Friday, January 23, 2009

Comp Plan 2030

The link to the draft proposal and public comment portal:

Please note that comments are due by January 31st. This is last week to review and comment on the way growth is planned for the next 20 years in Raleigh. Be sure to review relevant sections and the map. Comments are enabled on the interactive map.

RCC Comprehensive Planning Committee meeting 1/28 - 9am

According to the agenda, the following items are pending in Committee -- items that are shown in bold print will be discussed during the meeting. The other items are still hanging on for the ride.


The Comprehensive Planning Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Room 201, City Council Chambers, Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, Raleigh, North Carolina. For information call 966-3040 (City Clerk’s office) or 516-2626 (Planning Department).

All the following items are pending in Committee; however, only those items that are shown in bold print will be discussed during this meeting.

03-29 Development Standards - Fragile Neighborhoods (6/1/04)
05-42 Sustainable Urban Landscapes and Hillsides (11/21/06)
07-02 TC-5-07 – O&I Districts/FAR/Density Limitations (12/4/07)
07-03 Text Change – Prohibit Industrial Facilities in Residential Areas (12/4/07)
07-10 Tree Conservation Ordinance – Proposed Text Changes (1/22/08); Tree Survey (9/2/08)
07-15 TC-1-08 – Building Lot Coverage Within O&I Districts (4/1/08)
07-40 Sedimentation Control Program – Proposed Text Change (11/8/08)
I. 07-41 TC-17-08 – Pawn Shops (12/2/08)
07-42 Chavis Park Carousel (12/2/08)
II. 07-44 Thoroughfare Plan – Crabtree Valley Extension (1/6/09)

The following items were referred from the January 22, 2009 City Council meeting:

III. 07-45 SP-53-08 – Rock Quarry Plaza (1/22/09)

***Council Chamber is Assistive Listening System equipped. Deaf and hearing impaired individuals needing interpreter services should provide 48-hour notice by calling 996-3100 (voice) or 996-3107 (TDD).***

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Preservation NC Presents: The Politics of Historic Districts 2/2/09

Practical Strategies for Historic Preservation
Maintaining Raleigh's unique community character is a hot topic in our city. Reasonable people can disagree about what our priorities ought to be and how best to achieve them, but the public discourse doesn't need to be contentious. Bill Schmickle, author of The Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation, will share his North Carolina-based perspectives on the political dynamics that drive proponents and opponents, especially in public forums, and how best to navigate them.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Please bring your friends and neighbors.

Monday, February 2, 2009

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
2723 Clark Ave, Raleigh NC

Sponsored by Preservation North Carolina.