News: WakeUP to Good Growth

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Job Announcement

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Associate Director, WakeUP Wake County   WakeUP Wake County is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization focusing on the challenges and opportunities of Wake County’s tremendous growth.  WakeUP leads public engagement on issues that impact quality of life in Wake County and the NC Triangle: transportation, land use, drinking water, public schools, and affordable housing.  WakeUP educates citizens and policymakers about how the Triangle region should plan for growth.  WakeUP’s goal is to ensure sustainable, healthy communities for a better tomorrow.  WakeUP has received...

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WakeUP asks Raleigh to support “Granny Flats” as new housing option

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The need for affordable housing was the hot topic of Raleigh City Council elections this fall. Likewise, this year Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes led an affordable housing committee comprised of experts, civic leaders, and advocates charged with developing an action plan for increasing affordable housing for people on a range of income levels. One recommendation of Wake’s Affordable Housing Plan (approved by the Wake County Commission in October) is permitting Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), commonly known as “granny flats” or “backyard cottages” in our...

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Raleigh transportation bond will bring more bike-ped access

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Traffic is the top concern for Raleigh residents, according to a City of Raleigh survey done last year. On October 12th, Raleigh residents will have the chance to address that concern when they vote on a bond to provide funding for road improvements, transit, sidewalks and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. While the majority of funding would be for roads, the Raleigh for Roads bond will improve access for people across the city, regardless of how they choose to get around. Many roads in Raleigh are in need of maintenance or redesign to accommodate the growth the city is experiencing. At...

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