The Raleigh Report
Posted by Colin Campbell on April 8, 2014
Raleigh leaders will likely create a committee next week to review the citys sign rules, but city council members are already tossing around ideas via email.
Heres an email City Councilman Russ Stephenson sent to a group of constituents last week that illustrates ideas council members are considering:
I spoke with (Councilman) Bonner (Gaylord) yesterday. His main concern is that the sign ordinance may not permit any more signs like the ones weve grandfathered: Krispy Kreme, NC Equip bulldozer, etc. Bonner would like a process where special signs could be evaluated by the Appearance Commission against standards for high artistic and placemaking value. Travis Crane thinks our UDO administrative alternates dont permit this. Is it possible to craft language to promote a few iconic signs like at Pike Place Market in Seattle (see attached photo) while prohibiting a proliferation of Arbys-like signs, competing for attention along a street?
Posted by Colin Campbell on April 7, 2014
Raleigh bar owner Niall Hanley had strong words for the city's planning process for delaying his plans for a new beer garden on Glenwood South, according to a recent email copied to the Raleigh City Council.
Posted on April 3, 2014
The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo series needed to raise $8,000 by next week, but after weeks on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, the event only had half that amount.
Posted by Andrea Weigl on March 25, 2014
Clyde Cooper's Barbeque owners Debbie and Randy Holt hope to reopen at 327 S. Wilmington St. in downtown Raleigh by April 9. The original Clyde Cooper's building, believed to date to 1884, will be torn down to make way for the Edison, a mixed-use development that will include a 13-story office building and two apartment complexes.
Posted on March 20, 2014
Just days before Raleigh leaders agreed to appeal the Board of Adjustment’s decision that could force a controversial modernist house to be razed, homeowners Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon sent a lengthy email to the city council.
Posted by Colin Campbell on March 19, 2014
Raleigh is sending six public works employees to High Point this week to help with clean-up from the recent ice storm in the Triad.
Posted by David Bracken on March 17, 2014
The developers behind the Charter Square office building in downtown Raleigh announced Monday that they have completed their purchase of the property from the city of Raleigh.