The Residences at Cameron Village: Update

Formal approval has been given to Crescent Resources for The Residences at Cameron Village, a new mixed-use development. The Raleigh City Council vote was unanimous.

Residences at Cameron Village Raleigh

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The final, approved plan boasts a maximum of 295 residences, a maximum of 23,823 square feet of commercial space, and a 450-space parking deck located at the northeast corner of Oberlin Road and Clark Avenue.

This is great news from Cameron Village. I like the look and feel of the plans and think the project will better visibility to the dated center.

Not everyone like the look of the new design because the looming change will alter the modern look and feel of the current site. As a matter of fact, as I sit writing this, I’m not 100% sure I really like it as much as I initially thought.

This building looks like it was taken out of the Streets at Southpoint and shoehorned in to the middle of humble and modernist of buildings in Cameron Village. If the design more closely resembled the mixed-use buildings such as The Hue or The Hudson, I’d be retaining my initial enthusiasm for a high-density mixed-use project. Unfortunately, the end result will be something that doesn’t look anything like the Cameron Village that I know.

Read more from Cameron Village: Modernism Loses; Bland/Generic Wins from Goodnight, Raleigh! blogger John Morris.

John makes a great point. I love the idea of modern structures that have a distinct identity. I think cool structures in the area pay homage to the design school at NC State making it special to me as a long time Raleigh resident.

What do you think?

Download a .pdf copy of the approved plan:

  Residences at Cameron Village Plan (1.8 MiB, 335 hits)

Read Approval Given to Preliminary Site Plan for the Residences at Cameron Village Project from the City of Raleigh.