City Hall – Week of February 3, 2020
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.
- News of interest
- What to look for in upcoming meetings
- Meeting calendar and agendas
- Surveys – several new opportunities to share your opinion
News of interest
- At the Safe, Vibrant, and Healthy Communities Committee meeting on 1/28, staff presented information from the Residential Infill study. The Homebuilders Association has petitioned for immediate changes to simplify height measurement methodology and revisit and simplify front setback methodology. Staff suggested further evaluation of tree preservation incentives, strategies to link land-use objectives, affordable housing objectives, and approaches to infill, as well as evaluating adjustments to requirements for grading, fill, retaining walls, setbacks, buffers, and stormwater management. It’s important that members of the public weigh in as these issues move forward so that all stakeholders, and not just the development community, have an opportunity to influence any changes to the UDO. The Committee also discussed changes in short-term rental regulations.
- At the Growth & Natural Resources Committee meeting on 1/28, the emphasis seemed to be on finishing up as quickly as possible. Chair Nicole Stewart shut off discussion by Councilor Cox on the Brentwood Sewer Project and did not allow members of the public to speak. The Committee decided to make no recommendations with regard to the NCOD process, but in a split vote (David Cox being the lone dissenter) will recommend to council that maximum heights be increased for four and five-story buildings.
- Apparently a telephone survey is being conducted asking about upcoming bonds, including $50M for Affordable Housing, $125M for parks, and $100M for Dix Park Master Plan. Seems priorities are out of whack when the proposal potentially is to give more than four times as much money to parks as to affordable housing. If you get a phone call, please express your concerns.
- Link to City Manager’s Weekly Report: https://raleighnc.gov/services/government/city-managers-weekly-report
What to look for in upcoming meetings
- Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes an update on a Police Oversight Review Board, a staff presentation on Regulatory Strategies for Housing Affordability and Choice, a presentation on 2019 Crime Data, recommendations from the Growth & Natural Resources Committee on NCODs and increasing building height, and public hearings on several rezonings including Old Towne, Raven Ridge, Strickland Road, and Capital Boulevard
- Remember that you can sign up to speak up to one hour before the Council meeting starts: https://raleighnc.gov/services/government/petition-address-city-council
- 6pm – Blue Ridge Road Bike & Pedestrian Improvements, Laurel Hills Park, 3808 Edwards Mill Road
- 7pm – Central CAC, Top Greene Community Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, agenda includes
- Wake BRT: Southern Corridor Kick-off
- John Chavis Memorial Park Art Update and Discussion
- Nominating Committee Report
- 11am – Transit Authority Route Committee
- 1pm – City Council, agenda includes
- Set a hearing for Rezoning Z-32-19 Sunnybrook Road, east side between its intersections with Carl Sandburg Court and Sungate Boulevard
- Set a hearing for Rezoning Z-36-19 Poole Road, located in the northwest quadrant of the Poole Road and New Hope Road intersection
- Police Oversight Review Board - Update
- Regulatory Strategies for Housing Affordability and Choice: Quick Fixes and Bigger Steps
- 2019 Crime Data Presentation
- Sidewalk Petition - Rembert Drive-B
- Annual Work Plan of the Historic Resources and Museum Program Advisory Board
- Brentwood Estates Sewer Improvements Project
- NCOD Process
- TC-13-19 - Building Height -Four/Five Stories
- 7pm – City Council, agenda includes
- Utility Extension Agreement - 840 Creedmoor Road and 5901 Jeffreys Grove School Road
- 2018 Traffic Calming Projects
- Petition Annexations- Contiguous- Inside ETJ
- Text Change Zoning Conditions: TCZ-4-19/Olde Towne Development
- Rezoning Z-15-16: Raven Ridge Road Planned Development (PD). At the eastern quadrant of the intersection of Raven Ridge Road and Falls of Neuse Road (North CAC)
- Rezoning Z-6-19: Davie, Harrington, Martin, and West, located in the block bounded by the titular streets.
- Rezoning Z-23-19: 13051 & 13055 Strickland Road (Northwest CAC)
- Rezoning Z-30-19: Louisburg Rd & Kyle Dr. On the east side of Louisburg Road, approximately 1,100 feet south of its intersection with Spring Forest Road and Kyle Drive (Northeast CAC).
- Rezoning Z-33-19: 951, 1001 Corporate Center Drive, north of its intersection with Chapel Hill Road (West CAC)
- Rezoning Z-34-19: 2920 Glenridge Drive, on its east side, north of Highwoods Boulevard (Atlantic CAC)
- Rezoning Z-35-19: 2815 Capital Blvd, on its north side, east of Highwoods Blvd (Atlantic CAC)
- Rezoning Z-42-19: 5709, 5712, & 5716 Norcrest St, at its north end, 500 feet north of W. Millbrook Rd (North CAC)
- 3:30pm – Raleigh Transit Authority Finance and Policy Committee
- 10am – CAMPO Technical Coordinating Committee, 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 203
- 11am – Transit Authority Marketing Committee
- 3pm – Stormwater Management Advisory Commission
- 4pm – Art, Education, and Collections Committee
- 4:30pm – City of Raleigh Appearance Commission
- 6pm – Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board – Special Meeting, Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road
Public Comment Opportunity for Future NCDOT Projects in Division 5
NCDOT has a public comment opportunity for you to give input on what transportation projects you'd like to see in the near future. On Feb. 4-6, Division 5 will host open houses at the division office. You also can submit comments online now through Feb. 28. Details: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2020/Public-Comment-Opportunity-for-Future-NCDOT-Projects.aspx
2021 Wake Transit Plan – information and comment opportunity
Now through February 29.
Dix Park Conservancy Survey
New Bus Shelter Survey
Per the City of Raleigh, the custom shelters cost an estimated $8300 each. Standard shelters cost an estimated $4700 each.
Student survey regarding CAC effectiveness
Downtown North-South Bicycle Facility survey
Through noon on February 3