New turnaround times for all development processes in the City of Raleigh will go into effect as of February 1, 2019. This update is a result of additional review requirements and limited staff resources as they test new permitting software. The City apologizes for any inconvenience and expects these changes to ultimately bring an improved customer experience to the permitting and inspection process once implemented. Turnaround times will be revisited in the near future, as they look to improve the City of Raleigh development processes.
Please see the following information below related to the Town of Holly Springs:
Holly Springs Town Hall is closed the following days:
Monday, December 24, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Planning & Zonings next plan/plat submittal deadline is Friday December 28th by 4:30 pm.
New submittal changes in 2019
Beginning Friday, January 4th, all Planning & Zoning plan/plat submittals will be on FRIDAYS by 4:30 pm. Additional information on this change will be sent.
Coming in 2019! Projects involving accessory structures and infill development will have a change in process. These changes are due to recently approved text changes. A text change is a proposal to modify an adopted ordinance.
TC-2-18 | Accessory Buildings
Starting on January 1, 2019 submittal requirements will increase for accessory structures:
TC-3-18 | Infill Notice
Starting on February 4, 2019 projects that involve infill development will be required to notify anyone living within 100 feet of the property. This applies to:
TC-7-17 | Residential Infill Compatibility Setbacks
To protect the integrity of existing residential developments, the rules for determining setbacks for new and redevelopment of residential lots are changing. As a result of this text change new processes will be in place by April 2019.
For questions or concerns about any of these text changes, please contact:
Justin Rametta, Current Planning Manager | 919-996-2665
The Raleigh Street Design Manual serves as a design guide for the City's streets, sidewalks, and pedestrian facilities. We are working to update this manual and would like to get feedback from residents.
A draft of the manual is currently available for public review until January 14, 2019. You can download a copy of the draft here.
Please submit your comments to RSDMcomments@raleighnc.gov.
Specific questions about the manual?
The 2045 Plan
Advance Apex is one process that will result in two plans - a long-range transportation plan and an updated future land use map with supporting addendum to the Town's adopted Comprehensive Plan, Peak Plan 2030.
Advance Apex: The 2045 Transportation Plan and Advance Apex: The 2045 Land Use Map Update will be presented at two upcoming public hearings. The Planning Board will make a recommendation regarding potential adoption to the Town Council. The Town Council will make a decision regarding adoption.
Plan documents and maps are available at: https://www.apexnc.org/1193/Advance-Apex. Comments can be submitted by email to email@example.com. Changes may be made up to and through the public hearings. Any substantive changes will be presented during the public hearings.
The public is invited to speak at either or both hearings. Town Council agendas and guidance for making comments during public hearings are available at: http://www.apexnc.org/838/Agendas-Minutes.
PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING:
DATE: Monday, January 14, 2019
TIME: 4:30 pm
PLACE: 2nd Floor, Apex Town Hall (73 Hunter Street)
TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING:
DATE: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
TIME: 7:00 pm
PLACE: 2nd Floor, Apex Town Hall (73 Hunter Street)
It has just come to our attention that Wake Forest has mailed violation letters to many members citing prohibited signs per the Town's Ordinance. We are in the process of investigating this issue, but cursory information leads us to believe that the Town had been lenient in their allowances of signs and now are suddenly taking a "letter of the law" approach to enforcement of the rules on the books.
Our greatest frustration is the method by which this has taken place. We try very hard to build relationships with municipalities and encourage them to reach out to us when problems arise. It could have been better handled had we been informed that the ordinance enforcement was going to change and given a 30 day grace period to communicate such information to our membership and comply. This would have prevented the adversarial approach of sending out violation letters with date certain compliance or else fines of $500/day.
Please be aware that the Town is now strictly enforcing their sign ordinance which can be found here. See below for an example of the violation letters being sent.
All General Contractors are now required to include their NC General Contractor License Number on everything. The new regulation, 21 NCAC 12.0501, states: “license numbers shall be included on all contracts, advertisements and licensee websites.”
Our state association (NCHBA) is currently working to get clarification on the term "advertisements", but in the meantime, all general contractors are advised to put their GC License Number on:
The new regulation is part of a larger re-write of the NC GC Licensing Board Regulations in Title 21, Chapter 12 of the NC Administrative Code.
The massive down zoning (to 1 unit/2 acres) being considered by Knightdale for nearly 44% of the land it has planning jurisdiction over is well on its way to approval. After holding the public hearing open for 3 weeks, Council sent the item to the Land Use Review Board (LURB). The LURB met on 11/13 and with hardly more than a blink unanimously approved the proposed zoning map amendments that would effectuate the massive down zoning.
Even after many meetings with elected official, staff and stakeholders, speaking at all three public hearings and communicating with the LURB, the opinion on this item among the elected officials is seemingly not to be swayed. The item is scheduled to come back to the Council at their 11/19/18 meeting at 7pm where it is expected to pass.
At their 11/6/18 evening meeting, Raleigh City Council voted to approve a notification requirement for residential infill development (TC-3-18). Keep in mind that "infill development" in Raleigh is currently defined by the UDO as any building in an R-4, R-6 or R-10 district where all of the following are present:
The debate continues as to whether accessory dwelling units (ADU's) will ever be allowed in the City of Raleigh. On 10/30/18, the proposed text change for ADU's (TC-3-17) was discussed in the Text Change Committee (a subcommittee of the Planning Commission). It was sent there from the Growth & Natural Resources Committee (a council committee) where it had spent months upon months getting twisted and turned into a proposal that if passed, would make ADU's exclusive at best and more than likely unbuildable. After much discussion, the TC Committee did not agree with the idea of an overlay district and voted to recommend denial of the text change. The items was then sent back to the Planning Commission and discussed at their 11/13/18 meeting. They agreed that they couldn't agree on the proposed text for an ADU overlay district so they are planning to reconvene in a Committee of the Whole meeting at a date TBD to try and formulate some language to which they can mostly agree.