by T N | Jun 8, 2023 | Blog
As more and more people from across all sectors and neighborhoods discover how the Missing Middle, and its various iterations, is dangerous to their wallets and single-family neighborhoods they are rising up to challenge the base thinking.
by T N | Jun 6, 2023 | Blog
Intentional or not, staff’s interpretations of the Comp Plan and Missing Middle rules are not promoting affordability. Instead they promote the destruction of existing affordable units in favor of market rate and luxury units that drive up land and housing costs. Over 4,000 units lost each year according to the city’s own data, making Raleigh’s affordable housing crisis worse, not better.
by S M | Jun 6, 2023 | BlogJune 6 City Council Meetings HIGHLIGHTS Several councilors asked that rezoning case schedules be managed to limit the number at each meeting so that each case receives appropriate time and attention. Planning staff will come back with schedule suggestions. Unanimously...
by T N | Jun 5, 2023 | Blog
You may be creating more density for increased ridership for public transit but you are destroying the reason that people continue to live in a City of deep, rich culture and historic heritage. Let’s not lose our past and present character while making room for a ridership that may never develop, especially if it does not provide for the housing needs for the population that actually depends on public transit for their livelihood.
by T N | May 24, 2023 | Blog
Please tell our Planning Department to stop dedicating staff time to demolishing our historic neighborhoods, and instead work on redeveloping these parking lots. I’ll bet Planning staff would rather be doing that anyway!
by T N | May 16, 2023 | Blog
Let’s just stop doing the things that will require more apologies and reparations. Let’s stop demolishing our historic black neighborhoods.
by T N | May 12, 2023 | Blog
You should apply the Frequent Transit Area text changes to only New Bern Avenue, and be very cautious that the TOD not destroy NOAH for citizens making as low as 30 percent AMI without taking responsibility for replacing it.
by T N | May 11, 2023 | Blog
May 4, 2023, SECAC held our first in person meeting since covid and it was a packed house. The interest is still there and CAC’s are needed. Why? Because it keeps you connected with City, RPD, Wake County Sheriff and everything that’s happening in y(OUR) community.
by T N | May 10, 2023 | Blog
There are a lot of attacks on democracy, freedom, and human rights that are coming out of the General Assembly these days. Attacks on reproductive health care (including abortion), trans youth, fair elections, education, etc. What are you as our elected City Council going to do to resist this acceleration into fascism that is happening in the state?
by T N | May 10, 2023 | Blog
There has been no discussion about the potential negative impact of these zoning changes on generational wealth in Southeast Raleigh. Please consider these factors as you assess whether the TOD is ready to move forward. My observations as a Planner and my gut instincts say that it is far from ready to fly.