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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Durham Welcomes StoryCorps Recording Booth

Are you interested in interviewing someone you know in a professional recording booth? If so, we have the perfect event for you! StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit hoping to preserve one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Their mission is to provide people of all backgrounds with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives. Each conversation is recorded on a FREERead more about Durham Welcomes StoryCorps Recording Booth

RDU Plans Commercial and Residential Development

Raleigh-Durham International Airport has started planning for future development of over 2,000 acres that are outside of the operational area and are not planned for future air traffic services. The nonprofit consulting group Urban Land Institute sent nine visitors to the Triangle who spent a week interviewing 85 community leaders and examining uses for the excess land. ULI recommends the airport develop a high-end business hotel, multi-purpose warehouse space, andRead more about RDU Plans Commercial and Residential Development

N.C. Museum of Art Park Design

The North Carolina Museum of Art hopes to draw new audiences to NC by making better use of its 164-acre campus. Museum officials have commissioned Civitas, Inc., a Denver-based urban design group, to develop a strategic plan for the Park’s completion that welcomes audiences to enjoy the museum in both formal and informal ways. The end goal, according to Dan Gottlieb, director of planning and design at the museum, isRead more about N.C. Museum of Art Park Design

Raleigh’s Housing Inventory Drops

Raleigh home values have been steadily increasing , but homeowners still aren’t listing their properties. As a result, Wake County had an 8.4 percent year-to-year drop in inventory for the month of February. This isn’t a new trend for the area. As the following chart shows, the Wake County housing inventory has been falling for some time now. Rising home prices should eventually lead to more listings, though these figuresRead more about Raleigh’s Housing Inventory Drops

Triangle’s Google Fiber Potential

The Triangle is rife with anticipation since the announcement that Google Fiber is considering 7 of its municipalities for installation – Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Morrisville, and Raleigh. As the process moves forward, here are some key ideas to keep in mind: From Google’s perspective, all 34 cities on the list can potentially have Google Fiber if they are able to make it through the process withoutRead more about Triangle’s Google Fiber Potential

Triangle Shines in Best Places for Home Ownership List

The Triangle continues to shine. It recently nabbed six of the top eight towns on the Best Places for Homeownership in North Carolina list. Nerdwallet finance, a data-driven company that helps consumers make financial decisions, recently analyzed the 59 cities in NC with populations greater than 15,000 to find the best value for your buck. The study focused on three ideas: Are homes available? Low homeownership rates likely signalRead more about Triangle Shines in Best Places for Home Ownership List

Durham-Orange Light Rail Gets Federal Approval

The Federal Transit Administration issued a first-step approval for a seventeen-mile light-rail line to connect UNC-Chapel Hill and East Durham. This marks the first new rail transit project in the region since a failed attempt in 2006. The next five years will see environmental, engineering, and land use studies in order to receive the state and federal funding needed to fund most of the $1.34 billion cost. Durham and Orange CountyRead more about Durham-Orange Light Rail Gets Federal Approval

Cary Tops List of Most Popular Relocation Zip Codes

The NC Triangle is composed of 52 zip codes, and according to a 2013 WelcomeMat Services analysis, the Cary-Morrisville area is the most popular for newcomers. Averaging 405 new residents each month, the 27519 zip code finished well ahead of the competition, with south Durham (27713) and inside the Raleigh beltline (27612) following behind with 356 and 337 new move-ins per month, respectively. Cary’s popularity comes as no surprise.Read more about Cary Tops List of Most Popular Relocation Zip Codes