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We typically reserve our first blog of the month for highlighting noteworthy development projects. This month, however, we are kicking off Building Safety Month and wanted to tell you about our open house. You can still view all of the development plans and rezoning cases submitted during the last month via our website.

The Development Services Department is excited to be observing Building Safety Month (BSM), a public awareness campaign founded by the International Code Council (ICC), during the month of May. This campaign aims to inform residents and businesses about creating safe and sustainable structures through the adoption of modern building codes, effective code enforcement, and the involvement of well-trained professionals.

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Whew, April has flown by! As we approach May, there are a few things to pass along for your information.

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You may recall that back in February I wrote a blog introducing "Chip's Tip." The article provided great advice from one of our Project Coordinators on setting realistic timelines for development projects. Today, we present our next installment...

Chip’s Tip: Checklists are your friends! Use them to ensure that you’ve got everything you need when submitting an application package to the City.

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Raleigh has been named one of the best places to live, work, and play in America. We’ve welcomed many new residents in recent years, spurring a great deal of development in our city – particularly downtown – where pedestrians are plentiful!

In an effort to keep our pedestrians safe, and to guide developers through the planning and design process, the City’s Public Works Department created the first-of-its-kind pedestrian safety manual entitled “Making Great Strides – A guide to accommodating pedestrians in active work zones.” The document, a compilation of best practices for pedestrian accommodations in work zones, lays out the planning and approval process, provides design examples and resources, and gives tips for successful implementation of safety measures.

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Today's post, as with the first blog of every month, will highlight a few of the more noteworthy development proposals submitted during the last 30 days. And if you're interested in other projects, we'll direct you to our web page describing all other submittals. Keep in mind that these projects are very early in the plan review process, and changes to the design and/or scope may occur in the future as deemed necessary.

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The blog is being published a day early this week so you can have a little extra time to digest the process change taking effect April 1st (explained in detail below).

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