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Weekend Reel: The State of the City 2014

City of Raleigh – State of the City address 2014 on YouTube Embedded and linked above is Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane’s 2014 State of the City speech. Lots of downtown activities were mentioned including major topics like transit and the future of the Dorothea Dix campus.


Raleigh Planning Director Mitchell Silver Taking Job in New York City

Exhale. Yes. I am the new @NYCParks Commissioner. Thank you Mayor de Blasio and New York City. — Mitchell Silver (@mitchell_silver) March 21, 2014 Congratulations to Mitchell Silver on the new job. Raleigh has accomplished a lot while he was here. What’s next for Raleigh planning?


RalCon Turns Seven Today, Stride Isn’t Slowing Down

Downtown Raleigh in July, 2006. Lucky number seven? The blog has made it another year and maybe this time I will figure out something to do to celebrate it. A Raleigh beer perhaps? What I do like to do is use this time to dig into the photo vault and take something out. Sure we […]


RalCon Down For A Few Weeks

Connoisseurs, I’m slowing things down for awhile. I have some extended travel coming up soon and since my work schedule and other commitments are busy, I thought I’d step away from the blog for a bit. It’ll only be for a few weeks though. See you in September.


Two Triangle Startup Spaces Announce Expansions in Downtown Raleigh by Derrick Minor

[I'm reposting this article with permission from the Innovation Raleigh blog and author Derrick Minor. Rather than rewrite last weeks big news of the expansion of the local startup community, Derrick is the perfect person to be sharing all the details. Thank you, Derrick for allowing me to repost for RalCon readers. - Leo] The […]


Today, RalCon Fills a Six Pack of Blogging History

We’ve made it to six, SIX years of blogging. Let me get up and dance real quick……….. I really have no interesting story about how this website was started. I was bored at work one day and started blogging. It just stuck and here we are. What can you expect from this blog in the […]


Municipography, Downtown Retail

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 […]


What A Destination Park on the Dix Campus Means to Downtown

There was a lot of news last week on the future of the Dorothea Dix campus, located southwest of downtown, and how our state governor is making moves to turn it into a destination park. The controversy here is how best to use the 306 acres of undeveloped, state-owned land. Park land, sell it off, […]


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