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Raleigh City Council Meeting June 20th, 2023

Dear ShawU Nation,

Here’s a quick Rezoning Recap for The ShawU District – to make sure you’re up-to-date.

May 2022 – Kickoff for introductory planning meetings and community outreach to receive input about launching The ShawU District.

June 2022 – Began a series of Community Engagement Meetings and Neighborhood Meetings to hear from students, staff, faculty, alumni, neighbors, and partners about what the needs are for The ShawU District.

January 2023 – Meetings and presentations before the City of Raleigh Planning Commission to apply for rezoning.

February 28, 2023 —Planning Commission votes to approve rezoning for The ShawU District and makes a positive recommendation to the City Council.

Spring 2023 – Meetings and presentations before the Raleigh City Council; awaiting a final vote for rezoning approval on June 20, 2023.

June 20, 2023 – Raleigh City Council Meeting at 1:00 p.m. – to vote on the rezoning application for The ShawU District. Please plan to attend!

What can you do to show your support?

  • Arrive at least 1 1⁄2 hours in advance to secure seating for the meeting (i.e., 11:30 a.m.);

  • Wear ShawU District T-Shirts or apparel to show your support;

  • Sit in the seating area directly behind the podium; and hold up signs in support of The ShawU District (ShawU to provide signage);

  • Signup to speak on the City website in support of Shaw University during the City Council meeting (be prepared to speak if additional time for comments is provided);

  • Confirm your support by visiting website and including your name/email on the website form.

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