Posts Tagged ‘lake_wheeler_road’

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


Lake Wheeler Vet Family Day on December 20

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Guest post from Dr. Sandra M. Grant, DVM, Lake Wheeler Veterinary Hospital

Lake Wheeler Veterinary Hospital is hosting a family day/client appreciation day on December 20, 2010 from 9am – 5pm. Bring the pets and your family. There will be a local pet transport company represented, teamworks dog training, and a number of other fun activities. The fire department and police department have been invited to attend.

Critter Coach will be at family day/client appreciation day from 2-5pm.


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…)

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…)

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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Tryon Road and Lake Wheeler Road Funding

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

I’m sure many people are interested in both the Lake Wheeler Road improvements and the Tryon Road, Part C project. The City of Raleigh recently announced the major road projects that are to be included in their 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Both projects made the cut for phase one, which means that funds are being allocated for the projects.

What does that all mean? I’m not sure yet. But I’ve got some research to do, as I’m concerned about the coordination with Tryon Road Part C and the Tryon Road bridge. For now, check out the details for these two projects in our vicinity.


In its adopted Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the City of Raleigh continues its commitment to improving the Capital City’s major streets. (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…)

Exploring Walnut Creek Greenway

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Over the past few weekends, when the weather was a little less hot and humid, I started to explore the Walnut Creek Greenway which runs East-West between I-40 and Tryon Road. There is a new trailhead that now connects to Lake Wheeler Road across from the Farmer’s Market. I was on the trail this past weekend before it got too terribly hot. The Walnut Creek Greenway is a hidden gem for those that haven’t found it yet.

Start your exploration near the Farmer's Market

Start your exploration near the Farmer's Market


PRR-Watch Hosting Community-Wide Yard Sale May 22

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community watch -
Raleigh, NC – The Pleasant Ridge & Ramsgate Community Watch, building a safe and informed family community, is hosting a community-wide yard sale on May 22, 2010 for all the streets in our neighborhood. Yard sale goers can find multiple yard sales off of Lake Wheeler Road and Lineberry Drive on Lawrence Drive, Sierra Drive, Henslowe Drive, Ramsgate Street, and other streets in-between.

Maps will be available at 2004 Sierra Drive for yard sale goers, highlighting the locations having yard sales. (more…)