Sunday, March 30, 2008

Public Meeting on residential infill -- APRIL 2

From Raleigh City Planning:

Department of City Planning to Host Meeting Regarding Residential Infill

The Department of City Planning will host a public meeting to discuss residential infill construction. The public meeting will reveal the results of a six-month study of residential demolition and reconstruction. The study was authorized by City Council in July of 2007, and examines residential building patterns from 2002-2007. An analysis of issued demolition permits and building permits cross-referenced with GIS data and field survey results form the basis of the study.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in the Carolina Room at the Progress Energy Center (2 E. South Street). The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. A presentation of the collected data will be followed by pictures of examples of recently constructed homes and examination of their characteristics.

It is the intent of City staff to examine the data in a public forum in an attempt to determine if a problem exists, and in that event, suggest possible solutions.

This is the first of two public meetings to discuss residential infill construction. The second meeting will be held in late May or early June. The date, time and place will be finalized at a later date. City staff hopes to present an impact report to the City Council by July of 2008.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Comprehensive Plan -- Phase 2

It is very important to have members of the public participating in the Comprehensive Plan workshops next week.

There are three days of evening workshops that break into smaller discussion groups.

The topics are:
Affordable Housing
Green City
Economic Prosperity & Equity
Growing Successful Neighborhoods
Growth Management
Land Use & Transportation

Several of these topics are relevant to members of SCALE. Having multiple participants in the different sessions would be of great benefit.

Tuesday, March 25
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School*
2600 Rock Quarry Road

Wednesday, March 26
Moore Square Museum Magnet Middle School**
301 S. Person Street

Thursday, March 27
Tabernacle Baptist Church***
8304 Leesville Road

On-site check in: 6:00 - 6:30 P.M.
Workshop: 6:30 - 9:00 P.M.

The link to the planning department’s website is here.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Neighborhood Conservation Overlays -- Raleigh

From the Raleigh Planning Department website:

Neighborhood Infill Issues

A special joint City Council and Planning Commission public hearing will be held on March 18th at 6:30pm to receive public input on proposed revisions to the process of establishing Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts (NCODs). The hearing will be held in the Council Chamber, Room 201, 222 West Hargett Street, Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex.

NCODs provide a rezoning process for individual neighborhoods to customize zoning regulations such as setbacks, height, lot size and parking location to reflect the built character of the neighborhood. The proposal will shorten the process for requesting this overlay district by eliminating the lengthy requirement of the drafting of a Neighborhood Plan and the subsequent adoption of the approved Neighborhood Plan into the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Other changes address the process for Council’s adoption of the regulations associated with a proposed NCOD. A final draft and summary of the proposed ordinance will be available on or before March 4, 2008.

NCOD Amendents here.