Archive for the ‘SWCAC’ Category

Boundaries Changing for Citizen Groups

Friday, February 25th, 2011

CAC map

It’s no secret that the City of Raleigh is growing—and South west Raleigh is a great place to live and a great place for citizen involvement.

One way for citizens to get involved is to participate in their local Citizens Advisory Council (CAC). There are 18 CAC’s for the entire city, and for some, there are changes on the horizon. (more…)

Wheeler Park Community Getting Organized

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Wheeler Park

Image courtesy Google Maps

The Wheeler Park Community/Neighborhood will host an organizational meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2011. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and will be at Carolina Pines Park in the large meeting room. The purpose of this meeting is  to address several topics and concerns.  The following are some of the identified topics/concerns: (more…)

South West Citizens Discuss Food Lion Carts, CAT Buses

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

There is a meeting of the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) on, February 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road.

Not sure if you live (more…)

How Long Will Carolina Pines Avenue be Closed?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I was wondering what was taking so long with the Carolina Pines Avenue closure/detour. It has caused the city bus to reroute as well as school buses to have to reroute—and it seemed like the project was taking way longer than any of the other road projects around here. So I wrote the city and got a very nice response and an address for updates to progress. (more…)

Two Milestones for Tryon Road at City Council

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Tryon Road (SR 1009), between Lake Wheeler Road and US 70-401, is in desperate need of repair, widening, and realignment, to better serve the south west Raleigh community. In 2010 several groups in south west Raleigh have worked diligently in advocating for road updates, improvements and ultimately the realignment of Tryon Road and the replacement of Bridge 259. Advocates have been in front of the city council numerous times and several councilors and city staff have supported our efforts with a tremendous response to the needs in our community.

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

The next City Council meeting planned for January 4, 2011 contains (more…)

Scaling Back in 2011

Monday, December 20th, 2010

The following message was sent to the Lineberry Alliance list on 12.20.10. I must say thanks who have helped make the Lineberry Alliance what it is today and also to those that will take it to the next level.

Hi neighbors,

I wanted to send this note to you before the holidays got into full swing. In 2011, I plan on scaling back my participation in the Lineberry Alliance. I’m very proud of the work we’ve done so far. We’ve figured out that if our neighborhoods can work together and share successes & challenges, that we can make our part of the world a better place.

I have a project that looks really fun and is an opportunity for me help make the larger area we live in more recognized. (more…)

SWCAC Looking to 2011

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The SouthWest Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) starting looking forward to 2011, eyeing goals for the new year, at their monthly meeting on Monday, December 13, 2010. This month, we hosted our friends from the West CAC to discuss items of interest to both groups. The agenda included the usual parks report and Raleigh Police Department (RPD) call log with joint CAC items for boundary discussions and rezoning case Z-1-11.

Toward the end of the meeting, SWCAC attendees discussed goals for 2011 that included an awareness campaign to target neighborhoods currently not active in the CAC and getting more businesses involved with the CAC. More details on this a little later. About 25 residents from both the West CAC and SWCAC gathered to discuss the topics. (more…)

Streetscape Gets Green Light from Council

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Over the past few months, the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) had representatives from OBS Landscape Architects present at our meetings. They were there to gather input, feedback, and show us the ideas for streetscape projects on Fayetteville Street and Wilmington Street. We even got some of the business owners involved.

The streetscape concepts were (more…)

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…)