We’ve heard from our stakeholders about the need for after-hours review and are happy to announce that we are now offering After-Hours Express Review for certain types of projects. Not only will this add additional time slots for the expedited service, but it provides an alternative for our customers that would prefer to come in after normal business hours.

The after-hours service will be available on Tuesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. for projects with limited scope, including alteration to shell and interior completion/fit up. At this time, the types of eligible projects are somewhat limited, but we intend to expand this list in the future.

For projects that are considered alterations, only the following types may currently be reviewed after-hours:

• Those that do not increase the size of the building footprint;
• Those that do not include exterior improvements that increase impervious surface coverage upon the property;
• Those that are not a zoning change of use as defined by the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO); if it is a zoning change of use as defined by Section 6.1.4 of the UDO, then the new use is allowed in the zoning district of the affected property and the new use does not require additional parking above that required by the present/former use as calculated in UDO Section 7.1.2 C; and
• Those not located within a designated flood hazard area or in the Falls Lake, Swift Creek, Urban Water Supply Watershed, or Metro Park Overlay District.

Projects that are specifically NOT eligible for after-hours review include:

• Additions or new buildings;
• Those involving a change of use or occupancy;
• Medical or institutional facilities;
• Any project involving review by Wake County Health Department;
• Site or exterior work;
• Hazardous use facilities;
• Single-family residential;
• Townhomes;
• Group housing; and
• Any project that involves water and/or sewer connections, or changes to existing connections requiring the approval of the Public Utilities Department.

Scheduling a review is easy - submit an Express Review Application and After Hours Addendum to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will ensure that the project is eligible for the service and confirm the next available time slot. Upon confirmation, customers will be asked to pay a deposit and submit required documentation.

We have all the details on our Express Review web page, so please follow the link and look under the “After Hours Express Review” tab. If you have any questions about this service, please contact Erin Anderson Crouse, our Express Services Program Supervisor, at 919-996-2624. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

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