Beginning Monday, July 20 the City of Raleigh will open its revenue counter to the public at the Raleigh Municipal Building from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Development Services Customer Service Center at One Exchange Plaza will also resume in person services by appointment. Individuals and contractors are still encouraged to use virtual services available online.
Appointments can be scheduled online as well or by calling 919-996-2500. For all other City services, please check the City website for updates or call to make an appointment.
The City of Raleigh has a text change that is up for public hearing on Tuesday, September 17th. This text change, TC-4-19, looks to add a requirement that if a builder/developer has 2 or more notices of violation (NOV) for sedimentation and erosion control within the last 2 years, then they will be required to submit a sedimentation and erosion control plan on subsequent permits pulled, even for lots under 12,000 square feet that do not currently require them.
The HBA attended meetings on this and was able to get the requirement changes to be 2 or more NOV's instead of the original 1 NOV that was suggested. Also, the "clock" for the 2 years starts from the date of the first NOV and then once 2 years passes from that, assuming no additional NOV's are acquired, there is no longer a requirement for a SEC plan for lots under 12,000 sq. ft.
Click here for more information on TC-4-19.
Raleigh has kicked off an Infill Residential Development Study and you NEED to participate. At the most recent Governmental Affairs Committee meeting we had the City of Raleigh and consultants join us to discuss the newly kicked off Infill Study along with the Survey.
This survey will remain open until the end of September and it is IMPERATIVE that you take the time to do it. You DO NOT need to be a Raleigh resident to complete it. They want to hear from the residential housing industry as well! We were encouraged by the staff to get as many folks engaged in taking the survey as possible. They want to hear from you!!
Please take the time and help the industry out by expressing (in the notes section of the survey) just how restrictive, encumbering and stifling the current infill regulations are on the ability to provide quality housing at affordable prices.
You can find the survey at the following link:
That's right! Believe it or not, Raleigh has kicked off an Infill Residential Development Study. I'd love to say they are responding to our concerns of how out of whack everything has become with the onslaught of text changes over the last few years, but sadly I believe the impetus for this study is yet to look at additional ways to preserve the "character of the neighborhood". That is EXACTLY why we need to have all the voice we possibly can at the table while this discussion takes place. The City has kicked off things with a survey where they are collecting information.
PLEASE take the time to complete this survey to make sure our industry's voice is heard. The survey can be found here:
The City of Raleigh has a text change that will be discussed soon in the Text Change Subcommittee of the Planning Committee. This text change, TC-4-19, looks to add a requirement that if a builder/developer gets a notice of violation (NOV) for sedimentation and erosion control, then they will be required to submit a sedimentation and erosion control plan on any permit pulled for the next 2 years, for lots under 12,000 square feet that do not currently require them. This could means thousands of additional dollars given the SEC Plan permit fee, added time and engineering costs.
We believe, and spoke at the Planning Commission meeting, that the punishment does not properly match the offense and have asked for more discussion and consideration on the topic. Please let me know if you would like to be involved in this issue. I will be notifying builder members when this item has been calendared with the Text Change Committee. Click here for more information on TC-4-19.
Plan to attend one of the seven demo sessions to learn about the new Raleigh Permit and Development Portal. At the demonstration, you will learn how this will change the way you manage development review and permitting processes beginning in July.
Beginning May 2, 2019, mailed notice will be required for all Preliminary Subdivision Plans. Mailed notice will also be required for Administrative Site Review (ASR) projects that meet certain criteria.
ASR projects that meet the following criteria will require mailed notice at the time of submittal:
New turnaround times for all development processes in the City of Raleigh will go into effect as of February 1, 2019. This update is a result of additional review requirements and limited staff resources as they test new permitting software. The City apologizes for any inconvenience and expects these changes to ultimately bring an improved customer experience to the permitting and inspection process once implemented. Turnaround times will be revisited in the near future, as they look to improve the City of Raleigh development processes.