Raleigh to Host Five Themed Comprehensive Plan Public Meetings

News posted May 22, 2017 - 5:30 pm | updated May 24, 2017

The City of Raleigh is updating the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the key policy document that shapes the physical development of the city. 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. at the Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd. (note: this is a location change from the original Woodlands Center). 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;
  • Wednesday, June 14, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 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;
  • Tuesday, June 20, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 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;
  • Tuesday, June, 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 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; and,
  • Tuesday, July 11, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Campbell Lodge in 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.

City of Raleigh staff will be in attendance to discuss these key themes and provide guidance as to how citizens can comment and provide feedback about the Comprehensive Plan Update. The Comprehensive Plan addresses 13 elements of physical development including land use, transportation, housing, environmental protection, and economic development. Other sections focus on quality of life topics from open space, parks, recreation, and historic preservation to arts and culture. Area specific policy guidance for rezonings and a framework for implementation are also key pieces of the document.

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