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Municipography: Peace Street West Streetscape Improvements

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]


WakeUP and Explore: 2017 City Livability Tour is on April 29

Whiskey Kitchen on Martin Street, an example of adaptive reuse On Saturday, April 29, WakeUP Wake County is hosting their 3rd annual livability tour with stops all over the southern parts of downtown Raleigh. The “go at your own pace” tour will have stops at a lot of the projects we talk about here on […]


Pic of the Week

The first wave of townhomes at Hargett Place are almost finished. Lined up on Bloodworth Street, shown above, these units are being shown to potential residents now and more units are coming together on East Street.


The City Is looking for Innovative Ideas for Idea Raleigh Competition

Quick post today. No more sitting back and wishing. Submit your ideas over at: idea.raleighnc.gov.


A Walk Around The Dillon

Corner of Martin and Harrington Streets, April 2017. Complementing my post earlier in the week about Raleigh Union Station, I also got a feel for the area around The Dillon and snapped some photos of the current progress. It’s going to be quite the “shot in the arm” for the warehouse district once both of […]


Scoping Out Raleigh Union Station

I walked around West and Martin Streets this weekend to check out Raleigh Union Station. Photos are great but walking the area gives you a sense that it is coming together and you can feel how you’ll interact with the new train station once it is open. (as much as the construction fences would allow […]


A Peek Inside Google Fiber’s New Shop in Glenwood South

Email readers: This blog post has a virtual reality image. Read the post on the blog to see it. I recently had a meeting that was held over at Google’s new shop on Glenwood and took a VR photo inside the new space for the blog. There’s a lot of hype about this new space […]


The Missing Middle Housing Around Downtown Raleigh

Land being cleared along New Bern Avenue. March 2017. Just outside of downtown is an interesting project that I’ve been following. It delves into the affordable housing discussion a bit as well as showing our council’s interest in the topic. To be clear, and try to keep things consistent, I like to separate two types […]


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