Capital Square, an apartment building with almost 300 homes, is really starting to rise over Dawson Street. This 20-story building broke ground about a year ago and had extensive work done to the foundation. However, it’s been fun to watch it go up, floor by floor, throughout 2023.Continue reading →
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.
Freedom Park, located at the corner of Lane and Wilmington Streets, looks to be in the final stages. I’m impressed so far with what you can see and have to admit that the renderings didn’t do it justice. This space not only looks good but should be moving to visitors who want to honor the struggle for freedom experienced by African Americans in North Carolina.
I think this post seems appropriate as the 2023 Juneteeth holiday approaches. The park plans to finish this year and I imagine there will be a ceremony to officially open it to the public.
The first phase of Park City South is rising up. I think this one is going to be pretty cool and for more details as to why, you can review a more in-depth post from September 2022. The parking deck looks mostly put in place and now the apartment and retail spaces are being built.Continue reading →
These apartments over on Person Street, called The Acorn, are getting some final touches. It really looks like we’ll see these new apartments open later this year. In addition, this is the first phase of the project and a new hotel should be built on the same property facing Blount Street. The hotel is planned to be a TownePlace Suites By Marriott branded hotel.Continue reading →
Things are moving along nicely at the corner of McDowell and Davie Streets where downtown Raleigh’s next hotel will open. The Tempo by Hilton and Homewood Suites Raleigh Downtown, a dual-brand hotel, will have about 260 rooms.Continue reading →
There’s a big rezoning case that’s now being discussed at council. Basically, a majority of Shaw University’s campus is up for an increase in height, if approved. There has been a lot of public comment on this one, from residents and alumni, with concerns. In short, the university is sitting on very valuable land and with the ability to build taller, they can explore options to expand or even partner with developers to lease land for new development.Continue reading →