Raleigh Planning Department http://wunc.org en Raleigh Controls The Writing On The Wall http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-controls-writing-wall <p></p><p>The Raleigh City Council has created a task force to review the city's sign ordinance. The measure determines what signs certain businesses can have, what they look like, and where they put them.</p><p></p><p>Raleigh recently overhauled its planning code, but didn't change the sign ordinance much. Local businesses and associations have complained that the rules are too restrictive. This week, Raleigh appointed 11 business people and residents to study the issue.</p><p></p><p>Planning and zoning administrator Travis Crane says he's looking forwards to what the task force finds.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:21:04 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36812 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Controls The Writing On The Wall Raleigh Planner Leaves For The Big Apple http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-planner-leaves-big-apple <p></p><p></p><p>Raleigh is bidding farewell to its planning director.</p><p></p><p>Mitchell Silver took the post in 2005, when Raleigh was a mid-sized city grappling with rapid population growth. Silver says the city was able to ride the wave by becoming an attractive place to live and work.&nbsp; He cites changing density and zoning ordinances, building the Raleigh Convention Center, and revitalizing Hillsborough Street and Cameron Village as successes.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:35:18 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34144 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Planner Leaves For The Big Apple Raleigh Throws Its Doors Wide Open http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-throws-its-doors-wide-open <p></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Thousands of bluegrass fans will pour into downtown Raleigh this week for the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:25:18 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 23152 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Throws Its Doors Wide Open Raleigh Development Flourishes Thanks To Resilient Economy http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-development-flourishes-thanks-resilient-economy <p>Raleigh city officials have plans for several new residential developments in the middle of the capital city.&nbsp; They say it's part of their master plan to entice not only new residents but new business downtown.<br><br>It is also an indication that Raleigh is doing well economically.&nbsp; City Planning Director Mitchell Silver says residences that are on the drawing board or under construction are geared toward not just urban professionals, but families. Wed, 15 May 2013 11:44:42 +0000 Gurnal Scott 15364 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Development Flourishes Thanks To Resilient Economy