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  • City Calendar
  • News You Can Use
  • Covid-19 info
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Take Action!

  • Provide your input on Durant Nature Preserve Upper Lake
  • Floodplain Regulations Text Change (TC-16-20) — provide your feedback by January 14, 2021
  • Take the survey on Proposed Floodplain Regulations by January 31

City Calendar 

  • The meetings listed below appear on the City’s Events Calendar at
  • Virtual meetings are broadcast live on RTN11, on the City’s website  or at the City’s Youtube channel
  • To participate in some meetings, you must sign up in advance.
  • Check for latest calendar updates, agendas, and information on participating in virtual meetings.

Friday, January 8

Monday, January 11

  • 8am — Study Group on Council Terms/Salaries and Voter Engagement/Participation, Join Zoom Meeting
  • 1pm — Board of Adjustment, agenda includes
    • BOA-0002-2020: 2204 Oxford Hills Dr
    • BOA-0062-2020: 3663 Durwood Ln
    • BOA-0069-2020: 4800 Duraleigh Rd
    • BOA-0071-2020: 1200 & 1198 Partin Rd., 901, 1001, 1005 & 1009 Freedom Dr., and 4524, 4702, 4704 & 4710 New Bern Ave.
    • BOA-0065-2020: 1400 Ravenhurst Drive
    • BOA-0067-2020: 4113 Pearl Road
    • BOA-0068-2020: 2213 Sanderford Road
  • 4pm — Greenway Committee
  • 5pm — Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Pedestrian Planning Committee, contact for link information, agenda includes discussion of Shared Streets Program
  • 6pm — Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Virtual meeting via WebEx, agenda includes
    • 2021 Resurfacings With Bike Facilites
    • Bike and Walk Friendly Status from 2020
  • 7pm — Five Points CAC, Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting, agenda includes
    • Police Report
    • Downtown South Rezoning and Request for Incentive Grant
    • Area Plan Request for Wake Forest Road, Whitaker Mill Road, Atlantic Ave, Hodges
    • Z-22-20 (MP-1-20); Awaiting applicant response to staff review (11-24-20); Neighborhood meeting 1-6-21
    • Z-27-20 PC TBD; must appear at PC by 2-1-21; Neighborhood meeting 1-6-21; Industrial Dr and Front St
    • PASR-0009-2020 Fifth Third Bank at Five Points/ 1641 Glenwood Av/ general
    • ASR-0063-2020 1428 Gavin St/ 1428 Gavin St/ business
    • Discussion of potential future CAC meeting topics – if there is time
  • 7pm — Southwest Raleigh Community Engagement meeting, join via Zoom or watch on Facebook, agenda includes
    • Welcome & Introductions
    • Police Report & Community Crime Prevention
    • Projects in the Southwest
    • Maywood Sidewalk Project [Link] at Farmers Market. Status from City DOT
    • Carolina Pines Sidewalk Project
    • Dix Edge Study Progress Report
    • Atlas Stark Project [Link]
    • Current Zoning Requests
    • RenPark Tract B
    • Downtown South – What we know and don’t know.
    • Open Comments & Questions
    • Closing

Tuesday, January 12

  • 9am — Planning Commission, Virtual meetings are broadcast live on RTN11, on the City’s website  or at the City’s Youtube channel, agenda includes
    • Rezoning Z-28-20: Glenwood Avenue, the western portion of the block bounded by Glenwood Avenue, Tucker Street, North Street, and West Street (District D)
    • Rezoning Z-34-20 8601 & 8705 Louisburg Road, at the northeast corner of its intersection with Forestville Road (District B)
    • Rezoning Z-43-20 Trailwood Drive, southwest of its intersection with Avent Ferry Road (District D)
    • Rezoning Z-45-20 Buffaloe and New Hope, located in the southeast quadrant of the titular streets (District B)
    • Rezoning Z-46-20: 6104, 6108, 6112, 6116, 6120, 6124 Creedmoor Rd, approximately 300 feet south of the intersection with Jeffreys Grove School Rd (District A)
    • Rezoning Z-50-20 Pleasant Grove Church Road, 150′ east of Wooden Shoe Lane (District E)
    • Rezoning Text Change TCZ-2-20 The Lakes, both sides of The Lakes Drive south of Sandy Forks Road (District A)
    • Text Change: TC-18-20 City Council Quasi-Judicial Matters
  • 4pm — City Council work session, Virtual meetings are broadcast live on RTN11, on the City’s website  or at the City’s Youtube channel, agenda includes
    • Community engagement update
    • Housing Bond update
  • 4pm — RHDC Nominations Committee
  • 6pm — Virtual Q & A Session for Durant Nature Preserve Upper Lake, participate

Wednesday, January 13

  • 10:30am — COVID-19: PPP-2 Small Business Webinar, Register
  • 12n — Substance Use Advisory Commission
  • 4pm — Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Community Outreach Committee, contact

Thursday, January 14

  • 1pm — Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Policy Committee, contact
  • 3:30pm — Raleigh Transit Authority, Virtual meetings are broadcast live on RTN11, on the City’s website  or at the City’s Youtube channel
  • 5pm — Environmental Advisory Board
  • 6pm — John Chavis Memorial Park Cultural Heritage Interpretive Plan Public Meeting
  • 6pm — Human Relations Commission, join the meeting on Zoom or via phone at 1-301-715-8592 with the Webinar ID 842 7921 7143


News You Can Use

  • Building Up-fit Grant Cycle opens January 8
  • Residential Construction online appointments now available
  • City suspending Shared Streets program
  • The 2021-2022 Human Services Agency Funding Application is available! The City of Raleigh annually awards Human Services Agency Funding to local nonprofit agencies who provide direct services to the elderly, youth, differently- abled, substance users, and those who are homeless. Proposed programs and projects must benefit low- income persons and households residing in Raleigh. Agencies must be headquartered in Raleigh.  Funds are awarded through a competitive review process. View the FY22 Human Services Agency Funding Application & Instructions.Completed applications must be received by the Office Equity and Inclusion no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2020
  • City Manager’s Weekly Report


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