Posts Tagged ‘mitch silver’

October is National Community Planning Month

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

National planning month

Come and Join the Celebration
This event is an annual opportunity to highlight the many benefits of good planning and the essential role of planning in creating communities of lasting value. This year the City of Raleigh will celebrate 60 years of its planning legacy.

The City of Raleigh and the Planning Department invite you to a reception honoring (more…)

Front Yard Parking Making Tracks in Comp Planning

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Text Change TC-7-09, Front Yard Parking (FYP) for single family detached dwellings is on the Comprehensive Planning Committee agenda this week. The meeting is on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm in Room 201, City Council Chambers, at 222 West Hargett Street.

The latest issue being looked at is how homes fronting on thoroughfare roads might be impacted. Planning Director Mitch Silver brought up this topic at last month’s meeting. This will probably be the bulk of the talk at this meeting. Past meetings that I’ve attended have seen support from citizens around the city, with only a few people speaking in opposition to the text change. My opinion is that most citizens would support this text change to improve quality of life issues in their neighborhoods. (more…)

DDNA Meeting Notes February 2010

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

District D Neighborhood Alliance meeting held on February 20, 2010 at the Wade Avenue Whole Foods community room. Phil Poe provided a thorough and insightful update of the ongoing UDO (Uniform Development Ordinance) process.

The New Development Code DIAGNOSTIC & APPROACH REPORT was issued February 1, 2010.  Those present at the meeting agreed to divide up the report into chapters for analysis. (more…)

DDNA Meeting Notes January 2010

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Over 30 citizens from around District D joined on January 16, 2010 for the first meeting in 2010 of the District D Neighborhood Alliance (DDNA). On the agenda, the UDO (Unified Development Ordinance) with special guests Mitchell Silver and Christine Darges.

Handout: FAQs
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5 Questions with Mitchell Silver and Ken Bowers for Raleigh planning in 2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

With the new year starting, I thought it was a good time to find out what’s going on at Raleigh’s Department of City Planning for 2010. Lots of folks spent countless hours on the 2030 Comprehensive Plan last year and Raleigh’s New Development Code is ramping up. I sent Mitchell Silver, Director, Department of City Planning & Urban Design Center and Ken Bowers, Deputy Director, Department of City Planning the following questions to see what’s on tap for 2010.

1) Why is Raleigh’s New Development Code so important?

Planning and development regulations should be regularly reviewed and updated due to such things as new development trends and new environmental legislation. Although the City’s Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations have been (more…)

Notifications for Subdivisions, Variances Changing

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Interesting changes coming from the Legislature that impact how new subdivisions, site plans, and variances need to notify more citizens. Currently, this does not look to impact the rezoning notification process.

Legislation Changes How N.C. Cities Consider Development Plans

The North Carolina General Assembly has approved legislation that changes the way Raleigh and other municipalities in the state consider subdivision plans, site plans and variances.

At its Nov. 3 meeting, the Raleigh City Council authorized City Attorney Thomas McCormick and City Planning Director Mitchell Silver to draft a text change that will bring the City’s policies into compliance with the new state law. The proposed text change will be presented to the City Council for its consideration. (more…)

DDNA Meeting Notes October 2009

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Over 30 people attended the monthly meeting of the District D Neighborhood Alliance (DDNA) on the morning of October 17, 2009. After introductions, we talked about who we would like to have as special guests for future meetings. Upcoming guests include Captain Perry, Tom Stafford, and Kristen Rosselli. The group reviewed some upcoming items for City Council, had introductions from the Downtown Living Advocates, Renaissance Park neighborhood, and member announcements.

The November meeting for DDNA will be held at Renaissance Park. Elizabeth Byrd to coordinate pot luck breakfast. (more…)

Hatem & Kane Call for Bold Leadership

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

On Thursday, July 2, 2009, Emerging Tar Heel Leaders and WakeUP Wake County hosted a forum on “Growth and Development in the Triangle” at Sitti in downtown Raleigh. The expectations 40-50 people blossomed into over 100 folks, and the forum was moved into the courtyard outside. Panelists included Greg Hatem of Empire Properties, John Kane of Kane Realty, Mitch Silver, City of Raleigh Planning Director, and Melanie Wilson, former Wake County Planning Director. Each panelists provided their perspective on numerous growth issues. The message was clear from Hatem and Kane – if the growth issues we are talking about today are to be handled with a planned, sustainable approach, we need strong, bold leaders to start making wise decisions that aren’t being made today.

Hatem mentioned that developers like Kane and himself have local interests and want to see Raleigh succeed as our capital city and become a better place for all citizens. (more…)