Archive for July, 2010
Major Implications for Downtown
Key streets could be permanently closed.
BE SURE TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPLICATIONS FOR DOWNTOWN! JULY 26TH, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER
Our DLA Recommendations:
- Downtown-wide quiet zones at all rail crossings
- Trains entering/exiting Downtown to travel along west side of Capital Boulevard (Norfolk Southern Tracks)
- Tunneling the tracks at Jones Street and parallel to Glenwood South, so as to permit Jones Street to remain open
Raleigh’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan recognizes the importance of developing urban centers as a critical element for the sustainable growth of our city, identifying street connectivity, pedestrian and bicycle access as specific needs to be addressed.…[ Read More → ]
Is your car is gathering dust in a Downtown parking garage because you use it so occasionally?
Go ahead! Dump the extra car, put that cost to much better use and start car sharing!
Though car sharing programs normally begin when big businesses or universities get involved, (offering their cars when available to nearby residents as a way to offset their costs), the DLA recognized the benefit for residents, so we decided to take it upon ourselves to get things going and went about finding a sponsor.
And, we did it – car sharing in Downtown Raleigh starts today!…[ Read More → ]
The kickoff public meeting for the Capital Blvd Corridor Study was held on June 24th with over 200 people in attendance, most of whom either lived in, operated businesses, or owned property in the immediate area. The intent of this study is to reinvent this northern corridor to Downtown Raleigh and design a plan on how to redevelop this area from the near to long-term.
Following an overview of the study, participants broke into groups (8-10 people) and discussed four main topics that the Planning Department wanted to make sure it captured through public involvement:
1) Did the study boundary include all of the areas that should be under consideration for redevelopment, or were any left out?…
If you haven’t joined us for one of our general meetings or mixers, you may wonder who you’d find at one of these gatherings. The answer is anyone living, working or supporting Downtown Raleigh, from any of ten neighborhoods and ranging in age from 20 to 55+. Here are some of our statistics:
This chart breaks down our membership by major area or district.