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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’s Warehouse District Welcomes Modern Citrix Offices

Citrix Shipping Container Conference Rooms

Citrix Systems, a Florida-based tech giant, unveiled its new downtown Raleigh facility last week and is making a statement with its unique design. Tech Talent Magnet The 170,000-square-foot office has been transformed from a steel warehouse into a “magnet” for tech talent. The product of 20 months and 69,000 manpower hours, the building features shipping container conference rooms and I-beams as design elements. Also included are padded swings in the library,Read more about Raleigh’s Warehouse District Welcomes Modern Citrix Offices

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

Duke to Renovate Wallace Wade Stadium in 2015

Duke University plans to enhance its football experience with three privately-funded renovation projects for Wallace Wade Stadium: New Stadium Tower A five-story, 90,000-square-foot tower to replace the Finch-Yeager Building on the west side of the stadium is planned for construction. The main level will include six concession booths and restrooms, while the more luxurious second floor contains a 300+ seating dining room, exterior club accommodations, and 6 luxury suites. FifteenRead more about Duke to Renovate Wallace Wade Stadium in 2015

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

Downtown Durham Plans an Innovation Renovation

Grand plans are underway as business leaders hope to bring innovation and new jobs to downtown Durham’s north side. The plans are expensive, with a build-out cost of  $300 million, but not unlike the $200 million transformation of the American Tobacco Campus on the south side of town. The project, called “Durham Innovation District” or “Durham.ID,” would stretch along the 200, 300, and 400 blocks of Morris Street and looselyRead more about Downtown Durham Plans an Innovation Renovation

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

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