Infill Compatibility Standards
We, the undersigned, are concerned that recent building trends may cause irreparable harm to the history, character, livability, and diversity of Raleigh's older neighborhoods.
We request that the City enact the INFILL COMPATIBILITY STANDARDS provided for in the Unified Development Ordinance of the Comprehensive Plan.
The Infill Compatibility Standards proposed for the UDO, which is to be adopted later this year (2012) by the City Council, provide standards for homeowners and builders to use when building or renovating in existing neighborhoods. The intent is to “accommodate and encourage compatible development in existing residential neighborhoods, while reinforcing the established character of the neighborhood and mitigating adverse impacts on adjacent homes.” The UDO draft document includes specific rules for street setbacks and the height and length of the sides of buildings.
We ask that the City take a firm stand on protecting our older neighborhoods from activities that promote the building of incompatible structures by adopting these infill standards. We believe that adopting the Infill Compatibility Standards recommended by the City of Raleigh Planning Department is necessary to protect the rights of ALL citizens.