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  1. Niall Hanley is opening a new space below Café Luna next week called Watts & Ward...
  2. Here's the scene from Dix last night. Over 1000 people showed up for the first "MoviebyMoonlight." Great views, great crowd, and great, food trucks. I'd say it was a huge success. This needs to become a regular spring/summer event.
  3. I live at the Dawson and am thrilled that I can now just run around the corner and have several quick food options. That is priceless for me.
  4. Someone (from outside the area) speculated that the developers may be themselves the culprits and it could very well be arson. This thought had not previously crossed my mind, but now it makes me think. If these developers are having issues with such developments that aren't easily resolved, burning it down, collecting a big insurance check, and starting over could be more economically beneficial to them. I have a hard time accepting the fact that anyone would willing jeopardize lives and property in order to profit, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. Just listen to that first 9-1-1 call and the statement by the developer. All of this seems very bizarre and almost pre-planned. I'm hoping that RPD does a very thorough investigation.
  5. Furthermore, any city's first priority should be the safety of its residents and businesses, not providing affordable housing downtown. If you can't afford to live downtown, then there are various transit options available, but there is no option for a life that has been lost because of cheap construction that went up in flames.
  6. I'm sorry but I don't agree with this at all. The ends do not justify the means. Simply developing affordable housing downtown does not justify creating a huge fire hazard in a dense commercial and residential area within a booming city. I'm certain that if there had been a substantial loss of life from this fire and threats of large lawsuits, the developers and the city would most definitely rethink their goals of cheaper developments that support more affordable housing downtown. It's not worth it if it comes at the risk of actual lives.
  7. Unfortunately the city code currently allows it. I have argued for years that these wood framed structures do not belong in dense urban areas, and this is the main reason why. They are much more dangerous and risky than steel and concrete. When you have one of these go up in flames, as the Metropolitan did, you not only loose that building, but it also threatens nearby structures, lives, livelihoods, pets, and anything else in the surrounding area. This should be a serious wakeup call to the city of Raleigh. They need to stop letting these developers get by with the cheapest construction possible. If they can not afford to build safe structures, then they should not build in downtown Raleigh.
  8. and the people who live in that area are as well.
  9. Looks like the entrances to this site have been taped off and crews will start work on the site soon.
  10. I can deal with this design. At least balconies would not be facing my unit at the Dawson.
  11. A TBJ article confirmed that the towers will be 31 stories and 20 stories.
  12. New luxury condos coming to Oberlin Rd at Van Dyke: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2016/12/09/luxury-condos-oberlin-road-raleigh-nc.html
  13. What I understand is that you don't have a clue...
  14. You call this basic math??? Do you understand what a story is?
  15. Now that you mention it I have seen a number of for lease and for sale signs in the warehouse district. Personally i'm glad to see all of the interest this area is getting. Property owners such as myself will hopefully do well as the area continues to get built out.