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Clayton to Develop 2,500-Lot Residential Community

Earp Property with Large Pond

Clayton, NC is becoming more impressive every day! We recently shared all the great improvements and expansions the town proposed for its 2014-2015 budget, and now Wakefield Development Co. has submitted a preliminary master plan for a 2,500-lot residential community named Steeplechase. The master plan includes: Single-family homes Town homes Apartments Condominiums Clubhouse Large pond Commercial center at intersection of Covered Bridge Rd and O’Neil Street Space for a school NeighborsRead more about Clayton to Develop 2,500-Lot Residential Community

SAS Headquarters in Cary to Add 600 New Jobs

SAS Q Building in Cary NC

SAS founder, Jim Goodnight, continues to invest in jobs and facilities for the Cary-based headquarters campus: Expansion Goodnight celebrated the completion of the 220,000-square-foot “Q” Building last week. Q is the 23rd building on the SAS Cary campus, and houses the SAS Analytics Lab for state and local government. “In 2011, we promised to add 100 highly qualified professionals dedicated to helping our state and local government customers,” GoodnightRead more about SAS Headquarters in Cary to Add 600 New Jobs

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

New Wetrock Farm Neighborhood to Include Organic Community Farm

Farm to table residential farmers

Durham developers are hoping to capitalize on the popular farm-to-table dining movement with their latest project: Wetrock Farm. Neighborhood Benefits The 230-acre subdivision will include about 140 homes priced between $300,000 and $399,999, but instead of a clubhouse, tennis courts, or golf course, Wetrock Farm will feature its own 15-acre fruit and vegetable farm. The farm will be owned and managed by Wetrock Resources, so homeowners will not beRead more about New Wetrock Farm Neighborhood to Include Organic Community Farm

Wake Forest’s Heritage Community Nears Completion

  An Award-Winning Community Heritage Wake Forest, a master-planned community comprised of 37 individual neighborhoods in downtown Wake Forest and Rolesville, broke ground 14 years ago. Now, the final neighborhood, Heritage Enclave, is down to its last batch of building lots. Heritage was originally meant to include 900 homes on 900 acres, but eventually grew to 2,600 homes on 2,500 acres. Public schools and local shopping centers have been namedRead more about Wake Forest’s Heritage Community Nears Completion

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

Downtown Raleigh Lincoln Apartment Tower Begins Construction

Downtown Raleigh keeps renovating as a new four-story apartment complex named The Lincoln breaks ground. The $40 million project held its official celebration earlier this month with Mayor Nancy McFarlane as one of the guest speakers. John Nikolich, whose management and investment firm Banner Apartments is funding the project, said that The Lincoln will be part of “the evolution of downtown Raleigh.”  The structure is to be built on a two-acreRead more about Downtown Raleigh Lincoln Apartment Tower Begins Construction

Durham Adding New Downtown Hotels in 2015

Durham is planning to open five new hotels and complete an expansion at a sixth hotel next year. According to Shelly Green, CEO of Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city hasn’t seen that many hotel additions in a single year since 2004. Four of the hotels are expected to open in or near downtown, where Green said there’s the greatest need for rooms. The Durham: A 54-room boutiqueRead more about Durham Adding New Downtown Hotels in 2015

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