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Pic of the Week

Email readers: This blog post has a virtual reality image. Read the post on the blog to see it. If you haven’t been by in awhile, there is a lot of activity taking place around The Dillon site. The parking deck is starting to rise up and both apartment buildings are in the beginning phases […]


Rendering of 301 Hillsborough Shows Double Tower Development

Click for larger Posted here is the latest rendering of 301 Hillsborough, which comes courtesy of The Lundy Group. It was released a few weeks ago so it may not be new to some readers but I’m putting it here for posterity. For reference, in the foreground you’ll see a gray box of a building. […]


Dissecting Hotel Designs in the latest Administrative Alternates

These Administrative Alternates for Design basically write the blog post themselves. Looking at two AADs submitted on the city’s development website, one for the Hilton Dual-Brand on Davie Street and the other for the Courtyard Marriott on McDowell Street, it looks like the building design is asking for an exception to the standards defined in […]


Taking A Look At The Future Courtyard Marriott on McDowell Street

Rendering of future hotel on McDowell Street. Rendering comes courtesy of Winwood Hospitality Group. That’s it. 2017 is going to be the year of the downtown hotel. However, you could probably see that coming if you really paid attention last year, right? Anyway, let’s take a look at the recently submitted plans for a hotel […]


Pic of the Week

Residence Inn construction site, January 2017 Checking in on the progress at the Residence Inn on Salisbury Street. Most of the exterior materials are in place and the hotel is planning to be open this Spring. I can’t say I’m very excited about the color palette used on this project, especially on the rear (west […]


Pic of the Week

The sites of various car repair shops and the former Ice Market and Grill building have been cleared along West South Street. 42 units of residential are planned for this land, which were covered in more detail in this post.


Latest Update for Dual-Brand Hotel on Davie Street

Corner of Davie and McDowell Street, December 2016. Revisiting a topic we talked about in May 2015, new site plans for a hotel at the corner of Davie and McDowell Streets popped up at the city recently. Plans show a 259-room dual-brand (Hilton Garden and Homewood Suites) hotel with interior parking in a 13-story building. […]


Site Plans Show 10-Story Building for Gateway Center

The end of Kindley Street, 3D view from Google. Click to see on Google Maps. Back in the summer of 2016, we took a look at the Gateway Center, the area along Salisbury Street near the performing arts center and Raleigh Convention Center. I’m guessing few of us have had any real interactions with this […]


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