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July 12, 2019

Notice of Upcoming Public Meetings and Planning Events

Please note: Agenda items are current at time of posting, but may not be available for review at this time. Items may be changed, updated, or added after the initial posting.


Planning Fee Changes Effective July 1, 2019

The City of Durham FY 2019-20 Budget was adopted on June 17, 2019, by the Durham City Council. Some Planning Department fee changes were included in the budget and, as of July 1, 2019, are currently effective. Many of the changes were to make the language of the fee ordinance clearer, but there were a few increases in fees. The full ordinance can be found at the following link: https://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/26900/Planning-Department-Revised-Fee-Ordinance-Adopted-6-17-2019-PDF.

Durham City-County Planning to Host new "Ask a Planner" Sessions

Want to know more about potential land use changes and other public hearing items being heard by the Durham City-County Planning Commission, and ultimately the Durham City Council and Durham County Board of Commissioners? Now you can do so during monthly ‘Ask a Planner’ sessions. On the second Tuesday of every month before the regularly scheduled Durham City-County Planning Commission meetings that begin at 5:30 p.m., Planning Department staff will be available to provide information about public hearing items on the agenda for that evening’s meeting. The case planners will be in the City Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall at 101 City Hall Plaza, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The first ‘Ask a Planner’ session will be held immediately preceding the August 13th Planning Commission Meeting. More information can be found here.

Ask a Planner

Upcoming Public Meetings

Durham Board of Adjustment 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Committee Room, 2nd Floor
City Hall,101 City Hall Plaza
Link to the Board of Adjustment Agenda

The Durham Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on July 23, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in the Committee Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, to hear the following requests:

  • Case B1900015 - City: A minor special use permit for a place of worship within a residential zoning district. The subject site is located at 709 Hanson Road, is zoned Residential Suburban - 20 (RS-20), and in the Suburban Tier.
  • Case B1900018 – City: A request for a variance from the side yard setback requirements for an existing single-family home converting to a duplex in the RU-5(2) residential zoning district. The subject site is located at 618 Troy Street, is zoned Residential Urban – 5(2)(RU-5(2)), and in the Urban Tier.  
  • Case B1900019 – County: A minor special use permit for a government facility to be located within a residential zoning district. The subject site is located at 11894 and 12018 N. Roxboro Road, is zoned Residential Suburban – 20 (RS-20) and Rural Residential (RR), and in the Rural Tier. 
  • Case B1900023 – City: A request for a minor special use permit to increase the number of occupants previously approved with a minor special use permit. The subject site is located at 1200 W. Cornwallis Road, is zoned Residential Suburban – 10 (RS-10), and in the Suburban Tier.  
  • Case B1900026 – City: A variance request from the lot width infill development requirements to allow a lot within the RU-5(2) to be subdivided into two lots for future residential development. The subject site is located at 1301 South Street, is zoned Residential Urban - 5(2) [RU- 5(2)], and in the Urban Tier.
  • Case B1900028 – City: A variance request from the required 15-foot maximum street yard, the longest building façade not parallel to or located within the maximum street yard, and the building occupying less than 60% of the total street frontage. The subject site is located at 2741 Campus Walk Avenue, is zoned Office Institutional (OI), and in the Compact Neighborhood Tier.

Public Review:  The applications, staff reports and maps may be reviewed at the City-County Planning Department, 101 City Hall Plaza, Ground Floor, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  For further information contact Eliza Monroe, [email protected], at 919-560-4137 ext. 28245. 
Public Participation:  Any person may attend the public hearing and should be present at 8:30 a.m. The Chair will recognize all persons wishing to speak and will allocate time to individual speakers based upon the number of persons to be heard. Substantial changes to the proposed action may be made following the public hearing. The Chair reserves the right to limit repetitive or hearsay testimony. 

July Governing Board Meetings Note

  • The Durham City Council does not hold regular sessions during July.
  • All other Boards and Commissions meet according to their published schedules.

Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act 

A person with a disability may receive an auxiliary aid or service to effectively participate in City government activities by contacting the ADA Coordinator, voice 919.560.4197, or [email protected], as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event or deadline date.

How to Find More Information about Board and Commission Agendas:

The City's Agenda Center web page has the latest agenda materials and minutes for all City-County Boards and Commissions. See also the Public Hearings and Notices page on the City Clerk's web site.

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