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TONIGHT...7 PM: Raleigh CAC learns about the rollout of the new RaleighUDO NEW!

May
15

The City of Raleiegh Planning Staff will be holding an information session on the UDO at a meeting of the Raleigh Citizen Advisory Council on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber on the second floor of the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St. 

This meeting will be broadcast live on RTN11, channel 11 on the TWC network. It can also be viewed over the internet on RTNSV.

A UDO hotline has been set up at 919-996-2580 to address specific questions about the UDO.

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Conceptual Designs for the Peace Street Corridor

May
02

 On First Friday, May 3, students from the College of Design at North Carolina State University will present their conceptual designs for the revitalization of the Peace Street corridor. The exhibit will be located at the City Museum, 220 Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. On First Friday, the exhibit will be open from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The exhibit will remain at the museum for a month and can be viewed during the normal hours of operation.

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Raleigh City Council continues review of RaleighUDO… meeting 18

Feb
18

WHAT: The Planning Staff is bringing back seven (7) items from the last meeting -- setbacks for properties without frontages, use of land-use management software to improve infrastructure planning, site access rules, open space requirements for tall buildings, new language for the section on Infrastructure Sufficiency, a list of the City Council's changes  to the UDO, and the proposed language for the ordinance that approves the UDO.

The list of chanes made by the City Council begins on page 35 of the staff report.

The proposed wording for the ordinance that approves the UDO begins on page 55 of the staff report. This ordinance explains how and when different sections of the UDO will be implemented.

NOTE: All rules related to the backyard cottage and accessory apartment have been removed from the UDO.

WHEN: Monday, February 18 at 4:00 pm.

WHERE: 222 West Hargett Street, City Council Chamber.

LIKELY HOT TOPICS:

  • Site Access Rules:  This became a hot topic during the recent review of a rezoning case bordering the Cameron Village neighborhood. This is another case that emphasizes the importance of transition areas between different types of land use.

DEFERRED ITEMS:

None.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Planning Commission's Recommendations  |  February 18 Staff Report

TEST CASES: Fifteen (15) test cases have been developed from previously approved development cases to help validate the proposed UDO regulations.

COMMENTS: Submit comments to the City Councilor for your district. Contact information is available here. Currently, there are no plans for public comment at these meetings.

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Raleigh City Council continues review of RaleighUDO… meeting 17

Feb
11

WHAT: The Planning Staff is bringing back the final six (6) deferred items for discussion -- comments from the Technical Review Group, additions to residential dwelling units on small lots, the backyard cottage, resource extraction, surety bonds and adequate public facilities.

Any outstanding concerns need to be communicated to the City Council immediately. The final approval of the UDO could happen today, but more realistically over the next two weeks.

WHEN: Monday, February 11 at 4:00 pm.

WHERE: 222 West Hargett Street, City Council Chamber.

LIKELY HOT TOPICS:

  • Backyard Cottage:  The Comprehensive Planning Committee is bringing back its recommendation. An "opt-in" approach is being proposed.
  • Adequate Public Facilities:  The Comprehensive Planning Committee is bringing back its recommendation. The proposal requires a more comprehensive assessment of capacity before allowing new development to happen.

DEFERRED ITEMS:

None.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Planning Commission's Recommendations  |  February 11 Staff Report

TEST CASES: Fifteen (15) test cases nave been developed from previously approved development cases to help validate the proposed UDO regulations.

COMMENTS: Submit comments to the City Councilor for your district. Contact information is available here. Currently, there are no plans for public comment at these meetings.

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Raleigh City Council continues review of RaleighUDO… meeting 16

Feb
03

WHAT: The Planning Staff is bringing back four (4) deferred items for discussion -- requirements for amenity open spaces, case studies, comments from the Technical Review Group and additions to residential dwelling units on small lots.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Comprehensive Planning Committee will present its recommendations for the backyard cottage at the February 5 City Council meeting.

WHEN: Monday, February 4 at 4:00 pm.

WHERE: 222 West Hargett Street, City Council Chamber.

LIKELY HOT TOPICS:

  • Case Studies:  Testing the new regulations to ensure they work as intended is no easy task, yet City Council is devoting very little time to this activity

DEFERRED ITEMS:

  • Additional Housing Patterns. The discussion about backyard cottages, accessory apartments and cottage courts has been moved to the Comprehensive Planning Committee. This will give the public the opportunity to make comments.
  • Resource Extraction: City Council asked the Planning Staff to analyze this use by district and review the process for permitting this use.
  • Process for Adopting UDO: City Council has requested staff to draft the ordinance for the adoption of the UDO. This will identify the adoption date, effective date and all transitional rules.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Planning Commission's Recommendations  |  February 4 Staff Report

TEST CASES: Fifteen (15) test cases nave been developed from previously approved development cases to help validate the proposed UDO regulations.

COMMENTS: Submit comments to the City Councilor for your district. Contact information is available here. Currently, there are no plans for public comment at these meetings.

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Raleigh City Council continues review of RaleighUDO… meeting 15

Jan
28

WHAT: The Planning Staff is bringing back five (5) deferred items for discussion -- notification process, amenity open space, residential density and infrastructure requirements, inclusionary housing and case studies.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Comprehensive Planning Committee will present its recommendations for the backyard cottage at the February 5 City Council meeting.

