Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

General Provisions For All Districts 4.1 Applicability


4. General Provisions For All Districts

4.1. Applicability The provisions in this chapter shall apply to all development regardless of the underlying zoning district provisions. The notable exception shall be any Planned Unit Development District, which is intended to create its own lot, use and dimensional design standards, so long as they are of equal or greater quality to the standards set forth in this section herein.

4.2. Interpretation Of Numerical Standards

When any requirement of this ordinance results in a fraction of a unit, a fraction of one-half or more shall be considered a whole unit and a fraction of less than one-half shall be disregarded. When the determination of the number of dwelling units permitted on a lot results in a fraction of a dwelling unit, any fractional component shall be disregarded and rounded down to the nearest whole number.

4.3. Basic Lot And Use Standards

4.3.1. All Lots and Buildings Shall Front On A Public Street A. Lot Requirements 1.

All lots shall front upon a public street right-of-way (publicly dedicated or privately maintained). In no case shall a lot have less than 20 feet of frontage on a public street right-of-way. Flag pole lots may be permitted provided that: a. There is a minimum of 20 feet public street right-of-way frontage when a driveway gives access to one lot. No building shall be erected on a lot which does not front on an improved public street right-of-way, unless such lots are approved as part of a Conditional District or Planned Unit Development District in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance. 2. The Board of Adjustment may grant a variance to this requirement in accordance with Section 15.13 of this ordinance provided that: a. Building Requirements 1. There is a legally established private right-of-way of no less than 50 feet and no longer than 500 feet measured from the nearest public street right- of-way giving access to no more than 3 buildings. b. There is a legally established access easement of no less than 20 feet giving access to no more than 2 buildings. An access easement shall only be permitted for lots that were land-locked prior to January 13, 1977.


4.3.2. Number of Principal Buildings Per Lot In any zoning district, more than one building containing a permitted principal use may be erected on a single lot, provided that at least one building is fully compliant with the principal building setback requirements in Section 2.2.3 and the private frontage requirements in Section 5.3. All other requirements of this ordinance not related to building placement shall be adhered to for all principal structures.

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


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