Angier-Driver Planning and Zoning Study
For information, contact:
Hannah Jacobson, 919-560-4137, ext. 28247
Public Workshop Materials
The Planning Department hosted a public workshop on June 29 to receive input on the direction of the Angier-Driver Planning and Zoning Study. Materials from the meeting can be found in the links below.
Public Workshop Presentation
Introducing the Angier-Driver Land Use and Zoning Study
What We’ve Heard So Far…
Share Your Comments!
Survey: What is your vision for the business district?
Survey: After reviewing the meeting materials, how do you feel about moving forward with the planning process?
The Planning Department will continue to gather input over the summer. A public workshop to discuss next steps will be scheduled for the fall (date TBD).
Reviving the Angier-Driver business district is a goal shared by community members and the City. In 2014, a public works project to give the “streetscape” a fresh facelift was completed. In beautifying the blocks leading to the intersection of Angier Avenue and Driver Street with new trees, benches, sidewalks and crosswalks, the goal was to make the shops more accessible and pleasant to visit. While the streetscape project has been successful in many ways, there are less obvious factors that pose challenges to reviving the commercial district. One challenge is that current zoning (the rules about how properties can be used and developed) can make it difficult for businesses to re-use the existing commercial buildings.
The Planning Department would like to explore these zoning issues by engaging residents and business owners, and people in the neighborhoods who would frequent the Angier-Driver businesses district to work, shop, or dine. What types of businesses and services are most needed in the community? What zoning rules stand in the way of locating those businesses and services in the Angier-Driver business district?
Revitalization of the Angier-Driver business district will not happen overnight, and it cannot be achieved by zoning changes alone. Therefore, partnerships are vital. We will work in tandem with groups like the City’s Small Business Advisory Council, who provide resources and counseling to small and minority owned businesses, to make sure there is awareness among the community of the opportunities in the Angier-Driver business district. It is important that existing residents have a place and have a voice in the success of the Angier-Driver business district now and into the future.