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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

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 Proposes ‘Hospitality District’ in Downtown Glenwood South

Glenwood South Business and Apartments

Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing on November 5 to discuss a Glenwood South Hospitality District. The district would be a one-year pilot program, with other hospitality districts to follow upon success. The proposed hospitality district is a result of increased noise complaints from the Glenwood South area, where new condos and apartments have been mingling with late-night businesses. Some residents and business owners believe that a clearlyRead more about Raleigh Proposes ‘Hospitality District’ in Downtown Glenwood South

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 Real Estate Market Report – September 2014

Home for sale and sold

The residential real estate market had its ups and downs this month – Check out the highlights: Housing Inventory A struggling home inventory continues to plague the Triangle. The number of homes listed for sale dropped by 3 percent in the third quarter and 44 percent from 4 years ago. Notable exceptions include: The new construction market, which is going strong with a 15 percent jump. Orange County, whichRead more about Raleigh Real Estate Market Report – September 2014

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

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

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

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