Monday, June 12, 2017

Show up for Raleigh's Comprehensive Plan, Affordable Housing

Have you been inspired to take another step working for justice in ways that tug at your conscience?  Join others in the Triangle from Congregations for Social Justice by being part of one of these actions.  Questions?  Talk to Adrienne Little, our Social Justice Ministry's liaison to CSJ.

1 -  City of Raleigh Public Engagement Meetings from Les Seitz < >
Raleigh to Host Five Themed Comprehensive Plan Public Meetings

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:
  *   Housing 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;
  *   Transitions 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;
  *   Transportation 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,
  *   Sustainability Tuesday, July 11, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Durant Nature Preserve, 8305 Camp Durant Road. 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.

The Comprehensive Plan Update is being released in installments during May and June. Visit the City's website at
2 -  You are invited - CSJ Housing Team Meeting from Joe Rappl < >
Tuesday, June 13 -  6:00 p.m.
Robertson Hill Community Room
1725 Poole Road, RALEIGH, 27605