Planning DT Raleigh


City Works Through The 2014 Downtown Plan

For those that are not aware, city planning is working with a consultant group to create the next downtown Raleigh plan. This plan will consist of a vision for downtown Raleigh and what it could look like in 10 years. Key to it are achievable goals based around a heavy amount of public input. Recently, […]


Weekend Reel: Downtown Plan

Email readers: This blog post has embedded video. Read the post on the blog to see them. Downtown Plan on YouTube In the quick video above, Raleigh Planning Director Mitchell Silver introduces the ongoing Downtown Plan and why the city is undertaking this effort. In the next video, we have the presentation given by Mr. […]


Municipography, Capital Boulevard, New Convention Hotel, and The Comprehensive Plan Update

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 […]


Market and Exchange Plaza Schematics, We Dive Into The Specs

Exchange Plaza Last month, the city had a public meeting at the Raleigh City Museum and showed off more firm plans for the remake of Exchange and Market Plaza. This is a project that coincides with the renovation of 227 Fayetteville Street, announced almost a year ago. First, background reading if you need it: *Innovate […]


Weekend Listen: City Planning In One Of The Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities

Listen to an interview of Raleigh’s Chief Planning Director, Mitchell Silver on our growth and how to handle it. If the embedded audio doesn’t show for you, click here. With a quarter-century of experience, Silver is well-placed for this job. Since 2005, he has been working to turn Raleigh into a world-class city with a […]


2013 Best of The Blog, Best of the Downtown

As 2013 wraps up, there were plenty of things to look back on. Instead of the typical ‘Year in Review’ post, I’ve listed the five most visited 2013 articles. A lot of these we’ll be tracking in the new year so expect to hear more soon. Here’s the list. #5 Trophy and Crank Arm Bring […]


New Capital Boulevard Designs Out, Status Quo versus New Connections

Cyclists ride under the Capital Boulevard bridge at Peace Street Last night, NCDOT were showing off proposed design alternatives of the upcoming bridge replacements for Capital Boulevard at Peace Street and Wade Avenue. This is an upcoming project that comes out of the need to replace these approximately 50-year-old bridges before they become functionally unsafe. […]


Upcoming NCDOT Public Meeting To Show Off Latest Peace Street, Capital Boulevard Bridge Designs

Capital Boulevard bridge over Peace Street It’s been almost a year and a half since there’s been any major news on the re-design for the area around the Capital Boulevard bridge that goes over Peace Street. On November 19, the NCDOT wants to show off the latest designs for that area. Public Meeting for the […]


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