City Plaza seeking approval

The Raleigh City Council is about to meet today. They will discuss various issues around the city, one pertaining to downtown. The design for City Plaza has been sketched out, finalized, and is seeking approval today. The N&O wraps up the agenda.

CITY PLAZA. City Manager Russell Allen is asking the council to approve more than $1 million in funding to complete the design of several projects at the south end of Fayetteville Street, including the City Plaza. City planners have proposed building a $21 million high-tech plaza that could be closed to cars and reconfigured for parades, markets or concerts.

Update coming soon on the outcome.

UPDATE: Nothing was changed in the design but the decision on how to pay for the $21.3 million project was pushed back 2 weeks. Let’s hope this is the last delay so that construction can start and all this is finished by the time the convention center and hotel open up.

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