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Communication team, pictured from left: Sharon Felton, Aaron Sheppard, Stephanie Currier, David Langley, Jorge Gao

DSinsider is celebrating a big milestone! It has been one year since we launched our blog which means that more than fifty articles have been written covering a multitude of topics related to both City Planning and Development Services.

Our top posts from the past year are:

1. Get the inside scoop with Raleigh’s new Development Services blog
2. Pedestrian plazas are getting a makeover!
3. NOT getting permits for home improvement projects can be a costly mistake
4. Locate property information using iMaps
5. We have a new Customer Service Center Manager!
6. Official zoning hearing for UDO Zoning Map set for July 7
7. What do you love most about Raleigh? Share your photos on Instagram!
8. Raleigh’s Online Development Center makes life a little easier

This is a great time to acknowledge the awesome communication team (see blog photo) that I am lucky to be a part of, all of whom have contributed to the success of this blog. Without them, it just wouldn’t be what it is.

And as we embark on our second year of blogging, I’d like to thank all of our readers from Raleigh and across the United States for consistently visiting and commenting on our posts.  You've helped make DSinsider a great resource for relevant, timely information about changes in policy/procedure, new staff members, code changes, new services, public meetings, and helpful tips for navigating the development review process.

All articles posted to DSinsider are assigned "tags" to make searching as easy as possible. To search for topics that are important to you, type your keyword(s) in the DSinsider search box for a list of related articles. You can also scroll down the page to view the “cloud tags” for popular topics. If your search does not yield a related article, I encourage you to contact me so that I can direct you to information on the City’s website or write a post that is relevant to the subject you are interested in. All requests and correspondence can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you so much for all the support you’ve given us this year! We hope you continue to follow DSinsider and share this great resource with others in the community.

Have a wonderful day!

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