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Cary Begins Development of Jack Smith Park

Jack Smith Park Artistic Rendering

Cary held its groundbreaking ceremony last month to begin construction on the town’s latest community park. Named after the longest serving Cary Council member on record, the 50-acre Jack Smith Park will be located at 9725 Penny Rd, home to the former Bartley family farm. Park Features A sprayground, with geysers that shoot water from the ground, soaker stations, buckets to dump water on others, and more Cary’s 2ndRead more about Cary Begins Development of Jack Smith Park

Raleigh’s City Market Hopes for Moore Square Renovation

Raleigh's City Market

Downtown Raleigh’s City Market celebrated its 100-year anniversary last week with live music, street performers, and special menus from Big Ed’s Restaurant and Smoked Out ‘n’ Fried. Unfortunately, events like the Centennial Celebration have been few and far-between for the market building, and countless small retailers have come and gone in the area. Now, with hundreds of apartments being developed within a couple of blocks, City Market owners are feelingRead more about Raleigh’s City Market Hopes for Moore Square Renovation

Raleigh Plans for More Roundabouts on Hillsborough Street

NCSU Bell Tower Roundabout on Hillsborough Street

The city of Raleigh has completed the preliminary design for Hillsborough Street’s Phase II Revitalization Project. City officials are budgeting $7 million to create a more bike and pedestrian-focused design. The first phase of redevelopment for Hillsborough Street was completed several years ago, and included a two-lane roundabout across from NCSU’s Bell Tower. City studies show that the change has reduced traffic accidents in the area, even though someRead more about Raleigh Plans for More Roundabouts on Hillsborough Street

Futuristic Rail System Proposed for NC State and Cameron Village

Marshall Brain and Seth Hollar, two engineering professors at North Carolina State University, noticed a gap in university transit. In fact, for over a decade the master plan for NC State has shown a transportation corridor marked “Future monorail” between the libraries on Main and Centennial Campuses. Now, with collaboration from the university and private sector, the colleagues are developing an ultra-light weight and low-cost transit system to fillRead more about Futuristic Rail System Proposed for NC State and Cameron Village

Research Triangle Park to Receive $2 Billion Urban Makeover

  Research Triangle Park is home to tech giants such as IBM, Cisco, and Netapp, but competition from local office parks like NC State’s Centennial Campus and Pittsboro’s newly developing Chatham Park, is serving as a wake-up call for the community. To stay ahead of the game, the Research Triangle Foundation is giving the park a $2 billion makeover, with retail, restaurants, residential attractions, and up to 100,000 new jobs. ParkRead more about Research Triangle Park to Receive $2 Billion Urban Makeover

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

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