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.


Revisiting The Downtown Plan’s Glenwood Green Project Area

View looking north from the upper floors of the West at North Tower. Photo credit Robert Winchester. There has been a lot to follow around the Smokey Hollow area of Glenwood South. The reader-submitted photo above shows another view of all the demolition that has taken place. The “Glenwood Green” area has basically been wiped […]


The Second Clearing of Smokey Hollow

Email readers: This blog post has a virtual reality image. Read the post on the blog to see it. Click for larger One day, I was riding south into downtown on Capital Boulevard and caught a glimpse to the west towards Glenwood South. The clearing of so many buildings just struck me and I had […]


A Walk Up Peace Street

Peace Street, September 2017 Warning! (or treat!) This will be an image-heavy post. I had the pleasure of taking a walk up Peace Street recently, during rush hour, to witness all the demolition and work taking place around the Capital Boulevard bridge. We’ve all been following the work in this area for awhile but when […]


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 Expansion of the Upcoming Smokey Hollow Project

Corner of Peace and West, August 2016. This is kind of a backlog post so you may have seen this already. The developers behind the Smokey Hollow project are buying up even more land. The area along Peace Street between Capital and West are being combined into much larger properties. At this time, no plans […]


The Smoky Hollow Neighborhood May Be Making a Comeback

Looking West down Peace Street, August 2016 What would it take for a Raleigh neighborhood of the 1900s that was completely wiped out, literally paved over, to come back? It seems naming a new development in the 2000s after it would be a start. The Smokey Hollow project will be a 12-story mixed-use project with […]


Upcoming: Smokey Hollow, Peace Street, and Seaboard Station

This is what it is like to take a walk downtown with @dtraleigh A photo posted by Jennifer Suarez (@jenniferraleigh) on Aug 7, 2016 at 5:42am PDT Readers of the blog should not be surprised that there is a lot of momentum coming soon to Peace Street. The Smoky Hollow project near Peace and West, […]


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