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Boylan Flats Plans 48 Apartments on Boylan Avenue

Future site of Boylan Flats Site plans for Boylan Flats were submitted (SR-066-16) to the city recently, a new development consisting of 48 apartments at 615 North Boylan Avenue. This is the surface parking lot directly behind the McDonald’s that faces Peace Street and The Paramount across Boylan Avenue. Rather than a 200+ unit, multi-property […]


Pic of the Week

More like Render of the Week. Above is the rendering for Hargett Place, a group of 19 townhomes for East Hargett Street. I’m into this project because of the high-quality (perceived anyway) as well as unique townhome design shown in these renderings. This is a housing type that I think is hugely lacking around downtown […]


Pic of the Week

Looking up at the crane over the site of The Dillon, it gives you a sense of what kind of presence the new building will be along Harrington Street. (assuming the crane is at its highest height, not to be raised later, of course)


A Walk up South Street

West South Street, August 2016 On a warm Sunday morning, I took a walk along South Street, an area of downtown Raleigh that has a lot to talk about. South Street used to be the original southern boundary to the entire city. Today, you could argue it’s the southern boundary of downtown but generally Western […]


Weekend Video: Capital Boulevard Makeover

From the meeting this week hosted by NCDOT, the video above was being played on a loop at the Borden Building in Fred Fletcher Park Thursday evening. If you can’t see the embedded video, go here. The video is a great watch for those following this project and construction starts on Wade Avenue first this […]


The Smoky Hollow Neighborhood May Be Making a Comeback

Looking West down Peace Street, August 2016 What would it take for a Raleigh neighborhood of the 1900s that was completely wiped out, literally paved over, to come back? It seems naming a new development in the 2000s after it would be a start. The Smokey Hollow project will be a 12-story mixed-use project with […]


Pic of the Week

The latest addition to Christ Church is starting to really take shape these days. You’ve got to hand it to them for trying to make their newest expansion along Edenton Street match the historic building. They have an album of construction photos on their Flickr page.


Residence Inn Close to the Top

Raleigh Convention Center and future Residence Inn Checking in with the Residence Inn being built next to the Raleigh Convention Center, the hotel on Salisbury Street was working on the ninth floor. Below is my shot from the sidewalks as well as a photo from Twitter from the air. Nine stories built at Residence Inn […]


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