Posts Tagged ‘planning’

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…)

Lake Johnson Master Plan to be Amended

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

We previously posted about potential improvements to Athens Drive stadium and the Jaguar booster club gathering support from the public for those improvements to get on the right path. It’s no coincidence that a proposed multi-purpose facility at Lake Johnson Park is slotted for 2012 and the (some say overdue) need for stadium improvements are being brought to the forefront. The addition to Lake Johnson Park and the proposed stadium improvements seem like a win-win to me. In order for all these changes to happen, the park master plan needs to be updated.

I was excited to see the news below about the City of Raleigh approving the Lake Johnson contract to Szostak Design. You may recognize Szostak Design because of the proposed (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…)

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…)

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…)

SWCAC Supports Rezoning Case Z-21-10

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Last Monday, September 13, 2010, the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) held their monthly meeting. Over 20 attendees got an update from Raleigh Parks & Recreations, including a short recap on the future renovations to Carolina Pines, our meeting place. Then we welcomed Captain Neimann, the new South West Raleigh Police Department (RPD) district commander. He gave a brief introduction, provided some calls stats, and took questions. Some of the stats included 54 noise / party calls and 18 break-ins. Some progress was made on the break-ins. One person was arrested and they were tied to at least four cases. Additional progress is being made on the break-ins.

Attendees also heard from (more…)

City Planning Hosting Another Workshop on Transitions

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

One of the big topics that came up during the review of Raleigh’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan was transitions–how one land use transitions to another type. An initial workshop was held in June, but this is an important topic. So big, it’s worthy of another session. See the information below on the next workshop and why you should participate.

Help define how Raleigh transitions land uses

Help define how Raleigh transitions land uses

Raleigh’s New Development Code

The City of Raleigh is in the process of updating its development regulations.  The City Council has authorized a second community workshop on the topic of TRANSITIONS, to be held on September 1, from 6-8 pm at the Urban Design Center, located at (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…)

Advocates Educate on Sharrows (Additional Resources)

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

We talked last week about Sharrows Coming to Raleigh. This week, we’ve discovered additional information and a few resources that are helping to education both cyclists and motorist about sharrows. In fact, the paint is drying as you read this, in some area’s of the Triangle.

An article posted on the Go Traingle Wordpess blog,  Ride this way! Sharrows popping up in Raleigh and Cary! tells us about the criteria on where sharrows can be placed: (more…)

Text Change TC-3-10 Approved, Pedestrian Access

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The following information provided by the City of Raleigh

Text change TC-3-10 has been approved.  TC-3-10 rewrites City Code Section 10-2091, Pedestrian Access.  The regulations update the City’s Zoning Code to comply with the recently adopted NC State Building Code legislation on ADA accessibility; and incorporates several recommended policies found in the Land Use, Environmental and Transportation Elements of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

These new regulations are effective for all new site plans submitted on or after (more…)