Mordecai CAC

the key to strong community 

Please join your neighbors at our monthly community meetings.  The Mordecai CAC meets at 7:30pm in the Visitors Center at the Mordecai Historic Park on the second Tuesday of each month, September-June. Meetings usually last an hour. Meetings are also broadcast on Facebook live when possible, so please tune in on the Mordecai CAC facebook page or watch the recording later.

Back in session!

Summer is almost over and fall is around the corner. Learn about the Wake Forest Road Diet and RCAC by-laws. During the meeting will take some time to voice current concerns and how to get involved. We will also discuss volunteer opportunities for live streaming, committees and leadership. Create impact where you live. 

Reconnect with neighbors, get the latest community news and start getting involved! Come out and represent. 

Meeting highlights:

Tuesday, September 10, 7:30pm
at the Mordecai Visitors Center 

Meeting highlights:
  • Police Report- Downtown District Crime Prevention Sgt. Marx will update the community on crime and safety issues
  • Wake Forest Road construction updates,  Beth Quinn
  • Community Engagement Report
  • Neighborhood Recognition Award Recipient Selection
  • Community Conversation / Neighborhood Mingle

Read the city MCAC news for more info and the June meeting minutes.

Neighborhood Play Cart needs a new home- NOW! 

Several years ago, a group of neighbors successfully applied for a city grant to purchase a play cart for Mordecai. The idea was to have sturdy items available that could be borrowed for children's events, including the annual Mordecai picnic. The original "cart keeper" would like to find it a new home. The "keeper" would need to provide a secure location for the cart, make sure the cart was returned in a timely fashion after an event and pitch items that become worn or broken. If you're interested in learning more about this opportunity, please let me know! Merrilee Jacobson, 1212 Courtland Dr.,

New MCAC Livestream volunteer needed beginning October 2019

Dana Deaton has been livestreaming the Mordecai CAC meetings since May 2016 and is ready to step down.  September 8 will be her last meeting for livestreaming, so we need to find a new person to take on this responsibility.  Please reach out to Dana ASAP if you are willing to do this.   

Construction is IN PROGRESS on Wake Forest Road through the Mordecai Community!

The contractor began work along the Wake Forest Road section of the project on September 3. The milling and paving work is scheduled to take place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., and the signal and concrete work is expected to take place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Weather permitting, the contractor is scheduled to take one week for milling and one week for paving. The milled surface will not be left open to traffic any longer than two weeks.

There are parking restrictions in place during construction. Please adhere to all temporary no-parking signs along the corridor.

More information about the Blount Street - Person Street Phase I Implementation can be found here:…/…/BlountPersonStreetProject.html

For any questions, please contact the Project Manager.  Beth will be at our September 10 meeting as well. 

Beth Quinn, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Engineer
City of Raleigh
Engineering Services Department
Roadway Design & Construction

(p) 919-996-3542

MCAC Minutes, June 11, 2019

Meeting Minutes Attendees: 20+ representing Oakdale, Mordecai, East Mordecai,  and Pilot Mill.

May minutes approved.

Police Report- Sergeant Marx Crime in past month in line with previous mo. 1 motor vehicle theft, 2 home break-ins. One was under construction at the time. This month is Gun Violence Awareness month, so you will see a lot of the buildings downtown lit up in orange. Public meetings on traffic stop data, 2010 to 2018. Next meeting is Thurs. night at the McKimmon Center; more info online.

Community Engagement Report- Neighborhood Arts Fund Area artists will work with CACs beginning approximately July. Applications on Housing website. Up to 2k in funds available.

2030 Comprehensive Plan Update-Ira Mable Goals are to respond to latest trends, integrate planning initiatives, incorporate new best practices, refresh stale policies/actions. Community outreach concerns included sustainable, transit-accessible development, parks and public spaces, housing and affordability, transportation, economic development, quality of design, downtown and communication. Resilience, housing, development transitions, transportation and sustainability wither themed meetings authorized by Council and held in 2017. Public review of draft document was publicized via social media with options for people to comment, which resulted in 2k points of input from citizens with 300 comments on the draft. Review & Adoption requirements include City Council referral to Planning Commission, who review & recommend during public meetings. Council decided to divide plan into 5 parts with 5 separate reviews. Process is near completion, with one meeting left next Wednesday June 19. Next public hearing will be July 2 at 7 pm before the City Council. More information available on-line.

ADU Presentation- Ira Mable City Planning 919-966-2682 ADU is a dwelling unit located on the same lot as a house but smaller and used independently. Typically include a living area, sleeping area, kitchen, lockable entrance and bathroom. They are only allowed within the boundaries of an ADU overlay district (ADU OD), which are created through a rezoning application process that requires the following steps: 1. Pre-application conference with Planning staff. 2. Neighborhood meeting in the proposed rezoning area. 3. Ballot sent to each property owner with the proposed overlay district. 4. Rezoning application submitted t Planning staff. 5. Case for rezoning presented to Planning Commission. 6. Case for rezoning presented to City Council.

Traffic Calming and Neighborhood Traffic Management Program 3 tools for traffic calming 1. Reduce speed limit 2. Traffic calming project (speed bump, etc.) 3. Multi-stop sign. All tools are requested/managed by the Neigh. Traffic Mgmt. group. Call 919-996-4066 or email at

MCAC 2019 - 2020 budget Approved
Newsletters Delivered to all neighborhoods over the weekend.
37th Annual Potluck June 30th 4:30-6:30 pm (Mordecai Historic Park) Bring blankets, chairs, side dish for live music and fun activities for kids.
July 4: Neigh. Parade thru Pilot Mill @ 10:30am at Harp A& Cedar St., ends at Mordecai Mini Park w/ snacks and play time.
August 6: National Night Out/Ice Cream Social at Halifax Community Center

Open positions: (Mordecai Co-Chair; Neighborhood representatives; Social Chair, Communications co-chair). If interested visit our website or email:

Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council 

The Mordecai CAC is one of 19 CACs in the City of Raleigh.

The Mordecai Citizens Advisory Council provides a means for citizens to participate in the city’s decision-making process. 

Join us:
Second Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Mordecai Historic Park Visitors Center
1101 Wake Forest Road

View the city MCAC newsletter 

Learn about CACs | Zoning and Development

The Mordecai CAC covers several downtown neighborhoods and includes all residents north of Peace Street and south of Atlantic Avenue, between Brookside and West Street.
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