Downtown Culture

Municipography, Parking and Outdoor Seating, The Finale

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 […]

Glenwood South Crosswalks

A volunteer group of good folks in Glenwood South came together and put art on the streets. Three designs from local artists have been applied to three crosswalks on Glenwood at Jones, North, and Tucker Street. These citizen-led projects are always high-quality. The bottom-up approach is fueled by passion and if you haven’t participated in […]

Sidewalk Seating Ordinance Survey Results

This is a cross-post from the Raleigh Downtown Living Advocates. I helped put together a member survey to get an idea of what people thought about the currently under trial outdoor dining ordinance. During the month of October, the DLA conducted a survey that tried to get an idea of how things are going with […]

No Class on this Sidewalk Drinking Ordinance At All

I took the photo posted above, click for larger, this past Saturday morning. I was out for a walk and Fayetteville Street is littered with these cheaply printed signs that say, “No Alcohol Beyond This Point.” How many can you count in that photo? I had to sigh and this is yet more ugliness coming […]

Downtown Apartment Buildings in 2015

Earlier in the week, I highlighted the next downtown apartment building to open, The Lincoln. Today, I wanted to step back a bit and share some thoughts about the general downtown apartment landscape and the market around them. Here are some quick thoughts on the state of new developments that cater to the rental market. […]

The Lincoln Apartments Now Open

The Lincoln Apartments I was fortunate enough to be invited on a tour of The Lincoln Apartments recently. The 224-unit apartment building that is located one block east of Moore Square brings luxury studio, 1, and 2 bedroom apartments with plenty of amenities to keep residents happy. I wanted to write about the tour and, […]

Feedback on Outdoor Dining in Downtown, PUPS

Dear members of the Raleigh City Council, I want to write to you today with some concerns about the proposed change in hours for outdoor dining in downtown Raleigh. In my opinion, closing down outdoor dining areas earlier will reduce the noise levels a negligible amount to be useful at the expense of economic vitality […]

Outdoor Seating Ordinance Changes Being Discussed

Email readers: This blog post has embedded video. Read the post on the blog if you can’t see it. If the video doesn’t show for you, watch it here. I’m into this outdoor seating “controversy” and wanted to get some ideas and thoughts out there on the blog. First, let’s start with some history. If […]

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