Sunday, January 27, 2008

Online Petition

SCALE is posting the link to an online petition where Raleigh residents can register their concern. The city council needs to hear from all neighborhoods who are experiencing problems. The link is to available in the right column of this blog.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

ACTION Alert: City Council Meeting on January 22

Please write your City Council and ask them to Vote YES for the Infill Study Group. Sample letter and Comprehensive Planning Committee recommendation follow.

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Dear Mayor Meeker and City Council,

The City of Raleigh faces unprecedented change from the impact of new development in the older core neighborhoods. As a city resident, I am concerned that the City has not acted to update the standards for infill and redevelopment in response to this growing trend—standards that promote compatible infill while preserving our historic and irreplaceable character.

I support the recommendation of the Comprehensive Planning Committee to establish an Infill Study Group as described below. Please vote FOR this Study Group on January 22, 2008 at the 1:00 pm meeting.

Residential Infill Development Proposals

With regard to the Planning Department Proposal to Address Residential Infill Development dated December 5, 2007 the Committee recommends the City Council:

· Remove Options 1 and 2 from further consideration.

· Move forward with a text change as outlined in Option 3 to expedite the Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (NCOD) process.

· The Committee also recommends the City Council for a stakeholder-based Infill Study Group to review best practices in other cities and develop recommendations that address as many stakeholder concerns as possible.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Signed / Neighborhood

Thursday, January 3, 2008

ACTION Alert: City Council Meeting on January 8


City Council Meeting January 8, 2008
Infill interim standards in play.
Letters of support deadline Monday, January 7.
Statement of Support Form here.