City Planning

Last updated Oct. 15, 2019 - 9:31 am
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City Planning Mission: Guide development and conservation for a healthy and prosperous Raleigh.

Planning Projects

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Whether you are seeking information about upcoming meetings or just want to learn more about what is going on in our city, this comprehensive list of active and completed projects is an excellent resource.

Planning Projects

Long-Range Planning

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Long-range planning addresses unique issues specific to particular locations within the city that can only be addressed through policies and actions more specific than those proposed citywide.

Long-Range Planning

Historic Preservation

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The Raleigh Historic Development Commission (RHDC) serves to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh's historic resources. It inventories historically-significant properties, issues Certificates of Appropriateness, conducts educational programs, and provides design-review assistance.

Real Estate

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Real estate provides services to other City departments in the acquisition of real property for rights-of-way, public utilities, public facilities, greenway, parks and community development. In addition, staff manages City leases, the City's real property inventory, and the disposition of City surplus real property.

Real Estate


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Request public records for due diligence, zoning code violations, and property assessments. Other records, such as development plans, public improvement plans, building permit/plan review comments, certificates of occupancy, and miscellaneous permit data, may be obtained via the Online Development Center.

Records Management

Urban Design

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Our team of urban designers and planners envision and design solutions that create a better built environment, building consensus around innovative solutions that encourage all people to be active in shaping the physical form of their community.

Urban Design Center


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Zoning provides services related to the rezoning process, and maintains the City’s official zoning map. It also provides zoning verification, zoning enforcement, and text change services.

Zoning & Rezoning

Stay Connected

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Get daily social media updates via Twitter and Facebook; subscribe to email notices; read the weekly development blog DSinsider which includes some planning initiatives and upcoming events and meetings; and view our photos on Instagram.

Office Locations and Contacts

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Main: One Exchange Plaza, 3rd Floor, 919-996-2682
Urban Design Center:
One Exchange Plaza, Suite 100, 919-996-4640
Real Estate: One Exchange Plaza, 10th Floor, 919-996-4286

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