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This Week / Next Week at City Hall -- May 19, 2017

This Week/Next Week at City Hall -- May 19, 2017

Community SCALE wants you to be aware of what’s happened/what’s coming up at City Hall each week.  

Next Week – Week of May 22
Here are some of the events planned for the week of May 22.  It’s always helpful to have community members attend to show interest in these topics, ask questions, etc.  If you plan to attend any of these meetings, we’ll be glad to include your meeting report in future articles.

Tuesday, 5/23
  • Noon deadline for submitting Citizens Petition to speak at June 6 City Council meeting

  • 9am – Planning Commission, Council Chambers, Agenda includes a number of rezoning cases – Z-42-15 (Lake Wheeler Road), Z-40-16 (Oak Forest Road), Z-7-17 (Paint Rock Lane), Z-5-17 (Blue Ridge Road), Z-8-17 (Fox Road), and Z-20-16 (Request for waiver of 24-month waiting period for reapplying for rezoning)

Thursday, 5/25
  • 4pm – Planning Commission Committee of the Whole, Room 305, Agenda not available at this time.

All meetings at Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, unless otherwise noted.  

Go to to find links to latest meeting agendas and materials.

Last Week – Week of May 15, 2017
At the May 16 meeting of the Planning Commission Text Change Committee:

  • Members voted to move TC-3-17 regarding Accessory Dwelling Overlay Districts to the June 13 Planning Commission meeting with a few clarifications and modifications regarding parking, adherence to building codes, and setback provisions.

  • Members discussed TC-11-17 regarding changes to Senior Housing Facilities, especially for developers with a particular interest in developing smaller infill sites.  Requestors were advised to file a citizens petition to City Council and ask Council to authorize Planning Commission to explore further.

  • A number of text changes were presented for advancing Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development in Raleigh.  The Text Change Committee members wanted additional time to study materials.  They will take up the discussion either at a special meeting or as the first agenda item at the 6/20 meeting, with a possibility of extending the meeting time as needed.

At the May 16 City Council afternoon meeting highlights included:

  • The 2030 Comprehensive Plan Update is already underway.  Community meetings are planned in June, so be on the lookout for more information.

  • 2018 Proposed Operating Budget and five-year capital improvement budget will be discussed in upcoming budget work sessions.

  • Work session on community engagement has yet to be scheduled, but resources to support this are in the proposed 2018 operating budget.

  • Denial of rezoning Z-6-17 – Charles Drive (North CAC).

  • Approval of TC-9-2017 to extend variance expiration time period from six months to one year, consistent with special use permit timeframe.

  • 2017 Transportation Bond Proposal must have finalized total amount by 6/6 in order to include on 10/10 ballot; will be voted on at next meeting.