Unified Development Ordinance

The purpose of the regulations in the Knightdale UDO is to fulfill the development goals and objectives of the adopted Knightdale 2027 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mike Clark
Senior Planner - Current
919-217-2243
michael.clark@knightdalenc.gov

UDO by Section
Cover and Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Purpose and Applicability
Chapter 2: District Provisions
Chapter 3: Additional Use Standards
Chapter 4: General Lot and Structure Provisions
Chapter 5: Building Types and Architectural Standards
Chapter 6: Environmental Protection
Chapter 7: Open Space
Chapter 8: Tree Protection and Landscaping 
Chapter 9: Circulation and Connectivity
Chapter 10: Parking Standards
Chapter 11: Lighting
Chapter 12: Signs
Chapter 13: Nonconformities
Chapter 14: Administrative Agencies and Boards
Chapter 15: Development Process
Chapter 16: Development Plan Requirements
Chapter 17: Infrastructure Improvement Requirements
Chapter 18: Violations and Penalties 
Chapter 19: Interpretation and Definitions
Index
Appendix A: Arterial Plan
Appendix B: Collector Street Plan
Appendix C: Greenway and Bicycle Route Plan
Appendix D: Zoning Map
Appendix E: Stormwater System Map 

Amendments
The following amendments have been made to the UDO. Due to the number of amendments, it is highly recommended that you print out new chapters in their entirety.

 

