Because of pressure from some in the development community, the Planning Commission has requested more information from city staff about certain elements of the UDO. At this stage of the process, the PC is being asked to remove INFILL COMPATIBILITY standards from the UDO. SCALE has been monitoring and contributing to the UDO process, as have many neighbors, and has issued the following statement to the Planning Commission. Your support of this position is vital at this point.
SCALE stated our support of the UDO Infill Compatibility Standards during the City Council Public Hearing on February 21st. We reiterate that we believe compatibility standards will be extremely important to ensure predictable infill development in Raleigh’s established neighborhoods. SCALE is monitoring the Planning Commission meetings on RTN, and we are concerned about an effort to completely remove Infill Compatibility Standards from the UDO. We continue to see the need for these standards as part of the UDO and encourage you to approve standards that show respect for adjacent property owners, maintain the positive character of our neighborhoods, and allow for responsible updating of our communities.
Please contact the Planning Commission let them know you support the Infill Compatibility Standards (and other standards being challenged at this time). Thanks for all you do to protect the quality of living in Raleigh.
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