Oct 272015

Our meeting Monday night with Planning Department staff got the attention of two local news outlets. Below is a link to one report on WTVD, Channel 11. It frames the issue as one of preservation, which is very much how we see this remapping challenge.

One thing, though, that was clear in the meeting is that there is no one in the City administration who is going to make sure our priorities are reflected in the new zoning regime–that’s up to us. Planning staff really only act as a reference resource for the Planning Commission and City Council. They don’t act in a conventional advisory role.

So, while the meeting was good to clarify some issues, this is only one step on a long journey.

Bob's presentation at 10/26/15 Glenwood-Brooklyn remapping

 October 27, 2015  Posted by at 8:39 pm HGBNA, HGBNA meetings, Historic District (local), Neighborhood Issues, Neighborhood Rezoning, Press, Raleigh, Remapping Comments Off on Glenwood-Brooklyn’s remapping meeting went well
Jun 252015

Raleigh News & Observer

A pretty fair description overall of our effort to protect our neighborhood’s character while we undergo inevitable change, though we’d make one correction. Go have a read!

Residents in a neighborhood near downtown are pushing for the area to become a historic district in an effort to prevent new development* and drastic changes.

The Raleigh City Council initiated a plan to give the Glenwood-Brooklyn neighborhood a historic designation.

The title would slow development changes in the area, including teardowns of existing homes, said Martha Lauer, executive director of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

Glenwood-Brooklyn neighbors push for historic designation

* This really shouldn’t say “prevent new development” as that’s not our goal, we want to have a say about how it occurs.