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Stormwater Ordinance Update

Durham, NC

Client Name:

Durham County

Project Type:

Water Resources

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Durham County engaged McAdams to create an updated stormwater ordinance that is organized and clear for both the County staff and the development community. Working together, Durham County and McAdams created an ordinance that complies with the Jordan Lake, Falls Lake and Neuse Rules while encouraging green stormwater infrastructure and addressing resiliency. The new stormwater ordinance also reflects the requirements in the County’s Universal Development Ordinance (UDO) and creates a “one-stop shop” for understanding land development requirements related to stormwater and buffers. The updated stormwater ordinance was praised by the Durham County Board of Commissioners for its effectiveness in simplifying the stormwater permitting process.

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