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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