The Smokey Hollow project along Peace Street is moving right along in waves with plans for phase 3 already coming to council soon. The developers, Kane Realty, are requesting a rezoning for the site called phase 3 and the request is to increase the height limit from 12-stories or 150 feet to 40-stories or 500 feet.
The request, found consistent with our city’s comprehensive plan and land-use map, has already been approved by the planning commission and will be coming to city council for approval in May or June of this year.
An extremely talented photographer and regular contributor over on the Community provided this aerial of the sites. I’ve reposted with edits and permission to show the scale of everything that’s going on in the area.
For a recap on phase 1, check out this post here.
For phase 2 details, jump here.
Kane Realty’s rezoning jumps from the 12 to 40 story height limit. There’s a 20 story limit as well so we can assume that their plans consist of something between 20 and 40 stories.
For more in-depth, jump on to the Community as we’ve been following everything but at this point in the development process, we can expect:
- A large parking deck about 5 or 6 stories tall
- The parking deck would be wrapped with apartments facing Johnson, Harrington, and Peace
- The parking would be exposed to Capital but screened to make it better from an aesthetics point-of-view
- A single mixed-use tower would sit on top with a combination of office and residential
With so much infrastructure here including road capacity, brand new sidewalks, a future cycle-track, and an upcoming bus-rapid transit route, there is a very strong argument for higher-density in this area.
It’s definitely part of a project that will make an impact and is single-handedly multiplying the resident and job count to this area by a factor of 10.
- Pushing it to the Limit on new height in downtown Raleigh | January 27, 2021
- Plans for Smokey Hollow Phase 2 Bring More Residential and Office to Glenwood South | November 2, 2018
- Pic of the Week | December 17, 2018