Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Definitions 17.4 Definitions Generally*


controlled by, or is under common control of another person. ALLEY A minor right-of-way privately or publicly owned, primarily for service or garage access. AMBER LIGHTING Any non-white color lighting similar to the color of high-pressure sodium lighting and with a temperature rating of less than 2,700 Kelvin. AMEND, AMENDMENT AND AMENDED (WTF) Any change, addition, correction, deletion, replacement, or substitution, other than typographical changes of no effect in an application or other document or filing. ANSI STANDARDS Standards published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private, non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. More information is available at www.ansi.org. ANTENNA (WTF) A system of electrical conductors that transmit or receive electromagnetic waves or radio frequency or other wireless signals. APPLICATION (WTF) All necessary and required documentation that an applicant submits in order to receive a Special Use Permit or Building Permit for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities. AREA, GROSS The total horizontal area within a lot(s) or parcel(s) of land before streets, easements, or other areas to be dedicated or reserved for public or private use are deducted from such lot(s) or parcel(s). AWNING/CANOPY SIGN Signs integrated into traditional storefront awnings that project over a sidewalk from the building façade. BASE FLOOD (FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT) The flood having a 1% chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year based on current conditions hydrology. BASE FLOOD ELEVATION (BFE) (FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT) A determination of the water surface elevations of the base flood based on current conditions hydrology or future conditions hydrology as published in the Flood Insurance Study. When the BFE has not been provided in a “Special Flood Hazard Area”, it

17.4. Definitions Generally* * Note - The parenthetical notation “ (Floodplain Development) ” shall indicate defined terms that apply only to the application and administration of the Flood Damage Prevention provisions of this ordinance. ** Note - The parenthetical notation “ (WTF) ” shall indicate defined terms that apply only to the application and administration of the Wireless Telecommunications Facility provisions of this ordinance. 1-YEAR, 24-HOUR STORM The surface runoff resulting from a 24-hour rainfall of an intensity expected to be equaled or exceeded, on average, once in 12 months and with a duration of 24 hours ACCELERATED EROSION Any increase over the rate of natural erosion as a result of land- disturbing activities. ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION Activities that contribute directly to the building of facilities including land-disturbing activities for roads, parking lots, footings, etc. ADDITION (FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT) An extension or increase in the floor area or height of an existing building or structure. ADEQUATE EROSION CONTROL MEASURE, STRUCTURE, OR DEVICE A measure, structure or device that controls the soil material within the land areas under responsible control of the person conducting the land-disturbing activity. ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION Decision made in the implementation, administration, or enforcement of development regulations that involves the determination of facts and the application of objective standards set forth in this ordinance. ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING A proceeding to gather facts needed to make an administrative decision. ADMINISTRATOR For the purposes of this ordinance, the Planning Director, the Director of Public Works and Utilities, the Director of Engineering, and their subordinate staffs are collectively referred to as the Administrator. AFFILIATE A person that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is

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