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 Metropolitan is Lost in Overnight Fire

Not much to say here about the fire that took place this weekend. The Metropolitan apartments had just recently topped out and is now burnt to a crisp. Nearby buildings including the Quorum Center and The Link apartments suffered damage as well. Above is the view from East Raleigh, about 12 blocks away. See the local news […]


Pic of the Week

Northeast corner of Jones and Harrington Streets, February 2017 Southeast corner of Lane and Harrington Streets, February 2017 I present two wide shots of the currently under construction The Metropolitan Apartments. Judging by the height of the stairwells relative to the wood construction apartments, the building is almost topping out along Jones Street. There is […]


Pic of the Week

The former Greyhound Bus Station on Jones Street has now been demolished. With the site cleared, construction of the Greyhound Apartments should begin. Personally, I hope they change the name but that’s just me. Imaps shows the property having a built date of 1971 so the Greyhound Station made it 45 years if that is […]


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 […]


Pic of the Week

This past weekend, the Levin-Tarlton house was moved from it’s home at 208 North Harrington Street to it’s new home at 414 New Bern Avenue. The good folks at Monarch Property Co. were behind the move. This makes way for the upcoming Greyhound Apartments that are planned for the Harrington Street site. Below, I’ve embedded […]


Greyhound Apartments Plans 250 Apartments on Jones Street

The former Greyhound terminal on Jones Street A site plan (SP-53-15) was submitted to the city for what’s being called Greyhound Apartments for 250 units on the west side of the block bounded by Jones, Lane, Harrington, and Dawson Streets. The work is being done by the same group that brought us The Lincoln apartments, […]


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