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Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance Winners & Ceremony

The City of Raleigh cordially invites you to the 2014 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance. The awards are given in recognition of outstanding new contributions to the character and appearance of Raleigh. Since 1983, more than 200 awards have been presented to developers, designers, community groups, civic clubs, churches, and citizens. Event Details Tuesday, September 2nd @ Contemporary Art Museum – 409 West Martin Street Reception andRead more about Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance Winners & Ceremony

Hillsborough Street Development – Apartments All Around

Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street is rapidly developing with several mixed-use apartment complexes in the works: 2811 & 1301 Apartment Projects The city’s planning commission unanimously approved two four-story projects to be built by Charlotte developer Jim Zanoni of FMW Real Estate.  With locations beside IHOP and at the Dan Allen Drive intersection where Sakura Express was recently demolished, both buildings will feature ground-floor retail with 30+ apartment units on higherRead more about Hillsborough Street Development – Apartments All Around

Pittsboro Residents File Lawsuit Against Chatham Park Development

  Pittsboro Matters, a committee of over 600 local residents, filed a lawsuit challenging the Pittsboro Town Board’s rezoning approval of Chatham Park. The 7,120-acre mixed-use development project is located on the outskirts of Pittsboro, adjacent to Jordan Lake, and would add approximately 55,000 new residents to a town with a current population of about 4,000. The lawsuit claims the Town Board violated: Pittsboro’s recently adopted land use plan,Read more about Pittsboro Residents File Lawsuit Against Chatham Park Development

Raleigh Real Estate Market Report – July 2014

Check out the residential real estate market trends around the Triangle for the month of July: Home Sales Homes sales in the Triangle continue to creep upward as the year passes. July saw a one percent increase in sales compared to the same period last year. Housing analysts expect 2014 annual sales growth in the low single digits.  “I think we’re going to flatline for the rest of theRead more about Raleigh Real Estate Market Report – July 2014

Raleigh Discusses Charging Customers for Using Plastic Bags

City leaders are considering a fee or ban on plastic bags in the Raleigh area in order to reduce litter and landfill waste. City Councilman Bonner Gaylord prompted the discussion among city staff, proposing a 5 to 10-cents fee per plastic bag used. “I don’t have a position on the matter – I don’t know enough right now,” he said. “I’m curious to see what other communities have done andRead more about Raleigh Discusses Charging Customers for Using Plastic Bags

NC State’s Centennial Campus to get Hotel & Residential Community

Two real estate projects are moving forward on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. Marriot Hotel In July, university officials finalized details on a 155-room Marriot Hotel with 7,500 square feet of meeting space and conference rooms. The $28 million building will overlook Lake Raleigh and sit adjacent to the Park Alumni Centers. Michael Harwood, associate vice chancellor at the Centennial Campus Development Office, said the new hotel meetsRead more about NC State’s Centennial Campus to get Hotel & Residential Community

Clayton Budgets for Major Improvements and Expansion

Clayton, North Carolina is quickly becoming one of the most promising locations in the Triangle for homebuyers. BusinessWeek magazine recently rated Clayton’s schools among the top in the U.S., and ranked the town in the top 10 of the country’s most affordable places for families to live. The schools scored a rating of 9.3 out of 10, with the article highlighting East Clayton Elementary, Riverwood Elementary, and Riverwood Middle asRead more about Clayton Budgets for Major Improvements and Expansion

Pittsboro Residents Show Concern Over Chatham Park Development Project

Master plans for Chatham Park, a 7,200-acre development in Pittsboro, were approved in June, but the documents leave much to the imagination. Tom D’Alesandro, contracted to help Preston Development with planning, offers more details as to what the community will look like upon completion. “If I were to pick one place in this area, I would say it will probably look most like Meadowmont,” he said, referring to the upscaleRead more about Pittsboro Residents Show Concern Over Chatham Park Development Project

Solar Shingles Debut on Cary Residence

Don Hyatt, a homeowner in Cary, has recently installed the first residential solar shingles in the Triangle, and possibly NC. “I’ve been waiting for them to become available in North Carolina,” Hyatt said. “It’s not like solar panels, which have the big blue rectangles that stick up above everything else and are obtrusive looking. These blend in nicely.” Hyatt needed to replace his roof, and decided to include theRead more about Solar Shingles Debut on Cary Residence