Planning Commission

About the Planning Commission
The Planning Commission advises the City Council on future growth and development issues that affect the City. The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the Council on Comprehensive Plan items, redevelopment plans, changes in development regulations (known as “text changes”), requests to rezone the property, and reviews preliminary site plans, group housing plans, and subdivisions.

The Commission typically meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. Meeting agendas are added to the BoardDocs agenda management portal on the Thursday before the meeting date. During the remote meeting period, all Planning Commission public meetings are broadcast live. Planning Commission meetings can be viewed on the city’s website and RTN 11. The subcommittee meetings are uploaded to the city’s YouTube page. To watch past meetings, visit our video services page.

Participate in upcoming Planning Commission meetings

All individuals (including but not limited to applicants, property owners, and neighbors) must sign up in advance to participate.

To participate you must sign up no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24.

Meeting Date / Time Meeting Location Agenda
Strategic Planning Committee September 21 / 10 a.m. Watch Live Agenda
Text Change Committee September 21 / 4 p.m. Watch Live Agenda
Committee of the Whole
(Sign Up to Speak)
September 23 / 4 p.m. Watch Live Agenda
Infrastructure and Mobility Committee September 23 / 3 p.m. Watch Live Agenda
Planning Commission September 28 / 9 a.m. Watch Live / RTN Agenda
Infrastructure and Mobility Committee September 30 / 3 p.m. Watch Live Agenda

 

Staff Liaison / Email Department Phone Number
Travis Crane Planning and Development 919-996-2656
Chenetha Eason Planning and Development 919-996-2644

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Meeting Information

Current Agenda - September 28, 2021

Meeting Date
A remote electronic public meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28.

Discussion Items

  • TC-10-21 Conflicts of Interest, 160D References, and Board and Commission Composition
  • Z-31-21/National Drive
  • Z-38-21/Knowles Drive
  • Z-46-21/S Saunders Street
  • Z-48-21/Woodsborough Place
  • Z-37-21/Falls of Neuse Road

Other pending items will not be discussed.

To participate you must sign-up no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24.

Public Participation

The Planning Commission bylaws provide that those in favor of the application will be allowed a total of 10 minutes to explain their support and those opposed to the application will be allowed a total of 10 minutes to explain their opposition. The amount of time allotted to each speaker will be determined based upon the number of persons attending the meeting who wish to speak. Therefore, attending the meeting does not guarantee the opportunity to speak, due to these limitations. If you want to make sure that your position is communicated to the Planning Commission, proponents and opponents are encouraged to choose one or two spokespersons to present comments on behalf of the group. Additionally, you may wish to submit written comments directly to the members of the Planning Commission via email to planning.commission@raleighnc.gov.

The Planning Commission agenda for each meeting is published on the city's website no later than Thursday prior to each meeting. All regular Planning Commission meetings begin at 9 a.m. The agenda items are listed sequentially in the order they will be heard; however, the chairperson can alter the order of the agenda during the meeting.

Public Meeting Participation Deadlines for planning Commission Meeting 
To send presentations: 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting
To send written comments: 24 hours before the meeting

Meeting Process + Agenda Structure

Members of the public are welcome to provide comments to the Planning Commission via email or in person at their meetings. To send written comments to the Planning Commission, click on the link below in “Members” to email all Commission members. If you would like to provide comments about a topic that is not included on an agenda, there is the time at the beginning of each meeting for any person to make comments on any item not appearing on the agenda.

Public Meeting Process

Items listed under “Consent Agenda”
These items require a routine action, such as a request for a time extension or referring a discussion item to a subcommittee. Items that appear on the consent agenda are typically not discussed, nor is any final recommendation offered by the Planning Commission. 

Items listed under “Old Business” or “Committee Report”
These items have typically been discussed at previous Planning Commission meetings or subcommittee meetings. The Commission uses subcommittee meetings to discuss issues. Public comment is allowed at the subcommittee meetings. When an item appears as “Old Business” or “Committee Report” on a Planning Commission agenda, the public comment can only be allowed with a three-fourths vote of the commission members.

