Warning! (or treat!) This will be an image-heavy post.
I had the pleasure of taking a walk up Peace Street recently, during rush hour, to witness all the demolition and work taking place around the Capital Boulevard bridge. We’ve all been following the work in this area for awhile but when you walk it, it’s truly at another level.
I’ll write a little and then let the photos do the talking.
The Capital Boulevard work is really in full swing here as clearing for the new bridge over Peace Street takes place. Buildings have been demolished and old foundations chipped away to make way for the Square Loop.
At this time, construction fencing is up around the Smokey Hollow site. Even more demolition should be taking place in the coming weeks for the 12-story mixed-use project.
In the pipeline also is the West Peace Street Streetscape project, adding more chaos to the street in the future.
It’s a swarm of development in such a short amount of time. The end of 2019 should see all the street work wrap up for us to enjoy it.
I’m starting to think that the state’s Capital Boulevard project would be this decade’s most impactful public-funded project taking place in downtown Raleigh. (Fayetteville Street being the clear winner in the 2000s) I wanted it to be Union Station but so much is going on here that I think this edges it out.
- The Expansion of the Upcoming Smokey Hollow Project (March 6, 2017, 28 Comments)
- The Second Clearing of Smokey Hollow (December 19, 2017, 20 Comments)
- Revisiting The Downtown Plan’s Glenwood Green Project Area (January 11, 2018, 71 Comments)