We hope the City of Raleigh will allow this overlooked area to prosper by benefiting from compact and orderly growth and better coordination of infrastructure and land development. We would like to see more adequate, compatible and comprehensive development in this area next to a City Growth Center which has future plans of its own. There can be symmetry and seamless, good urban design here while also making the land more supportive of transit and walkable neighborhoods with improved safety in and around Crabtree traffic. This Raleigh rezoning case is incompatible. Tell the City to stop Lead Mine Tower.
"THE CITY OF RALEIGH WILL CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE INCREDIBLE RATES OF GROWTH AND URBANIZATION BETWEEN NOW AND 2030. AS THE CITY CONTINUES TO MATURE, ITS CHARACTER WILL BE DEFINED BY HOW IT MANAGES THESE TRENDS.”
2030 Comprehensive Plan
WILL THIS PROJECT INCREASE HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN THE AREA?
This project will tear down naturally occurring affordable housing to build luxury cost housing that is out of reach for most area residents.
WHAT IS A GROWTH CENTER?
Located throughout the city and along major urban and transit corridors, these
centers provide significant opportunities for new residential and economic development and redevelopment. Growth Centers provide circulator services to facilitate mobility within identified City Growth Centers.
WHAT IS "MISSING MIDDLE" HOUSING?
According to the City of Raleigh Comprehensive Plan, "'Missing Middle' Housing refers to building types such as
duplexes and small, three- or four-unit apartments that provide greater housing variety while maintaining the same scale as detached houses.
Policy UD 8.3 of the Comprehensive Plan states: Encourage sensitive densification in areas surrounding transit routes by promoting “missing middle” housing and accessory dwelling units in nearby residential areas, and the retrofit or redevelopment of existing underutilized properties.”
A SHOP ON THIS SIDE OF LEAD MINE WOULD BE GREAT.
Certainly. However, the Developer’s Case limits retail space to no more than one ancillary retail unit (that would serve the residents of the complex) and does not address the need for more walkable services and retail for our area.
'TRANSIT AREA INFILL'
Policy UD 8.3 2030 Comprehensive Plan
Encourage sensitive densification in areas surrounding transit routes by promoting “missing middle” housing and accessory dwelling units in nearby residential areas, and the retrofit or redevelopment of existing underutilized properties.