This Week/Next Week at City Hall – December 16, 2019
Items to note
Items to note
Now that the Umstead Coalition has filed an appeal to the judge’s decision to let the RDU quarry move forward, City Council must decide in January whether to join in on the appeal.
Please write to City Council, sign up to speak at the January 7 Council meeting (you must sign up at least two weeks in advance; not sure how holiday schedules impact the lead time, so best to sign up asap), and contact other elected officials to express your concerns.
At a recent Planning Commission meeting, the developer for the Raven Ridge site introduced new changes to their proposed rezoning. Those changes keep heights at 45 and 60 feet but remove restrictions on the number of stories in a building.
The City Council approved last year the Falls North Small area plan that limits heights to 40 feet. Calling for 60 feet is a 50% increase in the height recommended in the small area plan.
We need appropriate heights that are consistent with the area. 60 and 45 feet are not appropriate and are not consistent with the area. The only way to get appropriate heights is to make this desire known to City Council. We also need certainty by limiting the number of stories per structure to 3 and 4.
So, please write to City Council, attend the hearing when it happens, and spread the word.
The City has purchased biodegradable paper bags for leaf collection that can be picked up by Solid Waste Services. These are available for free to residents. Each resident may pick up a free pack of 5 bags from any of the following locations:
Raleigh Municipal Building – Fourth Floor
Raleigh Central Operations Facility – 2550 Operations Way, off Westinghouse Blvd
Raleigh Northeast Remote Ops Facility – 3224 Spotswood Drive
Raleigh Yard Waste Facility – 900 North New Hope Road
Raleigh Solid Waste Services Facility – 630 Beacon Lake Drive.
This is only a partial listing. Go to RaleighNC.gov to find links to latest meeting agendas and materials and also for updates on meeting cancellations.
All meetings are held at Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, unless otherwise noted.
7pm – Midtown CAC, Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, NOTE that Five Points CAC members have been invited to join the meeting. Agenda includes
Z-41-19: NW corner of W. Millbrook Rd and North Hills Dr
Stormwater Engineering: 2020 plan for structural maintenance of the dam for Cooper Pond in Eastgate Park
Vote to enable regular joint meetings with Five Points CAC
Check out the future of Capital Boulevard (please submit comments by December 31)
Fisher Street Park community input survey (please submit by December 20)
Raleigh BRT: Equitable Development around Transit