Current Development Activity

Use the "jump-to" links below to find out the status of development cases in the City of Raleigh.


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Status Abbreviations Administrative Alternate for Design (AAD) Annexation Cases Board of Adjustment (BOA) Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Comprehensive Plan Amendments (CP) Recorded Maps/Plat Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHL) Site Review Cases (SR) Street Closing (STC) Subdivision Cases (S) Text Change Cases (TC) Text Change Amendments to Zoning Conditions (TCZ) Zoning Cases (Z)

Status Abbreviations

  • City Council (CC)
  • City Council Economic Development and Innovation Committee (EDI)
  • City Council Growth and Natural Resources Committee (GNR)
  • City Council Healthy Neighborhoods Committee (HN)
  • City Council Transportation and Transit Committee (TTC)
  • Planning Commission (PC)
  • Planning Commission Committee of the Whole (COW)
  • Planning Commission Strategic Planning Committee (SPC)
  • Planning Commission Text Change Committee (TCC)
  • Under Review (UR)
  • Public Hearing (PH)
  • Approved Pending Appeal (APA)
  • Approved with Conditions Pending Appeal (CAPA)
  • Appealed (AP)
  • Denied Pending Appeal (DPA)
  • Expired Pending Appeal (EPA)
  • Effective Date (EFF)

Administrative Alternate for Design (AAD)

An Administrative Alternate for Design (AAD) is a proposed design that, by choice or necessity, varies from the allowable standards. The proposal must meet the intent of the UDO standards, conform to the Comprehensive Plan adopted by the City, and be considered equal to or better than the UDO standard.

AADs are processed through the Permit and Development Portal. The Portal allows petitioners to track the progress of their request and the subsequent steps from initial filing to review by the Appearance Commission to decision by the City Planning Director. Applicants will need to deliver a copy of their AAD Application with notarized signature(s) from the property owner(s), as well as the required postage-paid, addressed envelopes to the Urban Design Center office in Suite 100 of One Exchange Plaza. Once the application has been deemed complete and all technical documents have been received, City Planning staff completes a review and places the case on the next available Appearance Commission agenda.

View a table of current AAD cases. 

Annexation Cases

To provide essential urban services in an orderly and efficient way, an annexation petition must be submitted to the City of Raleigh before any utility connection can take place. Annexations are by petitioned request, initiated by the property owner and subject to State eligibility requirements.

View a table of current annexation cases

Board of Adjustment (BOA)

View Board of Adjustment agenda for the latest cases. Find archived case files in the recent minutes or case files prior to March 2, 2018, on the Board of Adjustment webpage.

Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)

** UPDATE: THE July 23, 2020 COA COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE A REMOTE MEETING HELD BY ELECTRONIC MEANS**

Certificate of Appropriateness agenda and case files for the latest cases (e.g., 001‐18‐CA).

Comprehensive Plan Amendments (CP)

A Comprehensive Plan Amendment is a proposed change to the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan, a key policy document in regards to long-range growth, and environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

View a table of current comprehensive plan amendments.

Recorded Maps/Plat

A recorded map is a legal instrument referred to in deeds and other legal documents. A recorded map shows the configuration of a parcel of land, including boundaries, easements, roads, rights-of-way, and other significant features. 

View a table of current recorded map/plat cases.

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHL)

View Raleigh Historic Landmark cases going to public hearing.

Site Review Cases (SR)

Site Review is the consideration of a plan in order to confirm that the proposal meets the development guidelines of the UDO. Before any permit is issued for the construction, repair, or alteration of any building or site, a site plan must be reviewed and approved.

View a table of current site review cases.

Street Closing (STC)

Street Closing petitions are submitted for permanent right-of-way closings.

View a table of current STC cases.

Subdivision Cases (S)

A subdivision is the division of recorded lots where the total number of lots is increased and the resultant lots are equal to or exceed the standards of the applicable UDO zoning district.

View a table of current subdivision cases.

Text Change Cases (TC)

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

View a table of text change cases.

Text Change Amendments to Zoning Conditions (TCZ)

A "text change amendment" is a proposal to modify adopted zoning conditions.

View a table of text change amendments to zoning conditions cases.

Zoning Cases (Z)

Zoning is the designation of specific areas of land, or zones, within which various uses and development standards are permitted. Listed below are zoning cases that seek to change (or rezone) the zoning designations applied to certain properties throughout the city. See where these cases are happening around the city on this map

View a table of current zoning cases.

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