Single-Family Zoning is not Exclusionary nor is it Discriminatory

Single-Family Zoning is not Exclusionary nor is it Discriminatory

Missing-Middle development grants serious money-making potential to developers, while single-family neighborhoods get nothing in return. Developers need to give something back, and the previous City Councilors — especially those who were re-elected, should logically support a strong inclusionary ordinance.

November 1, 2022 City Council Meeting

November 1, 2022 City Council Meeting

HIGHLIGHTS Many public hearings scheduled for November 15 afternoon meeting despite a question about whether mailed notice would arrive in time and despite Councilor Cox bringing up concerns about it being difficult for members of the public to attend afternoon...

Silencing Raleigh’s Neighborhoods

Silencing Raleigh’s Neighborhoods

The council must have a procedure which contains advance public notice, public opportunity to respond, and a required city procedure for neighborhood preservation and respect for existing neighborhood architecture.

Will missing middle housing be affordable?

Will missing middle housing be affordable?

Former Planning Commission Chair Bob Mulder highlights the need to improve Raleigh’s missing middle housing rules. Focusing debates on criticisms of pro and con stakeholders only diverts attention from what we all (except the greediest) agree on: Adding density in the right places is good, but the missing middle rules should be improved – with a more open, public engagement process about how to actually retain, replace and produce housing that’s affordable to current working families and households.

What’s really Missing from Raleigh’s Missing Middle policy?

What’s really Missing from Raleigh’s Missing Middle policy?

City Council will hold a public hearing on Missing Middle policy updates on Tuesday, May 10th. So, we are re-running this blog from the first round of policy. Let's see if they fill in any of the missing pieces this time around. There has been a lot of talk about...

Tiny homes coming to Raleigh and it’s a “Bait & Switch”

Tiny homes coming to Raleigh and it’s a “Bait & Switch”

In December 2021 Mayor Baldwin and City Council approved "Tiny Homes" in Raleigh saying these would be one more method to build affordable housing and fight homelessness. Well, the first homes are coming and they will NOT be used for affordable housing after all....