Planning DT Raleigh

Revisiting The Gateway Center

The end of Kindley Street, June 2016. Click for a larger, wider view of the site. I wanted to turn our attention today to what is being called downtown’s Gateway Center. The Downtown Plan calls out the area around the Performing Arts Center and the Raleigh Convention Center as a possible “catalytic project area” and […]

Consolidating City Offices Into a New Downtown Campus

Corner of McDowell and Hargett Streets The City of Raleigh has around 1,100 employees and in downtown, you can find them in a variety of places. One Exchange plaza on Fayetteville Street, behind the old Raleigh Union Depot facing Nash Square, and the City Hall block are just a few of them. In May, the […]

A Walk Up North West Street

Staring down North West Street at Hillsborough Street On an early morning weekday, I went for a walk up North West Street to check out a few projects and take photos of the current state of the street. West Street is an important street in my opinion as it is a direct connection from the […]

Municipography, Food Trucks and Raleigh Bikeshare

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 […]

Weekend Reel – A Few Minutes with the Mayor – Episode 2

If the video doesn’t show for you, go to A Few Minutes with the Mayor – Episode 2 on YouTube. Episode 2 in the series called, “A Few Minutes with the Mayor” has been posted for your viewing pleasure. I posted episode 1 a few weeks ago.

Moore Square Redesign Chugs Along Towards Construction

Views across Moore Square from the northeast It has certainly been quite a few years in the making but while the movement may be slow, it’s always forward on this project. The design around a new Moore Square should be at around 40% in March of this year with construction starting this summer. In December […]

Chavis Park Master Plan Meeting on February 16

Downtown Raleigh and Chavis Park, photo by Lift Aerial One could argue that Chavis Park is basically downtown Raleigh’s main park. A new master plan for the historic park that sits to the southeast of the city’s center has been in the works for most of last year and the final meeting on the phase […]

Heck-Andrews House Sold By The State

The Heck-Andrews house in a 2009 photo. After being owned by the state for about 30 years, the elegant Heck-Andrews house has finally been sold. The N.C. Association of Realtors will pay $1.5 million for the house. Important to note is that this sale is part of the governor’s plans to revitalize the state government […]

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