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.  We like to broacast on Facebook live when possible, but we currently need a new volunteer to  livestream.  Please contact Dana at if you'd like to get involved! 

Please join us:

Tuesday, November 12, 7:30pm
at the Mordecai Visitors Center 

Meeting highlights:
  • Police Report
  • Parks and Recreation Report
  • Community Engagement Report- Analyst, Pam Adderley
  • Wake Forest Road Diet Updates
  • Vision for Seaboard Station – Developer John Florian/Hoffman Development
  • CAC Vote for Accessory Dwelling Unit zoning overlay application - creation of a MCAC application committee

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


🍁 Zone 8: East Mordecai, Oakdale, Oakwood: DECEMBER 16-29
🍁 Zone 11: Mordecai, Pilot Mill, Person/Blount, Capital Park: JANUARY 1-12

The City of Raleigh’s 2019 - 2020 Seasonal Loose Leaf Collection service will begin on Tuesday, November 12. Annual leaf collection is offered to residents living inside Raleigh city limits.
The City is divided into 12 zones and crews collect leaves using special vacuuming equipment. Crews work zone by zone, completing two passes of neighborhoods between November and early 2020.
To learn what zone you live in and when leaves are scheduled to be collected, visit Weather will impact the speed at which crews can collect leaves. Wet weather significantly hinders collection efforts.

🍁Please remember to do your part:

- Leaves only! No other yard waste or trash in your leaf piles;
- Do not rake or blow leaves into the street. Not only are leaf piles in the street dangerous to motorists and cyclists, they block storm drains and cause flooding; and,
- Place leaves in your yard, typically in the area between the curb and sidewalk but no more than six feet from the edge of the pavement.

If you have questions or concerns, call Raleigh Department of Transportation’s Right of Way Maintenance Division at 919-996-6446 before preparing your leaf pile for collection.

November 8 Road Closure Update:

Blount Street & Person Street Corridor
Construction Update from Engineering Services - Roadway Design and Construction

▪️This week, crews completed paving operations along Person Street and began milling Blount Street.
▪️Starting on Monday, Nov. 11, the contractor began paving Wake Forest Road. They are expected to have Wake Forest Road completed by Thursday. However, for the pavement to adhere correctly, it must be 40 degrees and rising and dry. For that reason, if the weather is wet and or cold, paving will be delayed.
▪️Crews will also continue to mill along Blount Street next week and then raise the utilities along the corridor. Once Wake Forest Road has been repaved, they will begin paving operations along Blount Street.
▪️The contractor is on schedule to have all paving operations completed before Thanksgiving.
▪️We know that milling and paving can be an inconvenience, and we thank you for your patience while we complete work along this busy corridor.

For any questions, please contact the Project Manager, Beth Quinn, PE.

For more information and updates visit:

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

(p) 919-996-3542

Person Street Market * Sunday, November 17 * 10AM to 2PM

Come out to the last Person Street Market  for the season! We'll have live music, local produce, locally made gifts and crafts for holiday shopping, break dancing, hammocks, and more! See you in the parking across from Gringo and the Governor's Mansion, on the corner of Jones and Person!   More info:

New MCAC Livestream volunteer needed NOW!

Dana Deaton has been livestreaming the Mordecai CAC meetings since May 2016. September 8 was 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.   

MCAC Minutes, October 8, 2019

15+ residents of Oakdale, Mordecai, East Mordecai and Pilot Mill. Previous meeting minutes approved.

Police Report- Officer Robert Smith
No Larceny from vehicles last 30 days. 1 commercial break and enter at gas station on Capital Blvd. 1 IRS scam reported.
Halloween safety: Lock your car, take your keys, hide your belongings.
Please report any and all instances of crime, no matter how petty.

Parks and Recreation Report- Chris Moore with Halifax Community Center
Mordecai - Haunted Trolley and Lantern Tours throughout October. 919-996-5364 for more information.
Coffee and Yoga at Halifax on Saturday October 19, 10 am to 11 am. Free and open to the public!

ADU Pros and Cons for Mordecai- City Planner, Matt Klem
New zoning allows for construction of an ADU, which requires a zoning overlay. Minimum for an overlay is 10 contiguous acres. ADU is an extra living unit on a property with an existing household. Can be attached, interior or detached.
To get the zoning overlay you must:
1. Attend a pre-application conference with Planning staff.
2. Host a neighborhood meeting for those n the proposed rezoning area to provide information.
3. Send a ballot to each property within the proposed overlay district.
4. Submit the rezoning application to Planning staff.
5. Present your case for rezoning to the Planning Commission.

Process takes 6-7 months.
Fees associated include: application fees, permitting, construction.
Size restrictions: 20% of principal structure. You can only have one per structure. An additional off-street parking spot is required.
ADUs require utility connections. Live, rent or work only is permitted in an ADU. Cannot be used as an AirbNb.

Contact info: ADU overlay - 919-996-2682.
ADU building plans: 919-996-2495

Motion was presented for MCAC to move forward with gauging interest for an ADU overlay. Motion was seconded, vote will be held at next meeting.

Construction/Roads update- NCDOT is currently repairing a sinkhole near the Capital Blvd NB off ramp to Wake Forest Rd. Ramp is currently closed. Work should be completed this week. Wake Forest Rd. will be closed between Sycamore and Hardings St. from October 7 to October 21.

Miscellaneous Open Positions:
Mordecai Co-Chair (2020); Neighborhood representatives; Social Chair; Facebook Live streamer Visit our website or email:

Pelagic Community Activities- Matt Allen - co-owner
Sun. Oct. 20 (2-4 pm) Stream Clean UP; Free beer and snacks after at Pelagic; Meet at Pelagic at 2 pm Sat. Oct. 26 (1-4 pm) Invasive Species Removal; Meadowbrook Park on Norris St.; Free beer & snacks after Sat. Nov. 2 - Block party on Pace St. in front of Pelagic- Come support the NC Coastal Federation with live music Park Plantings: October 29, 8 - 10 am and November 19, 8 - 10 am

RCAC Bylaws Update: Not enough delegates in attendance at last meeting.

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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