The Planning Commission begins its review of Raleigh’s new development regulations, the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) draft, on Tuesday, March 13. The Commission will meet weekly for the next 14 weeks, including 3 evening meetings, which will provide more opportunities for public participation. The complete schedule is available here. Each chapter in the schedule is linked to the PDF file for the chapter.
WHAT: Meeting #1, a review of Chapter 1: Introductory Provisions. This chapter describes 8 building types and includes a table showing what building types are allowed in each zoning district.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, immediately after the completion of the regular Planning Commission meeting.…[ Read More → ]
On Tuesday, March 6th at 1:00pm, the Raleigh City Council will vote on whether or not Walk Raleigh will be restored as a pedestrian wayfinding system in downtown Raleigh.
The project has received local, national and international attention, promoting innovation, walking and healthy lifestyles.
We need YOUR HELP to show City Council how supportive the community is for the signs to be re-installed.
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Read the press:
Learn more about the project at Walk-Raleigh.com
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The Wake County Transit Plan is moving through the review process among the county municipalities, including a review with the Raleigh City Council yesterday.
Details of the plan are taking shape since our last update on this blog, so here’s what we know now.
The Wake County Transit Plan has been divided into two parts, with the Core Plan supported by local funding, and the enhanced plan requiring State and Federal funding.
This table shows you the What, When, and Where…
And Why . . .
The Why is fairly obvious given that the City of Raleigh and Wake County will have ANOTHER MILLION PEOPLE moving here in the next 20-25 years, who will compete with existing residents for space on roads and land (housing).
Maybe you’re tempted sometimes to blog about a favorite topic like politics, yoga classes, local artists or cycling routes, but don’t want to commit to writing on a frequent basis. Or perhaps you know a little about local history that’s in danger of being forgotten. The Triangle Wiki is the place where you can share your knowledge.
A resource for “inside knowledge” on the Triangle area.
A “wiki” is just an online, editable web site, developed collaboratively by a community of users, and this wiki focuses on the Triangle area. The goal is to become a resource for “inside knowledge” on the Triangle area. The Triangle has its fair share of successful websites with restaurant reviews, entertainment calendars, etc., but the information isn’t available in one place – and organizers believe there is a lot more to share.…[ Read More → ]
If you missed the DLA mixer last night, you missed the buzz over Matt Tomasulo’s T-Shirts, created especially for us by City Fabric. Having created a signature design based on maps of cities across the US, it’s now our turn to wear our city pride.
It’s not too late!
DLA T-shirts can be ordered through Sunday. The cost is $20 for DLA members, and $25 for all others. (Not a member? Sign up today and get your $5 discount!)
There are two options for ordering:
1. Stop by the SpiritWorks Studio tomorrow (First Friday) from 6-9pm.
- Shirts will be on hand to try on. (FYI my wife found that the women’s ran small, while I thought the men’s were pretty true to size.)
- SpiritWorks is located in the Carter Building in Glenwood South – map it.
Can you believe it has been three years since the DLA formed? We can’t either! We couldn’t have done it without such an active community of residents who care so much about Downtown Raleigh.
Wednesday, Feb 1st
RSVP by noon on Wednesday and we’ll have your name tag and raffle ticket waiting for you.
- $20 for a custom designed t-shirt
- Get the right fit – shirts on hand at our mixer to try on
- Payment by cash or check preferred (credit cards also accepted)
- Shirts should arrive 2-3 weeks later
As we move into the new year, the Downtown Living Advocates would like to build on the mutual goals and relationships that we share with other Downtown organizations.
We’ve got the perfect evening for you
Curious to know what’s happening in your own backyard? Want to get to know more of your neighbors? How about the business owners that drive so many decisions in the downtown area?
Come join other DLA members at the DRA (Downtown Raleigh Alliance) Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 23rd from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Anyone who has traveled by foot, car or bike along Peace Street near the interchange with Capital Boulevard knows the difficulty of navigating this congested area. There’s no question that it’s badly in need of a make over. Good news! There are plans underway to not just fix problems, but to transform this northern end of Downtown Raleigh into an attractive, vibrant place to live, work and play.
What starts with required bridge replacements over Peace Street, ends up driving a huge redevelopment opportunity with a new city park.
Here’s what’s in store.
It all starts with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) replacing the “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete” Peace Street bridge. Built in 1948, the bridge is nearing its useful life, so this action is unavoidable. A public hearing on the bridge replacement project is planned for fall 2012, with construction projected to start in 2016.
Just a little over a month ago we counted up 1,354 apartment units planned on the west end of Downtown, including 550 units in Glenwood South. Read about it here.
This area remains HOT for development, and despite a tight credit market new apartment buildings are getting the green light from banks.
This new surge in Downtown residents is welcomed by all!
Okay, so we love the R-Line for getting around the downtown core, but what if we want to do some real shopping or go to the airport?
Like other downtown residents, you like to avoid getting in your car when you can, so maybe you’ve already considered taking the bus somewhere. But you may assume it isn’t practical or worry you might not get where you want to go on time.
Well, if you were one of the DLA members who attended our transit event two weeks ago, you learned just how easy it is to take the bus. For those who missed our event, here’s the good news.…[ Read More → ]