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Open source letter to Raleigh City Council

Over on citycampral.org, I recently added a post asking to support Raleigh’s Open Source Directive. Here is the letter I sent to City Council today. By posting it here, I’ve essentially open sourced it. Feel free to cut/paste, re-use, re-purpose, or whatever. (Don’t forget to add your name.)

To: citycouncilors@raleighnc.gov

Subject: Please support the proposed open source resolution Continue reading

Protecting the Neighborhood from GH-1-2011

Lineberry Student Housing

On Tuesday, February 15, 2011, I presented to Raleigh City Council about concerns on the proposed GH-1-2011 project, Lineberry Student Housing. [PDF] GH stands for Group Housing and the project is being administratively approved by Raleigh City Planning.

I started my presentation by giving an overview of the project as I understood it. I told the council I was surprised that this project was targeting student housing when our current zoning doesn’t have a classification focused on student housing. The proposed project would be located at Lake Wheeler Road and Lineberry Drive. GH-1-11 would be four stories in height and have 72 4-bedroom apartments.

The purpose of my presentation to City Council was to

  1. table the GH-1-11 project,
  2. look at bringing in an Institutional Overlay to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and
  3. have the Citizen Advisory Councils (CACs) notified of future administratively approved projects Continue reading