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About ericurbanite

  • Birthday 01/27/1984

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  1. I like the look but not the cost! Hopefully they can find some way to incorporate retail into the building to generate some tax revenue out of that place. A donut shop would be perfect!
  2. Speaking of devloping the east side, what development is going on at Tryon and 401 near the Wal-mart and behind the ran down shopping center. The ran down shopping center is so bad I don't even know what retail is available there besides a Wendys, a jiffy lube(i think) and a gas station and yes Bojangles is across the street. But anyhow there is alot of land being cleared there. If anyone knows let me know, maybe Wal-Mart is relocating there or something.
  3. Can somebody post this picture???
  4. Sweeeet! I really like the look of the 20 story building. Looks different than any other building here in Raleigh, not the same old boxy building. Its a great entrance to fayetteville street as well with all of that retail.
  5. The thing I like about these buildings is the bottom. Look at all of that retail stretched out across fayetteville st., and think the new marriott will have retail opposite of this site with retail on the bottom. Go a block down and there is the new art structure. Im getting excited about the potential fayetteville st. has.
  6. Wow higher than that, where does this rumor come from??
  7. Maybe I missed this but I was looking on Emporis.com and it looks like some height was added to these buildings of Site 1. I think they were originally 10-story twin buildings. Now one tower is 19 floors, and the other is 15 floors. It looks like though site 4 is still the same height. Hopefully site 4 will go up quickly so it will hide the view of the new cc hotel.
  8. I want to see great restaurants like a good ol carolina bbq place with outdoor dining something that highlights North Carolina food. Upscale shopping like you have around Georgetown in DC (Polo etc.). Also a 24 hour street with coffee shops opening early right after the bars on the street close at 2 in the morning. Hotels, and condos above all of it. I like how the street lights look with the acorn and the view of the Cap. Building and the BTI center.
  9. I'm not sure if this has been posted anywhere but it gives you a little bit more insight and vision to the alternative plan. Anyhow its a PDF file and heres the link. Alternative Plan - City Of Raleigh (Dorthea Dix)
  10. heres a related story on it from wral's website. They have a video too for there on air segment. Dorthea Dix Wral
  11. wow this is pretty good check this out.... Dorthea Dix A 12 story signature building.. Also in the mix is alot of 4-6 story resedential buildings. Hotel New traffic patterns, and alot of open public park space. edited by orulz for proper capitalization in the topic *ahem*
  12. heres some renderings of the plans with development city in a park central park plan They both have so much park space i cant see what the huge argument is here. They both have an ampitheatre, recreational, and health services. Just residential in the other one with some retail and no botanical garden.
  13. hey guys heres a video clip of the meeting last night. Its funny to see how upset these people were getting.. I wish i was there to tell them how annoying they were being. The thing i hate about this news clip is that they dont reveal why the crowd is so biased! I mean they should say a group called friends of dix park showed up in a big force and didnt help the design team at all to progress on any ideas because of there vocal opposition to anything other than... We should get a petition together to have some kind of use of the land. video clip Oh the pictures you are talking about are these without development.. with development that is very funny. Raleigh has a park everyone lets build around it!!
  14. well you could have a central prison guy escape possibly eh....?? ha i see what your saying though, it wouldnt work if there is no Quality residential around there and if nobody works around there. That area near the farmers market next to dorthea dix is probably the worst area in raleigh for crime and just pure project ghetto looking. Maybe there is hope though ORULZ did say that he talked to a landesign guy. Also is there any pictures anybody??? What can someone tell us about the renderings are they sweet looking or just blah.
  15. all i can say is what a waste of land. These tree huggers are crazy!! I have never been to the dorthea dix site and now i probably never will because i will have this hard decision to go to pullen park or dorthea dix park.... well i guess i probably wouldnt go to either. This place needs some kind of development. Im sorry but those people are ignorant if the development plan only subtracts 30 acres from the central park plan. Also for more in depth look at what happened at the meeting this is from the n and o. Dorthea Dix Meeting
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