Residential Infill

Zoning, Planning, and Development

Residential Infill Development Study

New Homes, Existing Neighborhoods

A study is underway that will inform how new residential construction is approved within existing neighborhoods. This is known as "infill development." Any recommendations that come out of the study will have to go through a text change to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Any text changes to the UDO must be approved by City Council.

City Planning surveyed the community to gain an understanding of the existing conditions. The survey results and the report can be found below.

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Project Details

 
Type:
Zoning
Project Lead:
Christine Darges

Contact

 

Christine Darges
Christine.Darges@raleighnc.gov

Lead Department:
Planning and Zoning
Service Unit:
Zoning

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Residential Infill Study Report

Residential Infill

When a new structure is built in an area surrounded by existing structures. The new structure could be built on a vacant lot, or an existing structure could be removed and replaced with a new structure.

Building Height

Building Height

How tall the house is as measured from the ground to the top of the highest point of a roof.

Building Size

Building Size

The overall measure of a building. Includes the measurement for height, length and width. This is also referred to as “bulk” or “massing.”

Ground Elevation

Ground Elevation

The level or height of the ground. An increase in ground elevation means the ground gets higher. A decrease in ground elevation reduces the ground level.

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

A structure built to hold dirt and increase or level the ground elevation. A retaining wall is not connected to a structure. A foundation wall is connected to a structure and typically increases the height of the structure on a sloped lot.

Side Setback

The minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from adjacent properties to the side.

Sprawl

When a city grows and expands outward; development happens away from the center of the city.

Street Setback

The minimum distance which a building or other structure must be set back from a street.

Water Runoff

When rainwater falls onto a property and runs downhill to another property.

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