The Blount Street Commons project is designed to revitalize the neighborhood bounded by Peace Street on the north, Lane Street on the south, Wilmington Street on the west and Person Street on the east.
The 21-acre project, being conducted in four phases over the next three years, involves moving eight Victorian houses to make room for 495 condominiums, townhouses, row houses and carriage houses. The existing houses will be shifted to lots in the neighborhood now occupied by parking.
21 acres is very significant. I think this area will be a sleeper ‘hot spot’ for downtown. It may not have flashy skyscrapers but will have a good community type feel. Somehow, I hope it adds some life to the dead government district directly west of it. Click here for previous posts about the project.
(still trying to get WRAL video embed to work here)
- Blount Street – Person Street Corridor Study Approved, Plans For Walkable, Livable Streets (August 4, 2013, 2 Comments)
- Beneath The Parking Lot [UPDATE 11:10 AM] (February 10, 2013, 5 Comments)
- Picture: Heck-Andrews House (July 6, 2009, 6 Comments)