Friday, May 12, 2017

This Week/Next Week at City Hall -- May 12, 2017

This Week/Next Week at City Hall -- May 12, 2017

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

Week of May 8, 2017

May 9:  Planning Commission Meeting

Report from Marsha Presnell-Jennette:  Planning Commission approved the project on Wake Forest Rd where the Weigman's Grocery and a hotel will be located...beside the shopping center where Trader Joe's is located.  Great discussions among Commission members about pedestrian crossings and safety for walkers, green space and attractiveness of the upper story of the parking deck.  I made my plea for permeable paving of the streets and an on-site catchment pond that would be an attractive feature.  The plan calls for the underground holding and filtering stormwater system that gradually releases rainwater.  I was proposing methods of reducing water to be released into the streams and rivers.

Commission members were attentive and some comments followed about the importance of recognizing there will be more intense rain events and project planners and the City should be re-calculating their storm markers for increased capacity.

The project moves to City Council.

·      May 10: Indy Week article

Interesting read – follow the discussion on FaceBook and the comments at the IndyWeek site.

Week of May 15

Here are some of the events planned for May 15.  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, 5/16

9am – Planning Commission Text Change Committee, Room 303

Agenda will include
  • TC-03-17 – Accessory Dwelling Overlay District
  • TC-11-17 – Senior Housing
  • TC-04-17 – GI/LID (Green infrastructure/Low Impact Development)

  • 11:30 am – 12:30pm – Work Session, Room 305
  • 1 – 3:30 pm, Council Chambers
  • Agenda includes rezoning cases, an NCOD petition, an update on the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, Police Body-Worn Cameras and In-Car Camera Systems, Proposed Operating Budget, Capital Improvement Program, and Compensation Study Recommendation

Wednesday, 5/17

UDC Talks 2017 bold Ideas for Dix Park
  • 12 noon – Inventive Culture & Raleigh’s Future
  • 6 pm – City Building:  A renewed focus on the public realm
  • Raleigh Citizens Advisory Council, 7 – 8 pm – Council Chambers

All meetings at Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, unless otherwise noted.  Go to to find links to latest meeting agendas and materials.