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:
Raleigh’s Comprehensive Plan makes a clear commitment to sustainability and focuses on the “interdependent relationships of environmental stewardship, economic strength and social integrity.” It emphasizes the provision of economic and housing opportunities for all segments of the population in all areas of the city… including “aging in place.” It strongly promotes protection, restoration and preservation of the environment and existing neighborhoods; “of careful infill development that complements existing character and responds to natural features” … “the conservation of urban, suburban and native forests” … “preserving its natural landscapes” … “wildlife and habitat protection” and on and on.
THE MEETING IS ON ZOOM AND IS OPEN TO EVERYONE, FREE OF CHARGE. TO ATTEND, REGISTER RIGHT HERE: WCHJC FORUM. Meeting time is 7 pm Monday November 23 Two fundamental things have been missing from John Kane’s Downtown South project since its inception. One is an actual plan — any plan — for what the project is supposed to be
Before taking a break for the Thanksgiving holidays, please pay attention to what’s happening with the Downtown South project. Meetings on Monday night and Tuesday. Let’s work together to make sure enough time is allowed for community engagement, community benefit conditions, and management of stormwater issues in a vulnerable area.
Dear Friends of Livable Raleigh, Earlier this week I sent a Call To Action message to everyone on our Livable Raleigh mailing list in regards to the proposed Downtown South project. You may have read about the project in recent stories here. The Downtown South Project is on a fast track to be approved within the next few weeks. If
Now that voters have passed an affordable housing bond in Raleigh, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and remain engaged. Here are recommendations from the Wake County Housing Justice Coalition’s Yolanda Taylor for a plan forward towards ensuring that Raleigh grows as an equitable city. An equitable city is one with people of diverse cultures, races and incomes and
Planning Commissioner Nicole Bennett nails what’s missing in Kane’s “Downtown South” scheme: The Public Interest.
The public interest, Bennett says, must take into account the people and communities that will feel the impact of what is built. Will they see any benefits? Or only the negative consequences?