Unified Development Ordinance

The purpose of the regulations in the Knightdale UDO is to fulfill the development goals and objectives of the adopted KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan as may be amended from time to time.  The ordinance is "Unified" because it combines both zoning and subdivision regulations into a single, more user-friendly document. Therefore, the scope of the regulations includes the height and size of buildings and other structures, the appearance and design of developments, the percentage of lots that may be covered or occupied, the dimensions of setbacks, the size of open spaces, the density of population, the allocation of municipal water capacity, the construction and installation of infrastructure, as well as the location, use and design of landscaping, buildings, structures, and land for trade, industry, residence and other purposes.

Adopted July 21, 2021




Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Purpose and Applicability

Chapter 2: Establishment of Districts

Chapter 3: Base District Specific Standards

Chapter 4: Overlay District Specific Standards

Chapter 5: Use Specific Standards

Chapter 6: Building Type Standards

Chapter 7: Development Standards

Chapter 8: Sign Standards

Chapter 9: Environmental Protection Standards

Chapter 10: Infrastructure Improvement Standards

Chapter 11: Subdivision Standards

Chapter 12: Administrative Standards

Chapter 13: Nonconformities

Chapter 14: Violations and Penalties

Chapter 15: Definitions

Appendix A: Roadway Network Plan
Appendix B: Sidepaths & Greenways Plan
Appendix C: Transit and Mobility
Appendix D: Zoning Map
Appendix E: Table of Amendments

Unified Development Ordinance