Pic of the Week

10 Arros Townhomes, October 2017 Here are the 10 Arros townhomes being built along New Bern Avenue. With all 10 “arros” basically built up, you can get a sense of their presence onto the street. It’s a nice change from the empty parking lot, wide openness to a more comfortable, urban-fringe kind of presence. I […]


The Apartment Mid-rise Boom is Fading in Downtown Raleigh

It hit me recently during a conversation in a downtown coffee shop that The Metropolitan apartments would have seen residents moving in this month. If you don’t know the history, the project, while under construction, met an unfortunate fate and went up in flames in March of this year. The developers plan to rebuild and […]


The Missing Middle Housing Around Downtown Raleigh

Land being cleared along New Bern Avenue. March 2017. Just outside of downtown is an interesting project that I’ve been following. It delves into the affordable housing discussion a bit as well as showing our council’s interest in the topic. To be clear, and try to keep things consistent, I like to separate two types […]


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