The Raleigh Report
Posted by Andrew Kenney on February 24, 2015
Some of the key questions in the city’s debate about Airbnb have emerged. The city could consider instituting taxes on short-term Internet rentals such as Airbnb, and may create a licensing and permitting process for rentals, among other options presented at a Raleigh city council committee meeting Tuesday.
One possibility: Like San Jose, the city could discourage people from renting out homes where they don’t live. Max Pomeranc, Airbnb’s public policy manager, suggested that Raleigh make its potential rules easy for amateur users.
“We’re big believers in regular people renting out their homes and bringing a lot to communities,” said Pomeranc, who flew down from New York for the council committee meeting, which was far from a final discussion.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on February 4, 2015
What has become of the weird, trapezoid-roofed buildings that once housed the pizza Raleigh loved and/or tolerated?
Posted on January 28, 2015
The region's transit authority is ready to sell the future site of Union Station to the city of Raleigh. The exchange of about four acres of land and up to $4 million would clear another obstacle from the path of the long-planned project.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on January 22, 2015
Momentum is building on the Wake County school board to put plans for new schools inside the Raleigh Beltline in the next school construction bond issue.
Posted by Colin Campbell on January 16, 2015
Days after several Republican North Carolina senators criticized a deal to sell the Dorothea Dix property to Raleigh, Senate leader Phil Berger says he's "still looking" at the proposal.
Posted on January 11, 2015
A state representative reported on Twitter on Sunday night that there was a potential deal on the 308-acre Dorothea Dix property south of downtown Raleigh.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on January 9, 2015
The city of Raleigh isn't ready to hand over the keys to Stone's Warehouse just yet. A proposal to sell the sprawling, vacant building came before the Raleigh City Council on Tuesday, but elected officials held off on action.