Archive for June, 2011

Review of quasi-judicial process

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

A meeting with the city’s Planning Staff will be held at the Tarboro Road Community Center (121 N. Tarboro Rd) on Tuesday, June 28th at 7 PM to discuss the hearing process and how citizens can properly weigh in. Eric Hodge, will present the special use permit process and provide some handouts as to how the quasi-judicial process works.

St. Augustine’s proposed 5,000 seat stadium

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

St. Augustine’s College has proposed building a 5,000 seat stadium on its property, seeking Council approval. In 2004, the college was granted a Special Use Permit for a much smaller facility but has opted recently to pursue a larger one. Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods have concerns about the impact such a stadium will have on the community.

Here is a link to the special use permit, SU-1-2011. Here is a Draft Traffic Impact Analysis report [PDF]. You can also read the track update sent out yesterday by St. Augustine’s president, Dr. Suber.

Update: The documents from the previous special use permit are here.

Update 29 June: Here are the figures that were omitted from the draft TIA report.

East CAC asset map

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

I have created a Google Maps map of community assets in Raleigh’s East CAC area. You may view it here:
View East CAC assets in a larger map

If you would like access to add assets to this map, please email me at cac-chair at eastraleigh dot org. The full map on Google can be found here.

Minutes from May 2011 East CAC meeting (draft)

Monday, June 13th, 2011

East CAC Meeting Minutes
May 2011
Submitted by Secretary Sue Sturgis

Raleigh’s East Citizens Advisory Council held its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Lions Park Community Center. About 35 people were there, with about six attending for the first time; Charlene Willard with the city’s Community Services Department handed out bags with information about the CAC and the city to newcomers. The April minutes were approved without changes. Chairman Mark Turner recorded the meeting, with video available at

SUCCESS REPORTS: The entrance sign to the Belvidere Park neighborhood is finished, and the bench delivered and installed. The project was three years in the making. Thanks to local stonemason Joe Valles and everyone else who helped with the project. Longview Gardens is now moving forward with their grant to build a neighborhood sign.

East CAC meets Monday, June 20th

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

The East CAC will hold its June 2011 meeting on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM at Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Avenue.

This month we have three presentations. Amy Sins from Capital Area Friends of Transit will discuss the region’s transit plan and its impact on our quality of life. Also, Regina Petteway from Wake County Human Services will discuss her department’s tornado relief efforts. Finally, Allison Marsh from the city’s Parks and Recreation department, will discuss the Corporate Leisure Services available for corporate functions.

Below is our full agenda. Hope to see you there!