Over the last 15 years, Raleigh has done much to improve upon the stormwater runoff problems generated by new developments, but it wasn’t until last November that they began regulating the impact of smaller, residential projects.
Photographer Karen Tam attended the Women’s March in Raleigh this past weekend, which had an estimated turnout of about 17,000 people.
This is the first edition of a new bimonthly feature where will we take a look at a selection of some of the most interesting (or least boring: take your pick) items set for discussion at the upcoming City Council Meeting. It differs slightly from our old “Council Agenda Preview” in that it’s less comprehensive and won’t examine every single item on the Council’s oft-lengthy agenda.
Affordable Housing: Only 90s Kids Will Remember This Edition: In the final years of the 20th century, Episcopal Housing Partners developed two affordable apartment complexes within Raleigh: Fox Haven, which has 32 two-bedroom and 16 three-bedroom apartments and rents ranging from $690 per month to $865 per month & Walnut Woods, which has 33 two-bedroom apartments renting for $700 per month and three three-bedroom units renting for $775 per month. The City of Raleigh provided “gap financing” for both these projects in the form of second mortgages; $256,000 for Walnut Woods and $500,000 for Fox Haven.
Photographer Karen Tam was on hand this weekend for the dedication of the MLK Jr. Gardens re-opening this past weekend. Enjoy!