Downtown Culture


Municipography, City Staff Responds to Downtown Vibrancy and Raleigh Union Station

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 […]


Pic of the Week

Click for larger I spotted this poster right in front of the Raleigh Space Parklet located on Salisbury Street. It gives you a good idea where Raleigh’s first parklet is heading. Since we last saw it in November, the space is hugely different and looks to be almost finished with phase 1.


Pic of the Week

The Raleigh Space parklet on Salisbury Street continues to evolve and the team is still working on it. The parklet was installed in early October and is Raleigh’s first.


Pic of the Week

Raleigh’s first parklet at Salisbury and Hargett Street opened last week during the city’s Wide Open Bluegrass, an event that was part of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. They opened it up with live music and now the parklet is open for use. Come check out @raleighspace and listen to some Kickin' Grass band! pic.twitter.com/Cr514GdtQY […]


Raleigh [ ] Space Brings Parklet, Endless Possibilities, to Salisbury Street

Approved last year, Raleigh folks are now working to bring the first parklet to downtown this year. Raleigh [ ] Space is a new initiative consisting of downtown business owners and members of the NC State College of Design to bring the first parklet to the city. The project is still coming together so make […]


Weekend Reel: State of Downtown Raleigh 2014

State of Downtown Raleigh 2014 – video link Note: I hope the video works for you as Granicus didn’t have a download option and their embedded video isn’t the greatest out there. In the video above you can watch this year’s State of Downtown Raleigh. There’s a good panel discussion that includes O’Hara Macken from […]


Muffled Liberty? [UPDATE: 11-10 All good]

Just a quick one today. On a recent walk around downtown Raleigh, I saw that our Liberty Bell replica, located on the bicentennial mall, has been muffled. Hopefully this isn’t a permanent thing. There’s a bad joke out there, for some anyway, because the liberty bell is located across the street from the state legislature […]


Downtown Raleigh is Just Like a Jukebox

I know I posted about taking some time away from the blog but I haven’t left Raleigh just yet and I had some time to put some thoughts together on something that I’ve been thinking about. I went to lunch with a friend this week and we got to talking about the many events that […]


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