Archive for May, 2010

Raleigh’s Multi-Modal Transit Center

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

A draft report for Raleigh’s Union Station has been completed for public review. The objective of the design and development strategy is twofold: first, to prepare a conceptual multi-modal transit center design that coordinates the location of various existing and future transit service areas with convenient connections among service platforms; and second, to prepare a development strategy for properties within and in the vicinity of the transit center.

A public open house will be held on May 12 to present the report findings and answer questions. The Raleigh Urban Design Center (133 Fayetteville Street) will host two opportunities to attend:

12:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Informal information session with City staff available to answer questions

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Formal presentation followed by question & answer

After the open house, a 30 day comment period will be provided followed by the preparation of a final report. Comments must be submitted to Martin Stankus by June 11, 2010.

East CAC meets Monday, 17 May

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The East CAC will meet on Monday, 17 May 2010 at 7 PM in Lions Park Community Center at 516 Dennis Ave.

This month, David Berra from the city’s Parks department will give us an update on the new playgrounds put in at Lockwood Greenway and Lions Park (the latter as a community build). We’ll also hear from the new management at Raleigh North Apartments about their new initiatives in the community (including plans for a community garden!). And you’ll also hear about WakeMed’s new efforts to play a greater role in our community.

As before, we’ll be streaming our meeting online at for those who can’t be there in person.

Council approves RPD field office

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Great news! The Raleigh City Council just authorized the city to enter into a lease with the owners of the Food Lion shopping center at 1100 N. Raleigh Boulevard for the Raleigh Police Department field office! No move-in time has been specified but things should start happening soon.

Thanks to Officer Kryskowiak, Michael Ballen, Capt. Deans, and Chief Dolan for their help in making it happen!