Posts Tagged ‘carolina_pines’

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…)

Neighbors collaborate on changed CAT routes

Monday, February 14th, 2011


On January 31, 2011, a group of about 20 neighbors met at Carolina Pines Community Park to discuss recent changes to CAT bus routes 11 and 7c. The routes were changed at the beginning of the year and are having a negative impact on the Trailwood Hills community according to neighbors who live on Trailwood Hills Drive. (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…)

Lake Wheeler Road Improvements on CAMPO’s List

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

$2.1 million being pumped into the Lake Wheeler Road corridor? Am I reading this right?

This news is back from October 19, but relevant to our area. Neighbors have been asking for pedestrian improvements to the Lake Wheeler Road corridor for years, but we keep hitting road blocks. Some believe that the lack of a master plan for the road is one problem. Long-term plans have included a 5-lane option, a 4-lane with a median option, and even a 3-lane option for road expansion.

The requests and dialog that I’ve seen go to City Council haven’t focused on expanding the road so that our neighbors to the South can get to downtown and I-40 faster–we’ve been asking for sidewalks and crosswalks. Have you tried to walk to Carolina Pines Park from our neighborhoods? Good luck crossing Lake Wheeler Road.

Lake Wheeler Road

Lake Wheeler Road


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…)

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 Coming to Lake Wheeler Road?

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Ample StorageAt tonight’s South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) meeting, one of the main topics is the rezoning case Z-21-10 [PDF]. The rezoning is on the corner of Lake Wheeler Road and Kirkland Drive, and based on last month’s presentation, a vote in support could take place during the meeting. The petitioners want to put an Ample Storage facility on the site. This could be the type of development that kick starts the right kind of growth that the Lake Wheeler corridor has been missing for the last few years. There are no guarantees about what development will go on a rezoned property.

Would you vote in favor of rezoning Z-21-10?

  • no (50%, 2 Votes)
  • yes (50%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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Call for Neighborhood Recognition Award Nominations

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Do you know an unsung hero that’s making our community a better place to live? At the September 2010 meeting of the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC), Monday, September 13, 2010 – 7pm at Carolina Pines community center , attendee’s will have the opportunity to vote on the Neighborhood Recognition Awards. At the August meeting, we discussed the topic and had a few suggestions from the audience.

If you have an individual, business, or institution that meet the criteria below, inside the SWCAC boundaries, please consider nominating them. Contact the SWCAC Chair (more…)

The New Design for Carolina Pines Community Center

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Carolina Pines Community Center Proposed Renovation Design

Carolina Pines design plans

Carolina Pines design plans

About 15 citizens met on August 10, 2010 at Carolina Pines Community Center to see the unveiling of the proposed renovations and additions to the community center facilities to start construction in early 2011. Lynn Sullivan, Project Manager from Raleigh Parks & Rec, introduced the project team from New City Design and provided a brief overview of the project and budget.

The project scope and priorities include adding (more…)

SWCAC Recap June 2010

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

There were about 20 folks who attended the monthly South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) meeting on June 14, 2010. We had a variety of topics and speakers attend the meeting to provide updates. Before we adjourned, we decided that we would trade our July meeting for a community meal. We will grill some hamburgers and hot dogs at the pavilion at Carolina Pines and ask that folks attending bring a side dish. More information to come in the July newsletter.

Officer Upchurch provided updates from the Raleigh Police Department (RPD). Top items included 63 animals calls and several residential break-ins. Officer Upchurch reminded us to lock the doors and windows to your home. (more…)