GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2019-8
SENATE BILL 272
AN ACT to allow for uniform zoning classification of certain residential facilities at north carolina central university.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any provision of Article 19 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes to the contrary, student housing associated with North Carolina Central University shall be permitted in any zoning district provided that all of the following criteria are met:
(1) The parcels of land being assembled on which a student housing project is planned to be built each are owned either by the State or by a nonprofit foundation affiliated with North Carolina Central University.
(2) The parcels of land being assembled on which a student housing project is planned to be built each have been included in the Millennial Campus Plan which has been approved by The University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
(3) At least one of the parcels of land being assembled on which a student housing project is planned to be built presently is located in a zoning district in which student housing is a generally permitted use.
SECTION 2. Development submittals, including site plans and construction drawings, submitted for a student housing project that meets the criteria provided in Section 1 of this act shall be subject to, and may be developed pursuant to, the UC‑2 zoning requirements of the Durham City‑County Unified Development Ordinance.
SECTION 3.(a) This act applies to the City of Durham only.
SECTION 3.(b) This act is effective when it becomes law and applies only to development submittals initially submitted to the City of Durham on or before June 30, 2019.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 28th day of March, 2019.
s/ Daniel J. Forest
President of the Senate
s/ Tim Moore
Speaker of the House of Representatives