Planning DT Raleigh


Downtown Developer Greg Hatem on Downtown Vibrancy

At last week’s city council meeting, Greg Hatem, owner of Empire Properties and Empire Eats, stood up and shared some thoughts. He had a few things to say about our city’s vibrancy and the ongoing discussions with the outdoor amplified sound permitting. Here’s the video of Mr. Hatem’s comments and the following council discussion. If […]


Municipography – Stone’s Warehouse and Plaza Upgrades

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 […]


Multiple Rezoning Requests on the Table

There’s a nice cluster of rezoning requests at the city right now that could bring new development to where there is currently none or very little existing activity. The RalCon commenters have been all over it recently so I wanted to bring it up top for more exposure. Rezoning requests don’t sound exciting but it […]


Stone’s Warehouse and Affordable Housing

Stone’s Warehouse, photo taken December 2014 Just outside of downtown Raleigh is a site that’s getting a lot of attention lately. The block containing what is called Stone’s Warehouse at 500 East Davie Street could see a major renovation and new development in the near future. This city-owned property could be sold soon and transformed […]


Video: Wake Transit Plan Kick Off Meeting

Wake Transit Plan Kick Off Meeting on YouTube I just wanted to share this real quick. Here’s the video from this week’s transit meeting that took place at the Raleigh Convention Center. It was a great presentation by Jarrett Walker and I encourage readers to watch the whole thing. In addition, you can follow the […]


Downtown Raleigh Hotel Scene Being Looked at in Upcoming Study

The Hampton Inn in Glenwood South During this week’s Raleigh City Council meeting, money was approved to go towards a Downtown Hotel Market Feasibility Study. The city’s press release sums it up. Downtown Raleigh has changed dramatically since the last hotel market study for the area was completed in 2003. The rebirth of the center […]


Downtown Raleigh Office Space Statistic

Neat stat: @DowntownRaleigh has lower % regional office vs competitor cities = Downtown upside, low congestion pic.twitter.com/Bb45ZhPBNV — Joe Milazzo II (@RTATriangle) October 30, 2014 Here’s something that I just had to share. I found this graph very interesting. If you can’t see the embedded tweet click here. It shows that 8.6% of office space […]


Downtown Raleigh Plan Presentation Rundown

I’m throwing this post up to kind of go over what was presented a few weeks ago at the 2014 Downtown Plan Presentation. I highly recommend watching the video but going over the high-level concepts here works too. There’s no new content in this post if you have already seen the video. Introduction At the […]


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