DATECASE#DESCRIPTIONCHAPTERS AMENDED
04/19/06ZTA-1-06Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance Updates6, 15 & 19
01/17/07ZTA-2-06Technical Amendments & Updates to Architectural Standards, Lighting & Conditional Districts2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19
04/02/07ZTA-1-07Technical Updates & Infill Development2, 12, 14 & 19
09/04/07ZTA-2-07Summer 2007 Technical Updates7, 12, 15 & 16
11/19/07ZTA-4-07Old Town Oversight Committee14
12/19/07ZTA-5-07Vinyl Siding on Townhouse/Apartment Structures & Technical Updates5, 8, 11, 17 & 19
02/04/08ZTA-2-08Manufacturing & Industrial Development Regulations2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17 & 19
03/03/08ZTA-1-08Off-Street Parking & Related Environmental Protection Regulations6 & 10
03/19/08ZTA-4-08Tree Protection6 & 8
05/05/08ZTA-3-08Exterior Building Materials5
05/05/08ZTA-5-08Minimum Lot Size Requirement - Day Care Centers3
05/05/08ZTA-6-08Commercial Development Updates3, 5 & 10
05/21/08ZTA-7-08Mulch, Water & Other Technical Updates1, 6, 8, 10, 13, 16 & 17
08/04/08ZTA-8-08Farmlets2, 3, 4 & 19
11/19/08ZTA-10-08Indoor Storage as a Permitted Use in RR12 & 3
01/21/09ZTA-1-09Digital Submittals, Radio Towers & Technical Updates3, 15, 16 & 19
01/21/09ZTA-2-09Street Cross-Sections17
05/04/09ZTA-3-09Maximum Sign Area, Fencing Clarifications & LURB Terms of Appointment4, 12 & 14
05/04/09ZTA-4-09Recordation of Easements by Deed6
08/03/09ZTA-5-09Manufacturing and Industrial (MI) District Building Materials2
08/03/09ZTA-6-09Family Care Homes and Similar Facilities2, 3 & 19
08/03/09ZTA-7-09Manufactured Home Use Table/Additional Standards3 & 5
11/18/09ZTA-8-09Technical Amendments and Clarifications9, 11, 16 & 19
01/04/10ZTA-9-09Permanent Make-Up Tattooing19
01/04/10ZTA-10-09Sweepstakes Center2, 3 & 19
01/04/10ZTA-11-09Monument Sign Structure Architectural Compatibility12
02/17/10ZTA-1-10Restricting the Platting of Single-Family Lots in Neuse River Basin Riparian Buffers6
02/17/10ZTA-2-10Number of Unrelated Persons Per Dwelling Unit19
07/06/10ZTA-3-10TRC & LURB Revisions14
07/06/10ZTA-4-10Chapters 1 & 2 Comprehensive Edit1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 17 & 19
09/07/10ZTA-5-10Fee-in-Lieu of Median Construction17
10/20/10ZTA-7-10Farm Exemptions1 & 19
04/04/11ZTA-1-11Administrator Use Interpretations2
04/04/11ZTA-2-11Side Setbacks for the House Building Type<df)<></df)<>2
04/04/11ZTA-3-11Non-Conforming Street Frontages13
04/04/11ZTA-4-11Chapters 3 & 4 Comprehensive Edit1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 15 & 19
07/05/11 ZTA-5-11Appendices A-C Comprehensive Plan Based UpdatesAppx. A, B & C
07/05/11ZTA-6-11Farm Accessory Structure Building Code Exemption1, 4
07/20/11ZTA-7-11Chapters 5 & 6 Comprehensive Edit3, 5, 6, 10, 15, 16 & 19
08/17/11ZTA-8-11Continuation of Certain Non-Conforming Signs12
09/21/11ZTA-10-11Chapters 7 & 8 Comprehensive Edit4, 6, 7, 8 & 13
10/19/11ZTA-9-11Wireless Telecommunications Update3, 4, 8, 13 & 19
12/21/11ZTA-11-11Chapters 9 & 10 Comprehensive Edit2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 & 19
03/21/12ZTA-2-12Chapters 12 & 13 Comprehensive Edit3, 8, 12, 13 & 19
06/04/12ZTA-1-12Notifications of UDO Violations18
06/20/12ZTA-3-12 Chapters 14 & 15 Comprehensive Edit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 
09/04/12 ZTA-4-12Non-Server Based Video Games19
09/19/12ZTA-5-12Chapters 16 & 17 Comprehensive Edit2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16 & 17
12/19/12 ZTA-6-12Chapters 18 & 19 Comprehensive Edit8, 18 & 19
02/20/13 ZTA-1-13Payment in Lieu of Street Right-of-Way Improvement9 & 17
04/17/13ZTA-2-13Increased Allowance for Construction Identification Signs12 & 19
05/15/13ZTA-3-13Repeal Secondary Dwelling Units Except in the RR and TND Districts2, 3 & 19
06/19/13ZTA-4-13Accessory Building Clarifications4 & 19
11/04/13ZTA-7-13Suburban Chickens4 & 19
11/04/13ZTA-8-13H276 - Board of Adjustment Amendments14 & 15
11/20/13ZTA-6-13RV's in Mobile Home Parks2
11/20/13   ZTA-9-13Lighting Ordinance11 & 19
12/18/13ZTA-10-13 Tattoo Shops2, 3, & 19
02/19/14   ZTA-1-14OTOC, Speed Limits, Wireless Telecommunication Tower Updates and Civic Building Clarifications3, 5, 14, 17 & 19
03/19/14ZTA-2-14Changes in Performance Security for BMP Maintenance6
05/05/14ZTA-3-14Infill Lot Setbacks in RMX and NMX Districts2, 4 & 19
09/17/14ZTA-6-14 Mail Kiosks, Yards, Recorded Setbacks and Dimmers2, 4 & 11
11/19/14ZTA-5-14Mining & Quarrying District2
05/20/15 ZTA-1-15 Quarterly Updates 2, 4, 7, 9, 17
08/10/15 ZTA-2-15 Quarterly Updates 1, 3, 10, 11
09/21/16ZTA-2-16PRD & Multi-Family Changes  2, 3, 5, 8, 15
02/06/17 ZTA-1-17Quarterly Updates (Use Matrix & LURB Terms)  2, 3, 14
02/06/17 ZTA-2-17 Quarterly Updates (Collectors, Floodplains, & Driveways) 2, 6, 9