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Two Cranes Up Over Smokey Hollow

A quick one today. I’ve been enjoying this shot from The West looking at Smokey Hollow and the second crane being built over the site. This summer we should really see a lot of construction activity in this area.


Pic of the Week

In case you missed it, FNB Tower is officially under construction. The tower crane has shown up at the site and crews have been pounding away. For me, it’ll be enjoyable to watch this mixed-use project go up and I think it’ll make a dramatic impact on City Plaza as it fills in the “360 […]


Plans Submitted for Bar Renovation at 612 Glenwood

612 Glenwood. May 2018. The 600 block of Glenwood South just might become the densest cluster of bars in downtown Raleigh. At 612 Glenwood, currently shown above, submitted plans to the city show a proposal for adding a second floor to the building for outdoor bar space. The outdoor bar is basically the roof of […]


Davie Street Presbyterian Church Expansion High-Level Plans

I found myself walking down Person Street one day and saw an excavator hacking at the Davie Street Presbyterian Church. As I do, I was curious what work was going on at this corner of east downtown. From submitted plans on the city’s website, it looks like the church is adding to their location. With […]


Pic of the Week

The storage facility being built on West South Street. It could be worse.


Quick One Glenwood Update

Char-Grill on Hillsborough Street. April 2018. I’ve been enjoying the new feel on Hillsborough Street with all the steel going up at One Glenwood. This block will hopefully see an increase in pedestrian activity and pump more lunch seekers on the southern end of Glenwood South. The former empty lot to tower conversion is some […]


Pic of the Week

The photo above shows the site of Peace (unofficially Smokey Hollow), the 12-story apartment building planned at the corner of Peace and West Streets. Foundation work has been going strong for awhile and recently, I noticed the foundation for a tower crane pop up. Seems like we’ll be seeing this project rise up soon.


Municipography: Rezoning on Peace Street for a Boutique Hotel

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]


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