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  1. THat row of white rectangles along West Street...Please tell me those are going to eventually be the glass windows of the Publix!! Surely they wouldn't make the grocery store a dark windowless cubbyhole...
  2. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article239498378.html Like Baldwin's comments about the design. The rather blah Marriott was a huge missed opportunity. Downtown continues to lack a signature hotel, and it is a major drawback. Don't think this smallish parcel is going to be the answer, though...
  3. more on the Millbrook milldam (does someone on this site work for ABC11?) https://abc11.com/5189028/?fbclid=IwAR3Z6FmslRvIYXKpFgqyl1wMZWM9FX3vdBGcp15P4iGxFB7ftqbpmLeX2H0
  4. I guess this explains why noone wants to build condos anymore? Redevelopment well nigh impossible because someone always wants to be the holdout?
  5. IF this is the site just across the extension of Johnson Street, they have cleared the land. Things slope upward from Peace Street, so it will start off about a story higher than Phase 1. Given the drab one story 1960s institutional stuff that was there before, it certainly is an upgrade even if it eventually ends up shorter than 40 stories. I think something that high will never be built, because I don't see how the financials work on that given how many vacant parcels there are downtown. (i.e. unlike Manhattan, for example, land is cheap and plentiful in downtown Raleigh)
  6. here is the n&O article on the Days Inn replacement: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article224297220.html
  7. This sort of hulks over the extension of Harrington Street. Unless they do some nice things at street level here and where they leveled the old commercial strip, it will pretty much destroy any pedestrian character to this stretch of Peace.
  8. THis is the old fleabag motel at the corner of Lane and Dawson/McDowell. Last thing on the left before you pass Babylon heading north out of downtown. Noticed the construction fence up earlier this week. That restaurant has been at least four different things over the last 10 years, none of which made it. Was a sub place for the longest and most successful run.
  9. but if you were going to tear them down, why go to trouble of carefully removing all the windows from the structure? Is there some strange demolition rule about plate glass?
  10. FYI, in the three old buildings right by the new bridge, the windows have been removed from the Rollins building and a construction fence is going up around them (which indicates renovation rather than demolition, doesn't it? Hopefully?) Have plans been announced for this strip? These have the potential to be the most attractive retail streetscape on the stretch of Peace between Glenwood and Salisbury/Halifax (granted, that isn't exactly a picturesque stretch...
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    One Glenwood

    so I guess Two Glenwood Tower footprint will take out the funky restored Art Deco gas station at corner of Hillsborough and Boylan? 10 years from now, Char-Grill and Snoopy's will be the only damn funky thing left on that whole side of town. (National Art Interiors building is notable and potentially funky, but completely wasted as boring office space and high end retail...
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    N&O Site

    Seeing as this is out of town investment portfolio guys, I don't have high hopes for anything noteworthy on this site, unless Apple comes swooping in with an anchor tenant proposal for a landmark building...
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    One Glenwood

    Looks a little bland, but then again, there is nothing of architectural interest on this block other than the cool restored service station. A shame that one will go, and the run down former stations on the two other corners of this intersection remain.
  14. Just selling off some of the surface parking lots that sit empty after 5 and on weekends would probably earn enough money to pay for a new campus somewhere else. The worst to me is the block where Meredith used to be, and the block that has the Haywood House forlornly on one corner. An obscene misallocation and misuse of prime real estate...
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    One Glenwood

    I thought I had read at one point that this developer had assembled the entire block bounded by Glenwood, Boylan, Morgan, and H-boro. What is fate of nondescript suburban style office building (you can see it behind One Glenwood in photo five posts up) at Boylan and Morgan (across Morgan from Moonlight Pizza). Edit: per wake county property site, "Glenwood Two LLC" at same address as "Glenwood One LLC" owns the office building and the restored service station in front of it on corner of HIllsborough and Boylan. Other property owners own the stuff in the middle of the block. One is an address in Wilson that looks like a family inheritance situation, and the other (615 Hillsborough St.) is some property company out of Winston-Salem and that parcel is only one they own in Wake County (land speculators?)
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