Raleigh’s Crabtree Valley is focus of new study

From the City of Raleigh Website:

The City of Raleigh Public Works Department and project consultant Louis Berger Group, Inc. will hold an open house meeting for the Crabtree Valley Transportation Study on Monday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. at the Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road.

The City of Raleigh is conducting a long-range transportation and land-use planning study for the Crabtree Valley area. The area, which includes the Crabtree Valley Mall, is a major center for growth and regional activity. It is envisioned that the area will have interconnected, urban-scale, mixed-use developments within a pedestrian and transit-accessible environment.

The study will provide an in-depth analysis of existing and future travel demand in the area and will provide an evaluation of transportation needs to accommodate future growth. The Louis Berger Group consultant team has developed preliminary recommendations for transportation improvements in the area. Presentations will be made at 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

To participate in the study survey visit www.keysurvey.com/survey/292204/180b/

The survey is quick and easy and I encourage you to take it if you ever drive through the Crabtree area. There is a lot of messy around Glenwood and 440 as well as other parts of Crabtree that could use updating and your opinions will be counted.

If you are not familiar with this section of town, it’s home to Crabtree Valley Mall.  Crabtree Valley Mall is a premier location in the Southeast near I-40, the I-440 Beltline, I-540 and US 70.  Crabtree is just minutes from bustling downtown Raleigh and the RBC Center (home of the NHL Carolina Hurricanes and the NC State Wolfpack basketball team). There are some 16 hotels with approximately 2,800 rooms nearby and it’s close enough to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport that it is easily accessible to tourists.

A new Westin Hotel called the Soleil Center, has been approved for construction across the street from Crabtree Valley Mall. The anticipated new building will contain 290 hotel rooms, 54 exclusive condominiums on the top 20 floors, 20,000 square feet of meeting space and a 9,000 square foot world class spa amassed over 42 floors. Soleil Center will be the tallest building in the Triangle area will be a magnet for the fast growing Crabtree Valley area.

There are lots of opportunities for home buyers in the Crabtree area ranging from apartments and condos to townhouses and single family residences in multiple price ranges. The new traffic study is a welcome opportunity to improve this busy area of North Raleigh.