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As city officials plan to develop a vibrant, residential downtown, many critics express concern that Raleigh will lose its character to high-rises and uniform buildings. The new plan intends to respond to the demand for more housing and to provide a public transit system, but urban development comes with a price.
Passage Home, a non-profit organization that provides housing to Raleigh's poor, has come under scrutiny. Many claim the group is composed of outsiders who seek to exploit poor residents while making money from government grants.
Raleigh’s City Council is considering a bond referendum that will be used to revitalize the city’s downtown. Downtown development would include housing, entertainment options, and shopping. The council is being advised not to rush development so that the development spurs growth, unlike the last revitalization project. A caucus will hear citizens’ and professionals’ feedback before any decisions are made.