Planning DT Raleigh


Downtown Rezoning

Downtown Raleigh Proposed Rezoning map. Click for larger image or get the pdf. Here’s a quick one while I catch up after a long vacation. Tonight’s City Council meeting has lots of good stuff in it but the highlight will be the Rezoning Public Hearing section under the new Unified Development Ordinance. Above is the […]


Municipography, 300 Block of Hillsborough Street

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]


Moore Square Master Plan Updates

Proposed design for Moore Square, April 2015. Click for larger. This week, I was invited to participate in the Moore Square Master Plan Public Leadership Group. (PLG) The group consists of individuals from a variety of organizations that may have interests in Moore Square and the upcoming redesign. This included people from the state, the […]


Comment On The Downtown Experience Plan Until May 13

The latest draft of the Downtown Experience Plan is now available and the team behind it are seeking public comments. Jump into it here: Downtown Experience Plan on RaleighNC.gov One huge addition to this draft compared to the last one is that actions are listed as a part of each stated goal. That should help […]


Moore Square Master Plan Open Houses on April 29 and 30

Helping spread the word here about this upcoming event. The Moore Square redesign has been a controversial topic mainly because of cost. Figures in the $14-15 million range have been proposed for a complete overhaul of the 4 acre green space. At the same time, a lot change could come to the district following this […]


Downtown Developer Greg Hatem on Downtown Vibrancy

At last week’s city council meeting, Greg Hatem, owner of Empire Properties and Empire Eats, stood up and shared some thoughts. He had a few things to say about our city’s vibrancy and the ongoing discussions with the outdoor amplified sound permitting. Here’s the video of Mr. Hatem’s comments and the following council discussion. If […]


Municipography – Stone’s Warehouse and Plaza Upgrades

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]


Multiple Rezoning Requests on the Table

There’s a nice cluster of rezoning requests at the city right now that could bring new development to where there is currently none or very little existing activity. The RalCon commenters have been all over it recently so I wanted to bring it up top for more exposure. Rezoning requests don’t sound exciting but it […]


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