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Project to Save Historic Homes Could Bring Cohousing to Downtown Raleigh

Houses on the 500 block of South West Street During the November 21, 2017, council meeting, a proposal to sell two city-owned lots on Bloodworth Street was pitched as a way to save two homes that are planned to be demolished. The folks behind The Fairweather will have to remove the two homes shown in […]


Pic of the Week

A crane has shown up at the site of The Metropolitan. The parking deck is being put together and foundation work has begun. It’s great to see the site being rebuilt after the fire in March of this year. The area nearby is undergoing a lot of change so it’s nice to see planned residential […]


Map of the Week

Click for larger I was perusing through the latest updates for the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan when I spotted this beauty of a map. Technically, it’s not new but just a revised (better looking) map of proposed retail streets in downtown Raleigh. I wanted to post it here for reference. New developments along these identified […]


Downtown Wayfinding Kiosks

If you can’t see the embedded video, click here. During the November 8, 2017 city council meeting, city staff and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance gave a nice update on plans to bring interactive wayfinding kiosks to downtown Raleigh. Negotiations are ongoing with Orange Barrel Media, producers of IKE, an “interactive kiosk experience” and if all […]


Pic of the Week

The construction site at Boylan Flats is really moving now. The 48-unit apartment building on the 600 block of North Boylan will most likely finish sometime next year. I wonder if those south facing units may one-day be just a few feet away from a future development on the corner of Boylan and Johnson. That […]


Site Plans Show Renovation Work Planned for 107 West Hargett, Father and Son Building

Here’s a pretty cool project that popped up on the city’s development site. SR-103-17 gives us hints at what is planned for the building at 107 West Hargett, the current location of Father and Son. The shop will be moving over to the warehouse district in the near future but until then plans for additional […]


The Willard Shows Plans for Hotel and Residential in Glenwood South

Email readers: This blog post has a virtual reality image. Read the post on the blog to see it. Plans submitted to the city for The Willard are showing a 7-story building for the southwest corner of Glenwood Avenue and Willard Place. It will consist of 121 hotel rooms, 16 condos, and ground-floor retail. The […]


Pic of the Week

Fencing is going up around Moore Square making it officially closed for the renovation. Art should be placed along the fencing soon as a way to keep the area looking lively. 


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