WHEN: Monday, January 28 at 4:00 pm.

WHERE: 222 West Hargett Street, City Council Chamber.

LIKELY HOT TOPICS:

  • Notification Process: new approval processes makes an effective notification system essential. New technologies makes this achievable.
  • Residential Densities: City Council wants to know how infrastructure capacity will affect residential density in mixed use districts.

DEFERRED ITEMS:

  • Additional Housing Patterns. The discussion about backyard cottages, accessory apartments and cottage courts has been moved to the Comprehensive Planning Committee. This will give the public the opportunity to make comments.
  • Resource Extraction: City Council asked the Planning Staff to analyze this use by district and review the process for permitting this use.
  • Small Lot Additions: The UDO doesn't include adequate rules for additions that convert single family units into apartments.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Planning Commission's Recommendations  |  January 28 Staff Report (Case Study Analysis begins on page 7 of Staff Report)

TEST CASES: Fifteen (15) test cases nave been developed from previously approved development cases to help validate the proposed UDO regulations.

COMMENTS: Submit comments to the City Councilor for your district. Contact information is available here. Currently, there are no plans for public comment at these meetings.

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Comprehensive Planning Committee resumes discussion about backyard cottage on January 23 at 5:00 pm

Jan
23

WHAT: The Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPC) will continue its discussion about the backyard cottage. By the end of this meeting, the CPC hopes to have a recommendation it can bring back to City Council.

Time permitting, CPC will continue its discussion about adequate infrastructure. Good policies and rules are essential if the City is going to grow well.

At the City Council's last UDO review meeting, it targeted February 11 as the date for approving the UDO.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00 pm.

WHERE: 222 West Hargett Street, City Council Chamber.

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Raleigh City Council continues review of RaleighUDO… meeting 14

Jan
14

WHAT: The Planning Staff is bringing back four (4) deferred items for discussion--tree conservation, the rezoning process, stormwater exemptions and the role of the Appearance Commission in the approval process. The overviews of the chapters were completed at the last meeting.

SPECIAL NOTE: The backyard cottage, currently in the Comprehensive Planning Committee, has been deferred until February.

WHEN: Monday, January 14 at 4:00 pm.

WHERE: 222 West Hargett Street, City Council Chamber.

LIKELY HOT TOPICS:

  • Tree Conservation:  The use of the alternate methods of compliance is a concern.
  • Rezoning Process: Charlotte includes site plan information in its rezoning cases, which makes the outcome of a rezoning case much clearer. City Council is questioning the need for more visual information.

DEFERRED ITEMS:

  • Tree conservation + amenity open space. Where applicable, the Planning Commission reduced the aggregate requirement from 15 to 10%. There are also concerns about what counts as amenity open space.
  • Additional Housing Patterns. The discussion about backyard cottages, accessory apartments and cottage courts has been moved to the Comprehensive Planning Committee. This will give the public the opportunity to make comments.
  • Residential Densities: City Council needs to understand how infrastructure capacity will affect residential density in mixed use districts.
  • Resource Extraction: City Council asked the Planning Staff to analyze this use by district and review the process for permitting this use.
  • Small Lot Additions: The UDO doesn't include adequate rules for additions that convert single family units into apartments.
  • Cases Studies: It was agreed that the analysis of the cases will be distributed before the review meetings.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Planning Commission's Recommendations  |  January 14 Staff Report

TEST CASES: Fifteen (15) test cases nave been developed from previously approved development cases to help validate the proposed UDO regulations.

COMMENTS: Submit comments to the City Councilor for your district. Contact information is available here. Currently, there are no plans for public comment at these meetings.

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Raleigh City Council continues review of RaleighUDO… meeting 13

Jan
07

WHAT: The Planning Staff is bringing back two (2) deferred items for discussion--tree conservation and the rezoning process. Following the deferred items, the Planning Staff will provide an overview of Chapter 11, Building and Housing Code.

SPECIAL NOTE: The backyard cottage was supposed to be on the Comprehensive Planning Committee's January 9 agenda. Two major rezoning cases have required a deferral to a future meeting.

WHEN: Monday, January 7 at 4:00 pm.

WHERE: 222 West Hargett Street, City Council Chamber.

LIKELY HOT TOPICS:

  • Tree Conservation:  This has and continues to be a confusing and controversial topic.

DEFERRED ITEMS:

  • Tree conservation + amenity open space. The Planning Commission reduced the aggregate requirement from 15 to 10%. There are also concerns about what counts as amenity open space.
  • Additional Housing Patterns. The discussion about backyard cottages, accessory apartments and cottage courts has been moved to the Comprehensive Planning Committee. This will give the public the opportunity to make comments.
  • Residential Densities: City Council needs to understand how infrastructure capacity will affect residential density in mixed use districts.
  • Resource Extraction: City Council asked the Planning Staff to analyze this use by district and review the process for permitting this use.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Planning Commission's Recommendations | January 7 Staff Report

TEST CASES: Fifteen (15) test cases nave been developed from previously approved development cases to help validate the proposed UDO regulations.

COMMENTS: Submit comments to the City Councilor for your district. Contact information is available here. Currently, there are no plans for public comment at these meetings.

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