...days since Raleigh City Council discontinued Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) with NO REPLACEMENT.
Time until the 2021 Raleigh City Council election:
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Come discuss Livable Raleigh’s activities and community engagement issues, and give your input on critical topics leading up to Raleigh’s 2021 October elections.
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Saturday, January 30, 2021 – 10AM
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Planning Commission votes 8-0 to deny current Downtown South Project and calls for a revised and improved project.
After six weeks of special meetings and intense analysis, the Raleigh Planning Commission found the Downtown South Project, the largest development proposal ever in Raleigh, to be fundamentally inconsistent with Raleigh’s adopted policies for environmental protection,...
Raleigh’s city leaders have a civic duty to create spaces for public dialogue; to encourage and listen to diverse viewpoints; offer honest analysis and synthesis toward recommendations that advocate for the public interest; and act in the public interest, which...
City Council has scheduled a special meeting for the Public Hearing on the Downtown South Project. You have only two days to provide your input into this important discussion. If you would like to send an email to the members of City Council, their email...
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, 12/15 with possible continuation on 12/17. Police Advisory Board meets 12/16. Take surveys about floodplains, Dix Park, and Crabtree Creek Trail Improvements. Five tips to keep leaves out of storm drains.
Good news: The Raleigh Planning Commission voted 8-0 AGAINST Kane Realty’s application for the massive development they’re calling “Downtown South.” The Commission found that John Kane’s bid for a huge up-zoning of his 145-acre site in South Raleigh, with buildings of...
Longtime Raleigh resident, Rachel Wooten, PhD, delivered the following remarks to the Mayor and City Council for public comment Dec 1, 2020 To Mayor Baldwin and Council Members, I have just sent an email to you as a member of ONE Wake. I am following up with a...
As the largest development proposal ever seen in Raleigh, John Kane’s Downtown South Project challenges all the normal processes for judging community impacts and benefits. The political pressure for quick approval is equally off the charts, so much so that the City...
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"...
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,...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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?
Council meets on Tuesday. Conversations continue on Downtown South project. RDU Quarry update from Sierra Club. Police Advisory Board meets. Lots of info on Transit. Weigh in on text changes.
If more people sign up to speak to City Council, Baldwin suggests, that should result in all of them getting less time.