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Next COA Major Work Deadline:
4:00 pm on September 17

Crabtree Jones House

Photo by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright RHDC
Street Address: 
3017 Wake Forest Road
Date: 
ca. 1795

This Federal-style plantation house features molded weatherboards, modillion cornice, Flemish bond chimneys and six-panel doors. Nathaniel Jones, an early Wake County settler, built the dwelling. Today, the wooded site is an eighteenth-century island surrounded by late twentieth- and early twenty-first century commercial and industrial development. Private residence. 

Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

City Council designated two new landmarks on July 1 and scheduled a joint public hearing between Raleigh City Council and RHDC which has been deferred until September 2 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments regarding another historic landmark application....READ MORE

Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

This winter the City will install new street signage... READ MORE 

Recent concern over new construction in a Raleigh historic overlay district (HOD)... READ MORE 

 

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Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)

The City's new UDO took effect September 1. With that comes a few process changes for Major Work COA Applications and an updated application form. Check out the COA process page on the City's website for more information. New! Approved Minor Work applications available on City web portal here.

 

After a year-long public effort of updating the Design Guidelines, the draft document is in the hands of the City Attorney prior to going to the RHDC and City Council for formal adoption. 

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