Moore Square East Plans Updated With More Art, Affordable Housing Comes First

Moore Square is a such a vital part of the downtown Raleigh fabric. I love the space here as it truly feels like a space for all and you can see people from all different walks of life. The square organically caters to residents who want some open space, visitors who want to linger around the city, and events, planned or unplanned, in the various sections around this park-like square.

Continue reading →

Omni Hotel for Site 2 Announced

Video from city council starting with request to approve negotiations with Omni Hotels

It’s all going according to plan.

Straight out of the 2015 Downtown Plan, the southern end of Fayetteville Street, currently being used as surface parking and owned by the city, was to be kept for a major “catalytic” project. In 2015, it was envisioned that a major hotel to serve the convention center and a large corporate relocation would set up on the two sites. Fayetteville Street would then be extended down the middle.

Continue reading →

Pic of the Week

If you’ve driven, or walked uncomfortably like I did for this photo, down MLK Boulevard around the intersection with Wilmington and Salisbury Streets, you should have spotted this big wooden box looming over the road. Mira Raleigh apartments look to be topping out prominently over the wide avenue and it sure makes an impression.

This could be the first of a few new developments up on that hill as Kindley Street is seeing new development plans work their way through the planning process. Neighbors, as well as nearby Shaw Students, have been crossing MLK for years so I’m sure they can tell you that pedestrian upgrades to the intersection are overdue.