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...

Raleigh’s Redline Revival

Raleigh’s Redline Revival

Raleigh has revived our nation’s now despised legacy of explicitly race-biased policies aimed at destroying Black neighborhoods.

Rezoning Cases — A Look Behind the Numbers

Rezoning Cases — A Look Behind the Numbers

The graph below comes from a Triangle Business Journal article contending that developers are “flooding” the current council with rezoning requests because they are confident that their requests will be quickly and easily...

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage

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...