From the City of Raleigh Enewsgram:
PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS INFILL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL
The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday referred a proposed ordinance on neighborhood infill development to the City of Raleigh Planning Commission for review.
If approved, the ordinance, TC-4-08, would streamline the process for neighborhoods to establish a Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zoning District (NCOD). The ordinance would eliminate the creation and adoption of a Neighborhood Plan and replace it with a provision in the zoning code.
The NCOD would establish regulations, called neighborhood built environmental characteristics, for all new construction and expansion in specific neighborhoods. A majority of the property owners would be needed to zone an NCOD in their neighborhood. During the rezoning petition process, no building permits or subdivisions would be approved unless the proposed development complies with the adopted neighborhood regulations.
The ordinance is currently being reviewed by the by the planning commission.