Another housing option?

Another housing option?

After calling Richmond, Boston, Southern California and New Jersey/New York home during a financial services career, Bill Dix arrived in Raleigh 35 years ago. By far the most congenial place they’ve ever lived, he wants to keep it that way. Active for over two decades...

Don’t Gut Zoning Protections for Neighborhoods

Don’t Gut Zoning Protections for Neighborhoods

Raleigh’s zoning laws guided the growth of a city often found at the top of “Best Places to Live” lists. They protect us from inconsiderate neighbors. They give us the confidence to buy a house or sign a lease because we can roughly predict what the surroundings will be like in the future. Let’s continue to offer a variety of environments to call home, including vibrant mixed-use areas and quiet, family-friendly neighborhoods.

5/17/22 City Council Meeting

5/17/22 City Council Meeting

HIGHLIGHTS Councilor Buffkin absent again for all of work session and some of afternoon session (many recent absences seem to coincide with his NC Senate campaign activities, showing his priorities) Several councilors express concerns about lack of transparency and...

January 11, 2022 Council Meeting Highlights

January 11, 2022 Council Meeting Highlights

Safe, Vibrant, and Healthy Communities Council Committee Discussed Z-68-20, but took no action in advance of public hearing on January 18. Many residents spoke very eloquently about their desire that development in this area be guided by the Cameron...

Buffkin says Raleigh’s rezoning process is broken

Buffkin says Raleigh’s rezoning process is broken

On Nov 2, 2021, in a 5-3 vote, Raleigh's City Council approved a contentious zoning case, Z-53-20, located on Lead Mine Road. In a statement, remarkable for its total lack of self awareness, Councilor Partick Buffkin, District A, who represents the affected area, told...

What to do when a rezoning request comes to your neighborhood

What to do when a rezoning request comes to your neighborhood

Did you receive a letter telling you about a neighborhood meeting to discuss a rezoning in your area? Or maybe some of your neighbors told you about an upcoming meeting. Rezoning applicants are required to hold a neighborhood meeting before they can officially submit...