Items listed under “New Business”
Attendees may wish to make a comment on any of the agenda items listed under “New Business”. “New Business” items will begin with a staff presentation. The staff does not provide a recommendation for the items; rather, they provide basic facts and analysis of city policy. The applicant and proponents of the request will be provided a total of ten minutes to comment. All opponents of the request are also provided a total of ten minutes, with individual speakers provided with a total of two minutes to provide comments. With a three-fourths vote of the Commission, these time limits can be increased.

Members

The Planning Commission is composed of 10 members, nine appointed by the Raleigh City Council and one appointed by the Wake County Board of Commissioners. The County-appointed member must reside in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City.  All members serve terms of two years and cannot serve more than three consecutive terms or six consecutive years. Members also serve on various subcommittees, as listed below.

Member Serving Through Committee Assignments
Roberta Fox
Chair
Wake County Appointee
1st Term Expires, 6/30/22 Committee of the Whole, Text Change,
Strategic Planning,
Infrastructure and Mobility
CJ Mann
Vice-Chair
2nd Term Expires, 3/19/23 Committee of the Whole, Infrastructure and Mobility
Nicole H. Bennett
Chair of Transit & Infrastructure
1st Term Expires, 3/20/22 Committee of the Whole, Strategic Planning,
Infrastructure and Mobility
Brian Dautel 1st Term Expires, 6/14/23 Committee of the Whole, Text Change,
Strategic Planning
Adrianne Elder 1st Term Expires, 6/8/23 Committee of the Whole, Infrastructure and Mobility
Jennifer Lampman
Chair of Strategic Planning
1st Term Expires, 9/2/21 Committee of the Whole, Strategic Planning
Blannie Cheng Miller
Chair of Text Change
1st Term Expires, 12/5/21 Committee of the Whole, Text Change
Brian O’Haver 1st Term Expires, 6/9/22 Committee of the Whole, Text Change
Dean Rains 1st Term Expires, 3/2/23 Committee of the Whole, Text Change
Vacant    

Contacting the Commission
You can email the entire Commission or send an email to the individual members by clicking on their names above.

If you would like to send a mailed letter to the Commission, please send it to the address below.

City of Raleigh Planning Commission
Attn: Travis Crane
P.O. Box 590
One Exchange Plaza – 3rd floor
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-0590

If you would like to be considered for service on the Planning Commission, please complete the online interest form.

Committee of the Whole (COW)

The Committee of the Whole is an informal special meeting of the full Planning Commission to have further discussions on specific referral items. The Planning Commission bylaws state that rezoning requests that are deemed inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan and future land use map are automatically referred to the Committee of the Whole. Additionally, requests for Planned Development or Campus District are also automatically referred to this Committee.

Text Change Committee (TCC)

The Text Change Committee is a subcommittee where changes to the zoning code, known as the Unified Development Ordinance, are discussed. This subcommittee reviews the language of any potential code change.

If you are interested in participating, please email Justin.Rametta@raleighnc.gov

Strategic Planning Committee (SPC)

The Strategic Planning Committee is a subcommittee of the Planning Commission. This subcommittee can discuss policy issues related to land use and development.

  • Current Agenda - September 21, 2021
  • Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.
  • Meeting Location: Virtual
  • Discussion Items:
    • Mechanics and Economics of Affordable Housing Development

If interested in participating, please email Ira.Mabel@raleighnc.gov.

Infrastructure and Mobility Committee (IMC)

The Infrastructure and Mobility Committee is a subcommittee of the Planning Commission. This subcommittee can discuss issues related to transportation, transit, and infrastructure policies and improvements and connections related to land use or large transportation planning efforts.

  • Current Agenda: - September 23, 2021
  • Meeting Schedule: Fourth Thursday of the month at 3 p.m.
  • Meeting Location: Virtual
  • Discussion Items: TBD

If interested in participating, please email Carmen.Kuan@raleighnc.gov.

Archived Minutes

The minutes for the Planning Commission and Planning Commission subcommittees are contained on the BoardDocs agenda management portal. If you would like to obtain meeting minutes prior to 2017, please send an email to Chenetha Eason.