Raleigh's re-mapping of the city is the final step in a multi-year overhaul of the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance. Raleigh adopted its new Comprehensive Plan in 2009. The Comprehensive Plan is designed to guide development in Raleigh to the year 2030. The adoption of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan resulted in a new development code for the city. Raleigh Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) took effect, in part, on September 1, 2013. The UDO did not carry over all of the zoning districts found in the zoning ordinance. Those zoning districts that were not carried over (the legacy zoning districts) are still a part of the city's official zoning map. The re-mapping process (a large rezoning of a substantial portion of the city and its planning jurisdiction) will result in properties currently zoned with legacy districts being re-classified to UDO zoning districts. The legacy zoning districts are: Residential (R) -15, R-20, R-30, Special R-30 Residential Business, Office and Institution (O&I)-1, O&I-2 O&I-3, Buffer Commercial, Shopping Center, Neighborhood business, Business, Thoroughfare District, Industrial (I)-1, I-2, Downtown Overlay, Pedestrian Business Overlay District, Planned Development Conditional Use Overlay District, Special Highway Overlay District (SHOD)-3 and SHOD 4.
If property you own is currently zoned with one of these legacy zoning districts, then your property is part of the city's massive re-mapping process. Follow the link below to access the city's interactive maps showing how the city proposed to rezone your property:
On this website, you can leave comments about your property and the proposed zoning. For assistance with commenting, feel free to contact, Beth Trahos or David York with Smith Moore Leatherwood at 919-755-8700.
The comment period for the re-mapping process ends September 30, 2014. The Planning Commission will begin its review of the proposed city-wide rezoning on October 14, 2014.