Clover Lane

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  • Catherine Clodfelter

  • Brian Lee

  • David Plotner

Clover Lane Rezoning Committee


CLOVER LANE: the planning commission voted on November 8 to approve the Clover Lane rezoning request (Z-43-2022) , 7-1. The next step in this process will be City Council on January 3.

One Planning Commissioner voted against the application because the conditions needed more work, and she wished to underscore that point to City Council.

Many neighbors are involved with the Clover Lane Rezoning Committee and are disappointed in the outcome of today's vote. Concerns include height, runoff, traffic, and density. The proposal does not specify if a three, four, or five story building, apartments, townhomes, or single family homes would be built. The current residents of Clover Lane would be displaced, and this area is considered to be "naturally occurring affordable housing". If you want to get more involved with the case please check and post in the #clover-lane channel on our Slack workspace or email

Note: If you are FOR the Clover Lane Zoning please reach out. You can email or Typically the CAC does not take "sides" on issues and tries to remain non-partisan, assisting community members with communication and action. However for big cases with large community impact we may poll the neighbors and take a stand as the Mordecai community. We need to know that efforts of the committee represent the majority of Mordecai residents.

Past updates/links:

An application for rezoning was filed on May 8, 2022:

It is currently under review, and you can see a status and details here:

  • Clover Lane Rezoning: Second public meeting held on Wednesday, August 24, 6pm at Halifax Community Center

From the chairs: "We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to come and discuss concerns or ask questions. Even if you are happy with the application, the only way we can make sure the neighbors are all heard is to show up and talk. The applicant will write notes about what gets said at this meeting and that will be filed and submitted to the City as part of the application. So, regardless of your viewpoint about the proposed application, come and share it. That’s the only way we can work toward making sure any redevelopment addresses everyone’s concerns."

  • On September 27, the Raleigh Planning Commission heard the Clover Lane Rezoning case. After a 50 minute presentation and extended discussion, case Z-43-22 was deferred to the Infrastructure and Mobility Committee. Thanks to Catherine Clodfelter, Sara Merz, and Ralph Flanary for speaking and to nearly 20 Mordecai neighbors coming to support and hold signs. Community members are concerned about traffic, preservation of the NCOD, loss of naturally occurring affords housing, height, stormwater runoff, access, and more.

A community committee has been formed and is meeting weekly and having discussions on Slack. If you have questions or would like to help, please contact neighborhood leaders Catherine Clodfelter, Brian Lee, Adam Ridge, and David Plotner by emailing:

Join us on Slack:

The MCAC Clover Lane channel is open and welcomes any resident of the Mordecai Community. Email for info or join our Slack Workspace.

Committee Mission Statement:

The Clover Lane Rezoning Committee will channel neighborhood feedback about the Clover Lane rezoning options to advocate for the interests of property owners and residents.


Mordecai Place Neighborhood Plan/ NCOD:

In the early 1990’s, the Mordecai Neighborhood decided it wanted to participate in a city supported neighborhood planning process. In early 1994, the Raleigh City Council appointed 12 residents to a Mordecai Neighborhood Planning Task Force. Input was gathered from CAC residents at monthly CAC meetings as well as from “special” community meetings. From start to finish, the planning process took approximately nine months, culminating with approval of the Neighborhood Plan by City Council in September 1994.

The Mordecai Neighborhood Plan established the framework for the CAC seeking and obtaining two Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts (NCOD), a rezoning of part of the CAC from R-10 to Special R-6, and a listing of part of the CAC in the National Register of Historic Places. Considerable work has been done on a variety of other issues identified in the Neighborhood Plan, including pedestrian and vehicular traffic concerns. View the PDF document and maps here.

NCOD for Clover Lane:

Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Districts (NCODs) are generally limited to lot size, front setback and heights. This is the NCOD for Clover Lane according to the UDO. Note: the parcel is currently non-conforming. The apartments were built in 1967 before the NCOD was implemented.

Mordecai Neighborhood Plan NCOD, R-10:

b.Conservation District 2 (east of Wake Forest Road, south of Cedar Street and portions of Courtland Drive - see Mordecai Plan boundaries)

i.Minimum lot size: 7,260 square feet.

ii.Maximum lot size: 14,520 square feet.

iii.Minimum lot width: 50 feet.

iv.Maximum lot width: 100 feet.

v.Front yard setback: Minimum of 15 feet; maximum of 25 feet.

vi.Maximum building height: 35 feet.