Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

District Provisions 2.4 Overlay Districts


property owner and any other parties in an effort to find a means of preserving the building, structure or site. 9. Properties of Statewide Significance : The Commission may deny an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness authorizing the demolition or destruction of a building, site, or structure determined by the State Historic Preservation Office to have statewide significance, as defined in the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places, unless the Commission finds that the owner would suffer extreme hardship or be permanently deprived of all beneficial use or return by virtue of the denial. E. Demolition by Neglect : Demolition by neglect of any designated historic landmark or property located within a district shall constitute a violation of this ordinance. For the purposes of this ordinance “demolition by neglect” shall generally mean the failure to properly maintain a structure, whether intentionally or not, such that it falls into such disrepair that it may become uninhabitable. The local governing body may take appropriate actions to prevent demolition by neglect, as outlined in Section 16.2.8, provided such actions include appropriate safeguards to protect the property owner from undue economic hardship. F. Permitted Uses : All uses permitted in the applicable land development district underlying a historic overlay district are permitted in the HL-O. 2.4.3. Special Highway Overlay (SH1-O and SH2-O) A. Applicability : The Special Highway Overlay Districts (SH-O) shall apply to all properties located on either side of a major access corridor (as noted below) beginning at the centerline of the existing right-of-way. The depth of the district is 1,000 feet and shall follow identifiable boundaries whenever possible measured on either side of the right-of-way of the major access corridor. All such locations shall be noted on the official zoning map. 1. Highway US-1 (SH1-O) 2. Dr. Calvin Jones Highway (SH2-O) B. Exceptions : Exceptions to the district depth, location, landscaping, and buffering can be applied in the following instances: 1. Where identifiable conditions exist to screen the visibility of motorists, or 2. At an intersection targeted for shopping center development. 3. A PUD district may propose acceptable alternative standards within an SH-O district, as it speaks to minimum bufferyard dimensions and supplemental planting standards so long as they are in keeping with the overall intent of this ordinance. C. Landscaping and Buffering : It is the intent of this section that the frontage along the designated thoroughfares to the extent practical be left in an undisturbed or enhanced state of vegetation, and that sufficient areas of natural buffer remain so that the proposed use will be visually in harmony with the natural wooded character of the area. Removing or denuding of natural forest vegetation along major access corridors is strongly discouraged; however, it is understood that conditions may exist as stated in Section 2.2.3.F - Section 2.2.3G, which may warrant removing of natural forest vegetation. (Exemption: Existing lots of record that are developed for single-family detached or duplex dwelling units)

Required Street Bufferyard to Preserve Natural Vegetation or its Planted Equivalent

Supplement Plantings if Limited or No Vegetation Exists in SH-O Yard

Yard Type/Lot Condition in the SH-O Districts Frontage of the existing or proposed right-of-way Frontage of the existing or proposed right-of-way of any access/frontage road adjacent to any major access corridor

*50 ft average

5 trees per 50 feet of SH-O yard

*30 ft average

3 trees per 50 feet of SH-O yard

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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