Archive for September, 2010

Community Conversation featuring East CAC neighborhoods

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Celebrating Ordinary Architecture

Raleigh has many post-WWII neighborhoods of modest colonial and ranch houses like Rochester Heights or Cameron Village. What makes these houses and neighborhoods special? What techniques are there for updating these smaller, mid-century architectural gems? To find out, please join the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission (RHDC) and Preservation North Carolina for a Community Conversation where local experts will discuss the character, charm, and evolution of Raleigh’s post-War neighborhoods. Subdivisions discussed will include Battery Heights, Cameron Village, Capitol Heights, Hi-Mount, Longview Gardens, Madonna Acres, and Rochester Heights.

Celebrating Ordinary Architecture

Monday, October 11, 2010

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Daniels Middle School, 2816 Oberlin Road

Experts will include architectural historian Cynthia de Miranda, architects Tina Govan and Jerry Traub, and contractor Chris Jokisch. For more information, visit or call 919.832.7238.

Sponsored by the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission in partnership with Preservation North Carolina and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Martha Daniel Hobbs
Preservation Planner II
City & Regional Planning Division
Raleigh Department of City Planning
919.516.2682 (fax)

martha (dot) hobbs at raleighnc dot gov

Saint Augustine’s homecoming parade

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Saint Augustine’s College homecoming parade will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM on the streets surrounding the campus.

St. Augustine’s College Public Forum Thursday

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010


The Purpose of this public forum is for Saint Augustine’s College to share its present and future plans for the college and the surrounding areas with our neighbors, friends and community leaders. Saint Augustine’s College also invites the Community to come tour our campus.

Where: Saint Augustine’s College MLK Building
When: September 23, 2010
Times: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Topics May Include:

Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Saint Agnes Building Update
George Williams Athletic Complex
Saint Augustine’s College Wellness Center
Saint Augustine’s College Facilities Rental and Catering

Please come out and be part of this Public Forum and bring a friend and/or neighbor. Don’t forget your walking shoes for those who plan to participate in the campus tour. If you have questions, please call 516-5230 or 516-4140.

Z-24-10 (Poole and Norwood) to be heard at Sept. meeting

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Dan Coleman contacted me yesterday to ask that his Z-24-10 case be added to our agenda. As our October meeting would come a day after the public hearing for Z-14-10 (which is Oct 19th at 2 PM in front of City Council), I will instead add it to our September agenda.

Z-24-10 is a rezoning case for the convenience store property at Poole and Norwood. You can find the filed case here.

As mentioned before, our next CAC meeting is Monday, Sept. 20th at 7 PM at Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue.

East CAC meets Monday, Sept 20th

Monday, September 13th, 2010

We’ve got lots going on this month at the East CAC! Raleigh Police will return to in a follow-up to last year’s meeting where RPD will ask for our feedback on its priorities in our area. We’ll also elect our CAC officers and choose who will be our East CAC Neighborhood Recognition Award winner.

Also, be sure to attend this year’s Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange, where I’ll be a speaker discussing how to connect communities.

Below is our agenda. See you at our meeting on September 20th!