In these troubled economic times, Wake County commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to move ahead with the Wake County Justice Center, an 11-story building slated to go up on land bordering Martin, McDowell and Salisbury streets.
via Wake to proceed on Justice Center – Wake County – News & Observer.
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Thank goodness. I’m tired of seeing that big empty pit in such a prime spot!
Yes, I agree. I can’t wait until this project is done. If the County leaders were not willing/able to save two buildings of decent urban form, they’d better replace that open space with something of value. While nothing extraordinary, I am sure this building will look nice when built, plus it will stand a little taller than the surrounding buildings, which makes me a little happy :)
I’m one of those who liked the Garland Jones building. Seeing this building standing there as opposed to a big ugly whole in the ground will make the loss easier to bear.
CF, while I wasn’t a big fan of the GJ building, I think that we make a mistake demolishing it – even bigger mistake was to lose the Lawyers Building. I do not know the justification by the County leaders, but I feel that they could have done better taking down the parking deck and building a new one and the main building on the Western side of the block, leaving some room between the two demolished buildings for a future infill. Or make that a small plaza for now.
Anyway, you are correct. Looking at that open space for long would have been hard to digest.
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