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Pic of the Week

Corner of Bloodworth and Hargett Streets The Hargett Place townhomes on East Hargett Street are pretty much a wrap from what it looks like. I imagine a form of this is the exact high-end product that balances urban living with convenient car access. Each side of the block has a driveway and each unit has […]


Raleigh Union Station is Now Open

After a few delays (which we’ll all forget about in no time) Raleigh Union Station is now officially open and taking/dropping off passengers. There are a total of 10 daily trains coming and going and the size of the station leaves plenty of room for growth. It is a true future-proof station. The station is […]


Dockless Scooters Launch in Downtown Raleigh

This week, Raleigh’s first electric, dockless, scooter share system launched with over 100 scooters deployed throughout downtown Raleigh, Cameron Village, and other parts. Bird is the first one out of the gate for Raleigh as other cities have multiple vendors. FYI. Yours truly saw Lime scooters zipping around Raleigh so who knows if they too […]


Pic of the Week

The townhomes shown above, called 10 Arros, along New Bern Avenue are close to being finished. Modern in style and across the street from City Cemetery, six of ten units have been sold as of this writing. The added density along a future BRT corridor is nice to see and walking in front, these units […]


A Walk Around Smokey Hollow

Corner of West and Peace. June 2018. With two cranes now operating over the Smokey Hollow site, I thought it would be a great time to walk around and check things out on a nice June evening. Nearby, the new Capital Boulevard bridge is also being worked on and it seems like all of these […]


Quick Check-in on The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan Apartments. June 2018 Just a quick one today. The Metropolitan apartments are starting to really take shape and are well past the point when they burned down in March 2017. It’s great to see the recovery and get these units online as it’ll make this area of West Street a very dense residential […]


Pic of the Week

What we’ve been calling Boylan Flats turns out to be an extended-stay hotel on Boylan Avenue and they appear to be getting close to looking like they will open. Called Revisn, the hotel offers fully furnished residential units for stays longer than 30 days. I’m not sure Revisn helps with the hotel room needs directly […]


Plans Submitted for Ten-Story Building on 600 Block of Hillsborough Street

Corner of Hillsborough and Boylan. June 2018. The southern end of Glenwood Avenue is mushrooming with new growth. In addition to One Glenwood and Two Glenwood, which we’ve discussed in the past, site plans were submitted to the city for Two Hillsborough, a 10-story tower for the same block as One Glenwood. The plans indicate […]


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