How should Raleigh grow?

Recently at our city council hearing on rezoning issues, we had an incredible turnout from people who wanted to comment. I never expected to see an overflow crowd at a city council meeting, but I'm glad we had so many of you engaged in the process. I’m always encouraged when people take an interest in their city and stand up so they can be heard.

So now I’m asking you for your input. Please take this quick questionnaire on zoning issues to let me know what you think. 

I want to know how you feel about our Unified Development Ordinance. Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and we have to be smart about how we manage that growth. Our UDO is what shapes the kind of Raleigh we want to live in.

So if you weren’t able to share your thoughts at the meeting last night or just want to let me know how you feel, fill out this short questionnaire.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

With Raleigh’s rapid growth, we have to increase the amount of available housing, but if we do not increase density in our housing supply, we will end up with urban sprawl. What best describes your approach to residential areas in Raleigh?

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  • answered 2016-03-21 19:35:44 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2016-03-21 19:35:24 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should grow up, not out by encouraging construction of more tall buildings
  • answered 2016-03-21 17:38:09 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2016-03-21 17:37:53 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should grow up, not out by encouraging construction of more tall buildings
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  • answered 2016-03-21 10:59:45 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2016-03-21 10:59:00 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should grow up, not out by encouraging construction of more tall buildings
  • answered 2016-03-21 10:58:21 -0400
    Q: With Raleigh’s rapid growth, we have to increase the amount of available housing, but if we do not increase density in our housing supply, we will end up with urban sprawl. What best describes your approach to residential areas in Raleigh?
    A: We should have more density
  • answered 2015-08-19 14:34:17 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2015-08-19 14:34:01 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should grow up, not out by encouraging construction of more tall buildings
  • answered 2015-08-19 14:33:23 -0400
    Q: With Raleigh’s rapid growth, we have to increase the amount of available housing, but if we do not increase density in our housing supply, we will end up with urban sprawl. What best describes your approach to residential areas in Raleigh?
    A: We should have more density
  • answered 2015-08-10 13:32:09 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We should keep residential neighborhoods completely separate from commercial areas
  • answered 2015-08-10 13:32:00 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should force new construction to the outer suburbs
  • answered 2015-08-10 13:31:43 -0400
    Q: With Raleigh’s rapid growth, we have to increase the amount of available housing, but if we do not increase density in our housing supply, we will end up with urban sprawl. What best describes your approach to residential areas in Raleigh?
    A: We have too much density already
  • answered 2015-08-01 23:08:37 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2015-08-01 23:07:55 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should grow up, not out by encouraging construction of more tall buildings
  • answered 2015-07-29 15:39:27 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2015-07-29 15:39:05 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should force new construction to the outer suburbs
  • answered 2015-07-29 15:37:40 -0400
    Q: With Raleigh’s rapid growth, we have to increase the amount of available housing, but if we do not increase density in our housing supply, we will end up with urban sprawl. What best describes your approach to residential areas in Raleigh?
    A: We should have more density
  • answered 2015-07-24 17:19:42 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need more mixed-use development in Raleigh, but only concentrated in certain areas
  • answered 2015-07-24 17:18:42 -0400
    Q: With Raleigh’s rapid growth, we have to increase the amount of available housing, but if we do not increase density in our housing supply, we will end up with urban sprawl. What best describes your approach to residential areas in Raleigh?
    A: We should have more density
  • answered 2015-07-21 16:29:24 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2015-07-21 16:28:38 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should grow up, not out by encouraging construction of more tall buildings
  • answered 2015-07-19 11:48:14 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2015-07-19 11:47:54 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should grow up, not out by encouraging construction of more tall buildings
  • answered 2015-07-18 10:02:18 -0400
    Q: With Raleigh’s rapid growth, we have to increase the amount of available housing, but if we do not increase density in our housing supply, we will end up with urban sprawl. What best describes your approach to residential areas in Raleigh?
    A: We have the right amount of density
  • answered 2015-07-17 16:41:03 -0400
    Q: Mixed-use development allows for combinations of residential, commercial, retail and dining options within neighborhoods. This can allow people to live closer to their jobs, grocery stores and shopping options, but some residents do not want to live close to commercial properties. How would you most closely describe your opinion of mixed-use development?
    A: We need much more mixed-use development all over Raleigh
  • answered 2015-07-17 16:40:20 -0400
    Q: Research shows that the workers of the future want to live in dense, urban areas where they can walk to work, restaurants and cultural experiences. To accommodate their workforce, more companies are relocating and bringing jobs to walkable cities. How do you feel about concentrating residential and commercial development in dense nodes such as downtown and North Hills?
    A: We should grow up, not out by encouraging construction of more tall buildings
  • answered 2015-07-17 16:39:17 -0400
    Q: With Raleigh’s rapid growth, we have to increase the amount of available housing, but if we do not increase density in our housing supply, we will end up with urban sprawl. What best describes your approach to residential areas in Raleigh?
    A: We should have more density