In late 2015 and early 2016, the city began to replace all streetlights in Raleigh identical “Roadway” fixtures. The Roadway is intended for main thoroughfares, yet was being placed in residential neighborhoods as well. Fortunately, the city had to go through the process of getting approval for the lights that were to be placed in historic districts. OCPA was instrumental in providing evidence that the Roadway is not suitable for historic districts and the application was denied.
We continue to work with the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood, the City of Raleigh and Duke Energy Progress utility company to achieve appropriate lighting for historic districts.