Posts Tagged ‘growth’

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…)

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…)

Lineberry Alliance Proposed By-Laws and Founding Meeting

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Last May we posted an update about creating a board of directors and organizing the Lineberry Alliance. Currently, we are just a loose association of neighborhood organizations and HOA groups that collaborate over email, share solutions to neighborhood problems, and connect with each other to swap recommendations, recipes, babysitters, etc. It’s been a few months since you’ve had an update on the organizational efforts. It’s time to share with you a draft of our mission statement, by-laws, and announce our founding meeting to be held on Thursday March 3, 2011. (more…)

New Bus Route Concerns Trailwood Hills

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

As you may be aware, the City of Raleigh recently rerouted the public bus route that serviced our neighborhood, Trailwood Hills. The route now runs through our neighborhood on Trailwood Hills Drive and has several stops in our neighborhood.

There has been much concern over this new route with regard to (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…)

Lineberry Bus Stop Upgrades to a Shelter

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Have you seen the new bus stop on Lineberry Drive? We got some upgrades at the bus stop near Lineberry Drive and Trailwood Drive on CAT route 11 (Avent Ferry route).

Lineberry bus stop

Lineberry bus stop

I was curious about what was going on and what sparked the enhancement from a single bench to a full on shelter and waiting pad. I was able to get up with Aaron Hair, Planner I with the City of Raleigh to get the details. We put Aaron on the hot seat for a quick interview on these upgrades and other Capital Area Transit (CAT) services:

1) What upgrades are happening to the bus stop near Lineberry Drive and Trailwood Drive on CAT route 11 (Avent Ferry route)?

The City of Raleigh is installing a (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

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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…)

NBC17 Highlights Tryon Road Woes

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

“The bridge is the linchpin to this whole discussion and the ball’s really in DOTs court right now,” said Eric J. Lamb, PE, Transportation Services Division Manager for the City of Raleigh Public Works Department in an interview with Charlotte Huffman, NBC17. I mentioned this in my previous post on the Tryon Road expansion project:

“One of my biggest concerns is the orchestration for the Tryon Road project, including the bridge replacement, between all three organizations. [City of Raleigh, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), and North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT)]” – Tryon Road Falls Short in NCDOT Draft Transportation Plan

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

At last weeks Public Works committee meeting (Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at 5pm), Raleigh City Councilors Stephenson and Gaylord listened to (more…)

Tom Murphy to Speak At Sir Walter Raleigh Awards Ceremony

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Sir Walter Raleigh awards

URBAN REVITALIZATION EXPERT TOM MURPHY TO SPEAK AT SIR WALTER RALEIGH AWARDS CEREMONY, OCT. 7

Tom Murphy, three-term mayor of the city of Pittsburgh and a nationally recognized expert on urban revitalization, will be the featured speaker at the 2010 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance.  The City-sponsored award ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Downtown Raleigh. (more…)