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Happy Spring! Today’s blog picture is a great shot of Fayetteville Street as the trees are beginning to bloom. And although there’s a lot of pollen in the air, it sure feels great to go for a stroll and soak up the sun!

We are working really hard to get the word out about an upcoming change to one of our procedures. Effective April 1st, all site approvals, including Final Site, Infrastructure Construction Plans, or Concurrent Review, whichever are applicable, must be secured and included in a Commercial Standard Review submittal package before it is accepted by the City for review.  This initiative is a result of ongoing staff and stakeholder discussions focused on process improvement with a specific goal to streamline the building review process, reduce the number of review cycles needed for approval and reduce redundancies identified under prior procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact Bradley Kimbrell, Development Services Customer Service Center Manager, at 919-996-2233.

Another change you’ll want to take note of is with regard to our development forms and applications. In a previous post, I noted that they are getting a makeover, meaning that they will have a new, cleaner look.

On a side note, we currently make all of our City Planning and Development Services forms and applications available in both Word and PDF versions. To simplify, we will be removing all of the Word versions from the web. The PDF forms can either be printed and filled out by hand, or completed electronically. Copies of forms are also available at the Development Services Customer Service Center and Litchford Road Satellite Office.

The task of removing the Word documents should be complete within a couple of months. We just wanted to give you a heads-up. If you have any questions, or need assistance with filling out a form, please don’t hesitate to contact either of the offices linked above. If you need the Adobe Acrobat reader so you can view PDF’s, you can visit the website for a free download.

That’s all for today! Have a great week.

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    Customer Service Center
    1 Exchange Plaza
    Raleigh, NC 27602
  • 919-996-2495
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    8320-130 Litchford Road
    Raleigh, NC 27615
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