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Comprehensive Plan Update

Last updated Jun. 21, 2017 - 1:25 pm
Comp Plan Update

The city is in the process of updating the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The plan is the key policy document intended to make the city workable, livable, and prosperous. The plan provides an integrated approach to Raleigh’s physical development and related economic and social issues, with an emphasis on environmental, economic, and social sustainability and enhancing land use and transportation coordination. The plan integrates and coordinates the plans of many city departments.

Public Meetings

Residents are invited to attend one or all five public meetings to learn about how the Comprehensive Plan addresses five areas: resiliency, housing, development transitions, transportation and sustainability.

The following is the schedule for the five public meetings, with the theme for each meeting:

Wednesday, June 7
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road.
The theme is Resiliency, an operational philosophy that seeks to identify challenges before they arise and effectively prioritize strategic investments and community capacity building. The goal is to better adapt to, respond to, and recover from unforeseen events.

Presentation

Wednesday, June 14
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tarboro Road Community Center, 121 N. Tarboro St.
The theme will be Housing or specifically increasing the supply of affordable housing, revitalizing neighborhoods, and enhancing the homeless-to-housing continuum.

Presentation
Summary

Tuesday, June 20
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Marsh Creek Community Center, 3050 N. New Hope Road.
The theme is development Transitions. As many people continue to move to the region and as interest grows in walkable urban living, Raleigh is beginning to grow up as much as it grows out.

Presentation

Tuesday, June 27
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pioneers Building in Method Road Community Park, 514 Method Road.
The theme will be Transportation. Provided will be a vision for future development of the city’s connectivity network for all modes of transportation, public transit systems, greenways, and bicycle and pedestrian networks.

Presentation coming soon.

Tuesday, July 11
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Durant Nature Preserve, 3237 Spottswood St.
The meeting’s theme will be Sustainability or focusing on the interdependent relationships of environmental stewardship, economic strength, and social integrity. These three elements define the vision for sustainability.

Presentation coming soon.

Provide Feedback

The city is in the process of publishing updated draft chapters of the plan. These are being made available here as they are completed.

Raleigh residents are asked to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan by sending an email to bynum.walter@raleighnc.gov.

SectionLast Updated Date
Introduction
Framework
Land UseJune 14, 2017
Transportation
Environmental ProtectionJune 7, 2017
Economic DevelopmentJune 7, 2017
HousingJune 14, 2017
Parks, Recreation and Open SpaceJune 7, 2017
Public UtilitiesMay 26, 2017
Community Facilities and ServicesMay 26, 2017
Urban Design
Historic PreservationApr. 28, 2017
Arts and CultureApr. 28, 2017
Regional and Interjurisdictional CoordinationMay 26, 2017
Downtown Raleigh
Area Plans
Arena
Avent Ferry
Brier Creek VillageMay 26, 2017
Buffalo New HopeMay 26, 2017
Blount Person
Blue Ridge
Capital Boulevard
Cameron Village Hillsborough
Cameron ParkJune 14, 2017
CrabtreeJune 14, 2017
Downtown West Gateway
Falls Lake
Falls of Neuse CorridorApr. 28, 2017
Five Points EastJune 14, 2017
Forestville VillageJune 14, 2017
Garner-Tryon NeighborhoodMay 26, 2017
I540 Falls of Neuse
Jones Franklin
King Charles
Mission ValleyApr. 28, 2017
New Bern
Olde East Raleigh
Rock Quarry Battle Bridge
Raleigh Cary Rail Crossing
Swift Creek
Six Forks
Southern Gateway
South Park
Stanhope VillageApr. 28, 2017
Triangle Town CenterApr. 28, 2017
Wake Crossroads
West Morgan
Wade OberlinApr. 28, 2017
Implementation
Glossary

Goals

This update is evaluating several years of implementation, examining the implication of new data, responding to the latest trends, and resolving issues that have emerged. It is focused on integrating recent planning initiatives, incorporating new and emerging best practices, and refreshing stale policies and actions. The update reflects organizational realignment since 2009 and includes an updated layout and organization.

Overview and Timeframe

The following sets forth the anticipated timeline for the major work elements of the plan update. The phases are presented in reverse chronological order, with the current and final phase at the top and completed phases below.

Phase III - Plan Drafting and Public Review (current and ongoing)

After two rounds of public input, the update process has reached the final stage of publishing updated drafts for review and comment.

The timeline for the remainder of the process is as follows:

• Release draft recommendations – May-June 2017.

• Public Events – June-July 2017.

• Final draft plan – Summer 2017.

• Planning Commission review and City Council adoption – Summer/Fall 2017.


Phase II - In-Reach and Outreach (complete)

• Group meeting with RCAC to review/obtain recommendations for public workshops.

• Departmental Focus Groups.

• On-line Engagement Goes Live.

• Group meetings with Boards and Commissions.

• Public Workshops Round 1 - March 2015 - View the presentation.

Also view the Trends and Issues to Consider handout from the meeting as well as the final Public Meeting Notes.


Phase I - Due Diligence (complete)

• Update of the Databook, with accompanying analysis of new trends in the data.

• Five-Year Comprehensive Plan Progress Report.

• Policy audit.

Maps & Resources

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