Text Change Cases

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Active Text Change Cases (TC)

A “text change” is a proposal to modify an adopted ordinance.

The engagement portal helps you stay informed and allow for your questions and comments about our upcoming proposed text changes.

Engagement Portal for Proposed Text Changes - You will also find comment cards for proposed text changes that are currently under public review. This is where you can ask questions about these text changes or leave comments for staff!

  1. Send your questions or comments to staff: textchanges@raleighnc.gov
  2. Contact the Planning Commission: planning.commission@raleighnc.gov 
  3. Visit the Planning Commission webpage and sign up to attend a public meeting. 
Case Number  Project Name/Location/Description Description Status Contact
TC-2-23 (-TOD) Revisions Amends the Transit Overlay District (-TOD) to remove the prohibition on single-family homes and duplexes and limit how large commercial uses can be within apartment buildings. In addition, this text change revises multiple sections to improve readability. City Council - Sept. 19 McDonald

Pending Text Change Cases

Below you will find a list of text changes that are still being drafted.

Case # Case Name Description Contact
TC-20-20 Permit Choice and Vested Rights Codified procedures for permit choice and vested rights. York
TC-16-21 Neighborhood Commercial Expands allowances for stand-alone commercial uses in residential districts. McDonald
TC-2-22 Tree Preservation and Planting Creates Tree Conservation Area requirements for lots 1-2 acres in size, create significant or heritage tree provisions require tree planting for smaller lots that don’t require tree conservation area. McDonald
TC-7-22 Co-Living Create a new group living use titled co-living. Bucher
TC-3-23 Clean Transportation Ordinance Requirements for EV ready spaces; prohibition on drive-thrus in certain districts; and standards for pedestrian cross-access. McDonald

TC-4-23 Billboards Modifies regulations for outdoor advertising signs McDonald


Recently Adopted Text Changes

Below you will find the most recent adopted text changes. For older approved cases, please see the Adopted Text Changes page.

Text Change # Ordinance # Title Adopted Effective
TC-21-20 (423-TC-474) Misc. Zoning Permits 9-20-22 10-20-22
TC-2-21 (421-TC-472) Parking Structure Lighting and Screening 9-20-22 11-19-22
TC-11-21 (352-TC-464) Parking Minimums, Maximums, and Mitigations 3-15-22 5-14-22
TC-12-21 (383-TC-469) Live-Work Accessory Use 6-7-22 9-5-22
TC-15-21 (353-TC-465) Towing Yards 3-15-22 4-14-22
TC-17-21 (328-TC-463) Playground Equipment and Accessory Structures 1-18-22 1-23-22
TC-18-21 (422-TC-473) Accessory Structures 9-20-22 11-19-22
TC-19-21 (517-TC-479) Protective Yards 6-6-23 7-13-23
TC-20-21 (362-TC-466) Missing Middle 2.0 5-10-22 8-8-22
TC-21-21 (413-TC-470) Cameron Park NCOD 9-6-22 10-6-22
TC-1-22 (518-TC-480) Mobile Retail 6-6-23 9-4-23
TC-3-22 (440-TC-475) Omnibus List 2022 11-15-22 12-15-22
TC-4-22 (375-TC-468) Flood Hazard Areas Effective Date 5-17-22 7-19-22
TC-5-22 (420-TC-471) Roadway Construction, Nonconformities, and Signage 9-20-22 10-20-22
TC-6-22 (457-TC-476) Permit government-owned water and wastewater treatment plants as a Limited Use in the R-1, IX- and IH- districts. 1-17-23 2-16-23
TC-8-22 (458-TC-477) Self-Service Storage in OP District 1-17-23 2-16-23
TC-1-23 (500-TC-478) Amends the City’s stormwater management regulations in compliance with the Neuse Nutrient Strategy Stormwater Rule and other state requirements. 4-18-23 5-1-23

Text Changes to Zoning Conditions (TCZ)

A "text change to zoning conditions" proposal adds zoning conditions that may be submitted with a rezoning application and cases can be found on the Rezoning Cases webpage.