the CO process is available on the City of Raleigh website.
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