Livable Raleigh is a diverse group of your neighbors who love our city as you do, and who care about quality of life for every resident and all of our neighborhoods. We believe healthy, vibrant neighborhoods are the essential building blocks for Raleigh to be both bigger and better in the future. As we grow, we should lead the nation in equitable and sustainable development practices.
We therefore advocate that our growth be managed to achieve the following goals:
Sign up by 5pm Friday, 12/4, to speak at the 12/8 Planning Commission meeting on Downtown South. Sign up by 5pm Friday, 12/11, to speak at the public hearing on Downtown South which will be held as a special meeting on Tuesday, December 15. Central CAC meets on 12/7. Hillsborough-Wade CAC meets on 12/8. RWCA discusses Downtown South on Monday. OneWake discusses Downtown South on Tuesday.
Baldwin & Council majority set surprise Dec. 15 public hearing on Kane’s “Downtown South” scheme: Fast-track to approval?
The Planning Commission is still looking at it, and City Council was not scheduled to meet again until January. You know, “Deck the Halls?” Until, that is, Mayor Baldwin and her band of Council followers stepped in to fast-track developer John Kane’s “Downtown South” scheme. Suddenly, as the result of their 7-1 vote on Tuesday, Council will hold an extraordinary
Jane Harrison, Ph.D., works at North Carolina State University for NOAAs Sea Grant program. She has a 20-year track record of community organizing. Jane is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh which belongs to ONE Wake – a multiethnic coalition of faith-based and civic organizations that advocates for affordable housing, living wage jobs, and quality education. She
Until Kane pitched his “New Downtown” scheme, the City showed smaller-scale “Transit-Oriented Development” on South Wilmington Street — because it’s a future Bus Rapid Transit corridor.
The Wake County Housing Justice Coalition gives voice to Raleigh residents threatened by a perfect storm of pandemic-magnified racial, environmental and economic injustices
Kudos to the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition (WCHJC) for their Virtual Public Forum on November 23, lifting the voices of those who would be most impacted by John Kane‘s Downtown South project. With the decline in local, independent investigative news reporting, the Coalition has stepped into the role of giving voice to Raleigh residents threatened by a perfect storm
Council’s last regularly scheduled meeting for 2020 is Tuesday, December 1. Sign up by 5pm Friday, 11/27, if you want to make public comments or speak at a public hearing. Public hearings of particular interest include Midtown-St. Albans Plan and TC-4-20, Infill Setbacks and Height.