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Historic Resources Growth Centers

Goal 1:

The City of Raleigh will continue

to support historic resource preservation,

protection and acquisition.

Goal 2:

The City of Raleigh will interpret

the community’s history through its historic

properties, museums and programs in such a

way as to attract more use and visitation while

balancing stewardship and conservation of


Goal 3:

The City of Raleigh will continue

to support, preserve and restore the city’s

historic cemeteries.

Goal 4:

The City of Raleigh will support

the interpretation of our historic public

cemeteries in a manner that will ensure

stewardship and conservation of these

valuable resources.

The city’s history is interpreted by the Department with

the purpose of protecting and programming museum

and historical resource facilities, programs, and other

cultural assets. In addition, the city oversees three of

Raleigh’s oldest public cemeteries as well as several

smaller, unmarked grave site properties throughout

the city. Weaving together these historic assets can be

used to develop a compelling and engaging city-wide


Goal 1:

The City of Raleigh will provide

adequate park and open spaces within

urbanizing areas of the city.

Goal 2:

The City of Raleigh will respond to

urban lifestyle needs with attractive, flexible,

high quality functional urban parks, plazas

and open spaces.

The City of Raleigh’s demographics, development patterns,

and lifestyles are changing as the city continues to

urbanize. Residents are moving into downtown Raleigh

and other growth centers to enjoy the benefits of an urban

lifestyle, including decreased dependence on automobiles;

enhanced walkability; reduced commute times; and easy

access to shopping, restaurants, cultural venues and events.

This trend is important to recognize as parks, recreation

and cultural needs differ between urban and suburban

areas. Household sizes are smaller and there is a higher

demand for accessible open spaces in urban areas, while

the high cost of urban land requires more compact and

efficient solutions.