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City Planning

What Exactly Do They Do?

Planning and Development COVID-19 Information:

With the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the news, we wanted to update you on how the City is addressing the issue. The City of Raleigh, Wake County Public Health, and other local partner organizations are taking measures to prepare for the potential spread of the virus.

Visit our all-inclusive Citywide COVID-19 info page, or read more on Planning and Development specific COVID-19 info.

The department is responsible for planning and visioning for the future growth of Raleigh.

Developing Policy
City Planning works with the community and city officials to put in place land management policies. These policies direct future growth. The goal of City Planning is to create a city where the quality of life is second to none.

Planning for Growth
Raleigh is experiencing growth as people move to the area. Young people are electing to stay in the city which offers a great place to live, work and play. Growth means increased development which changes how the city looks and stresses our resources. How will the city accommodate these changes?

Preparing for Change
By planning for the future, Raleigh can respond to and prepare for these changes. City Planning conducts studies to evaluate how change is impacting the city. These studies go through a public process before they are adopted by the city council. Once adopted these studies become key to shaping future growth and development.




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Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27601

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One Exchange Plaza
Suite 100

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