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Please read this post for important information about changes taking effect on January 1st. This blog covers changes to the submittal requirements for Concurrent Review and Infrastructure Construction Plans, and changes to the N.C. State Building Codes. It will also provide details of the recently approved TC-8-15, new instructions for submitting presentations to City Council, and links to the latest Development Services quarterly performance reports.

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A couple of weeks ago we shared some exciting news about our new Assistant Planning Directors.  Today I have even more good news – we’ve got a new Chief Building Official (CBO)!

Please join me in congratulating our new CBO, Leon Skinner. He’s been with the City since 2007, previously serving as a Continuing Education Coordinator and Building Plans Examiner Supervisor at the City’s satellite office on Litchford Road. Leon is certified as a N.C. Level III Inspector for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fire Protection trades. He is also certified by the International Code Council (ICC) in all trades, and is certified as a level II firefighter, OSHA Hazardous Materials Technician, Asbestos Inspector, and Zoning Official.

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On November 16th, the Raleigh City Council unanimously adopted the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) zoning map. The approval means that approximately 30% of the City has been rezoned - and represents years of work by a number of dedicated people. The process included public meetings, extensive review by the Planning Commission, two public hearings, and a number of City Council work sessions to address concerns that were raised during the adoption process.

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Our offices will be closed Thursday, 11/26 and Friday, 11/27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. I'll be back next week with a new blog post about the newly adopted UDO zoning map. Until then, have a wonderful holiday! I hope you enjoy all the simple pleasures this beautiful season has to offer.

The unthankful heart...discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John F. Kennedy

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck

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If you haven’t already heard Ken Bowers’ recent announcement, allow me to fill you in! We are excited to have two new assistant directors in the Department of City Planning. Part of a new organizational plan that was developed this past summer, the new positions will each serve unique roles within the department.

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Our offices will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day. We appreciate the many sacrifices made by all who serve/have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and honor you on this day.

Here are a few updates for the month of November:

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