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Category Archives: Amenities and Infrastructure

Raleigh’s Bicycle-Friendly Transformation

The city of Raleigh is gearing up for a cycle-friendly renovation! Bike Share Program The Raleigh City Council recently received the results of an $86,500 feasibility study, which found that the city has the population density and tourist market to support a bike share program. The study polled residents and compared Raleigh to other cities with similar programs.  “More than a transportation system, this is a way of brandingRead more about Raleigh’s Bicycle-Friendly Transformation

Chatham-Randolph Megasite Focuses on Bringing Automaker to Central NC

Chatham County is moving toward an economic transformation with a 1,818-acre “megasite” that will be used by local and state officials to lure a single, very large industrial user. The property sits along the Chatham-Randolph county line and is divided between two owners, Tim Booras and D.H. Griffin Sr., who have both signed an agreement to keep their properties as a megasite for two years. The megasite received official N.C.Read more about Chatham-Randolph Megasite Focuses on Bringing Automaker to Central NC

Garner, A Great Place to Be®

Garner, North Carolina is quickly becoming one of the most promising locations in the Triangle for homebuyers. Last year the National Civic League recognized it as a 2013 All-America City, and 2014 promises to bring in even more accolades. Garner’s town council gave the go-ahead last month for $1 million in park enhancements to be paid for with bonds. Enhancements include: Replacement restrooms and concession areas at Garner Recreation ParkRead more about Garner, A Great Place to Be®

Knightdale Station Begins Construction on Neighborhood Project

Knightdale Station, an 835-home subdivision, is ready to begin construction after its groundbreaking ceremony on June 4th. Preston Development Co. began acquiring the 300-acre property in 2005, and have recently hired three Fayetteville-based builders to construct the first 128 homes. Plans for Knightdale Station include a new branch location and aquatic center for YMCA of the Triangle and a new elementary school for Thales Academy.  Preston Development is donating 8.5 acresRead more about Knightdale Station Begins Construction on Neighborhood Project

Chatham Park Development Project Gets Approval

The Pittsboro town board met Monday night to vote on Preston Development Co.’s master plan for the massive Chatham Park development project. Four of five commissioners approved the request for what is believed to be the largest single development plan in North Carolina’s history, with the lone dissenting vote coming from Commissioner Bett Wilson Foley. Commissioner Foley questioned the developer’s plans to build near Jordan Lake and the Haw River.Read more about Chatham Park Development Project Gets Approval

NC State’s Talley Student Union Project

  Talley Student Union  is undergoing the final phase of its $120 million renovation and expansion. Tim Hogan, North Carolina State University’s director of student centers, said students should anticipate Phase II opening during spring 2015 if construction continues on schedule. Phase II includes a new four-story, sky-lit atrium featuring a louvered wood art installation, a video wall facing the exterior Stafford Commons, a new bookstore, renovation of theRead more about NC State’s Talley Student Union Project

Crabtree Valley Development Project

A Texas developer, Trademark Property Co., plans to invest $90-100 million transforming a 10-acre Glenwood Avenue site into a mix of high-end restaurants, retail, and apartments named Carolina Row at Crabtree. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of next year, with an opening in late 2016. Carolina Row will include more than 125,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, as well as a hotel and 175 apartmentsRead more about Crabtree Valley Development Project

Downtown Raleigh Revitalization

Outgoing Raleigh chief planning and development officer Mitchell Silver spoke at the annual State of Downtown Raleigh event Thursday morning and discussed the future prospects for Raleigh’s downtown core. The event was Silver’s last public speaking engagement in Raleigh before he starts his new job in New York City in May. Silver shared the 2013 accomplishments for the city, including: Completed $343 million in new commercial development projects StartedRead more about Downtown Raleigh Revitalization

Raleigh’s Union Station Project

Raleigh’s Amtrak station is on track for a new location and modern design complete with retail and commercial office space on three levels in an effort to make the facility pay for itself. The Raleigh City Council recently approved preconstruction services for the new station, which consists of engineering work in support of the design. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2015 and to be completed in earlyRead more about Raleigh’s Union Station Project

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