Respect4Raleigh 2008

We, the undersigned, are concerned that current building trends may cause irreparable harm to the history, character, livability, and diversity of Raleigh\'s older neighborhoods. We wish to raise the public profile of this issue and request that the City enact protections by establishing minimum infill standards for residential redevelopment of any neighborhood over 40 years old. In addition we request the immediate establishment of an Infill Development Study/Task Group that will work with the Planning Department to study and implement best practices from other cities to guide redevelopment activities in established neighborhoods. We believe that revitalization of neighborhoods is best accomplished through the investment of residents into building and renovating private homes, and we stand against the practice of unregulated redevelopment of existing neighborhoods by commercial interests. We ask that the City take a firm stand on protecting our older neighborhoods from teardown activities that promote the building of excessively large incompatible structures which damage the fabric of our communities. We believe this can be accomplished in a way that preserves rights for ALL citizens.

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a cooperative effort to bring residents to the table by www.overthetop-insidethebeltline.com and www.communityscale.com the link to this petition is http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Respect4Raleigh/ Raleigh is not alone, battles about teardowns are being waged in towns and cities across the country. This trend toward replacing older stable neighborhoods with newly developed streets of oversized homes will continue unfettered unless action is taken. please spread the word. We do not collect donations through this petition. There is no minimum donation required to participate, simply close the pop-up window at the end of your submission. Thank you for taking the time to voice your concerns.

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Respect4Raleigh-- Bringing Reason, Respect, and Residents to the Table ... for Raleigh. Promoting Healthy Community Growth: http://www.newraleigh.com http://www.communityscale.com http://indyweekblogs.com/citizen http://preservemidtown.blogspot.com http://blogs.nationaltrust.org/todaysnews http://www.overthetop-insidethebeltline.com Places to weigh on this issue: renewraleigh.org http://www.talkingaboutpolitics.com http://www.wral.com/golo/page/1896337/id=2334974

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