Archive for October, 2010

Get Your Feedback on Tryon Road to NCDOT Nov 8

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

See below for an opportunity to provide NCDOT feedback on why the new prioritization process isn’t working for the Tryon Road expansion and bridge replacement projects. Please participate if you can and sign our petition if you haven’t already.

NCDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PRIORITIZING PROCESS NOV. 8

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is conducting a series of listening session to develop its next version of strategic prioritization, which is being referred to as Prioritization 2.0.

The NCDOT staff is hosting these listening sessions to solicit feedback and input from its planning partners, stakeholders and the public on how to improve the current prioritization process. This feedback is to be used to guide the development of Prioritization 2.0. (more…)

Carolina Pines Halloween Carnival on October 25

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Get the costumes ready and get in the Halloween spirit with the Carolina Pines Halloween carnival on Monday, October 25, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

The carnival is for ages (more…)

Raleigh Honors Landlord, Other Citizens

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the Neighborhood Recognition Awards held at the McKimmon Center last night (October 20, 2010). The awards recipients are selected by each of Raleigh’s Citizens Advisory Councils (CAC). The officers of the 18 Citizens Advisory Councils make up Raleigh Citizens Advisory Council (RCAC).

Each CAC nominates individuals, groups, nonprofits, grassroots organizations, and businesses for the Neighborhood Recognition Awards. Last night was a chance to recognize those individuals, groups, and businesses.

The SouthWest CAC recognized Bill Dumont, a landlord working closely with the Caraleigh community. Mildred Flynn helped me present the award to Bill. He talked about (more…)

Lake Johnson Master Plan to be Amended

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

We previously posted about potential improvements to Athens Drive stadium and the Jaguar booster club gathering support from the public for those improvements to get on the right path. It’s no coincidence that a proposed multi-purpose facility at Lake Johnson Park is slotted for 2012 and the (some say overdue) need for stadium improvements are being brought to the forefront. The addition to Lake Johnson Park and the proposed stadium improvements seem like a win-win to me. In order for all these changes to happen, the park master plan needs to be updated.

I was excited to see the news below about the City of Raleigh approving the Lake Johnson contract to Szostak Design. You may recognize Szostak Design because of the proposed (more…)

Shredding Events October 23 and November 13

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Help prevent identity theft. Get your old documents safely shredded, for free.

This message brought to you on behalf of North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.  Check with local sponsor for event changes.

October 23, 2010

RALEIGH SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
“Secure Your ID” Day
Saturday, October 23rd | 8am-12:30pm
Coastal Federal Credit Union
1000 St. Albans Drive, Raleigh
Local Sponsors: BBB, National Foundation of Credit Counseling

November 13, 2010

CARY SHRED-A-THON (Wake County)
“America Recycles Day” (more…)

Ramsgate Home Looking for Good Owners

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Looking for a home in a great location under $200k? Check out 2141 Ramsgate Street in SouthWest Raleigh. Your new home is about a mile from I-40 and convenient to the Farrners Market,  downtown Raleigh, Lake Johnson Park, Carolina Pines Park, Lake Wheeler, and NC State.  There are shopping opportunities right down the street and close-by in Garner and Cary–you’ll be close to work and play. A strong and active community watch has partnered with the Lineberry Alliance to create a safe, informed, and community-oriented neighborhood.

Looking for a walkable neighborhood? We’ve got great (more…)

Ample Storage Rezoning Goes to Council and Planning Commission

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

You may have heard that Ample Storage is looking to build a new facility on Lake Wheeler Road. At the September 2010 meeting of the SouthWest Citizen Advisory Council (SWCAC) the group supported the rezoning case: “The SWCAC accepted and approved the conditional uses for zoning case Z-21-10 with the expectation that EIFS be removed as a building material on the application. A motion was made, seconded, and the motion passed 8-0 in support of the rezoning.”

Ample Storage

The next step in that process is occurring at a joint meeting of Raleigh City Council and the Planning Commission on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. This will be a public hearing, so all citizens are invited to attend and chime in on this, and other rezoning cases. Details below. (more…)

Citizen Leader Shares 30 Year Legacy

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The City of Raleigh recently highlighted a community leader on raleighnc.gov that’s been on the front lines of activism for over 30 years. The goal: to make Raleigh better.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with this person in the Raleigh community for that last 8 years. I’ve been inspired by this person, I’ve learned from them, and I’ve helped them a time or two. Although she may not like to be recognized publicly too often, Mary Bell Pate deserves a chance to be highlighted as a successful citizen leader in Raleigh and share her wisdom with others. (more…)

Great Schools in Wake Sponsoring Free Public Forum (Oct 16)

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The following announcement is from Great Schools in Wake County,  part of Wake Up Wake County.

This Saturday, October 16. 2010. at the McKimmon Center from 8:00 to 12:30, Great Schools in Wake is sponsoring a free Public Forum. This is your chance to learn about “Costs and Consequences: What’s at Stake for Wake.”

Presenters include former school board member (more…)

Raleigh Neighborhood Recognition Awards

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The Raleigh Citizens Adviosry Council (RCAC) hosts an annual Neighborhood Recognition Awards ceremony. This year, the awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the McKimmon Center on Gorman Street. The evening will begin with a reception starting at 6 pm, followed by an awards ceremony at 7 pm.  The reception includes live jazz music. Friends, family, and neighbors are encouraged to share in the occasion.

During the past meetings of the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC), we selected and voted on (more…)