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    Glenwood South miscellaneous developments

    Link Apartments article from TBJ for Glenwood South bringing 204 units across from 42nd Street Oyster: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2014/05/link-apartments-to-rise-along-jones-street-in.html
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    Hillsborough Street - NCSU Area developments

    Chipotle Mexican Grill at 2316 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, will open first week of September. Another non pizza joint!! http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/08/1326136/restaurantnews.html
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    Triangle in the national media

    In the context of this magazine and technology professionals in general, Geeky is considered "cool". So congrats to the triangle for making the list. For comparison, dorky and nerdy remain "uncool". I'm no expert, but have been called many things
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    Seaboard Station

    Ruth Sheehan of News & Observer throws in her .02 on lack of signage for the grocery store: http://www.newsobserver.com/102/story/517633.html
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    Capital Area Transit (CAT) Bus System

    Here is a link to the PDF map of the CAT bus routes for discussion. Raleigh CAT Bus Routes Maybe ridership is not as high since a large number of people living in Raleigh need to commute out of the city to work. I personally would have to take TTA to work (havent tried it yet).
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    Downtown Raleigh's Future

    Agreed. It is exciting, and construction is long overdue. The projects will help our city "catch up" to reflect the regional population ... but there is no way it will make "the best" skyline polls.
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    Downtown Raleigh's Future

    1. How about an ice skating practice facility. Hockey now defines the area, and downtown has not really capitalized on the Stanley Cup excitement. it would be great to watch the Hurricanes practice while strolling through downtown ... I know it's a stretch. 2. Would like to see a bookstore if the population base can support one in the future. 3. Finally, promoting some kind of ethnic town (Indian, Vietnamese, etc ...). The triangle area is diverse, and our best restaurants and markets are located in ad hoc run down shopping centers in Cary and Capital Blvd. 4. In addition to affordable housing as JDC suggested, we need to maintain affordable rent for retailers / restraurants. There should be affordable dining/shopping options for everyone.
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    Hillsborough Street - NCSU Area developments

    Very nice analysis of the street.
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    Charter Square (Site One)

    It was a nice read, and the picture in the paper really shows Fayetteville Street filling out nicely near the convention center. Does anyone know what this statement means in the article: "TMC is so certain that the site of Raleigh's old convention center is a winner that it plans to put up a $750,000 guarantee to finish the project by the end of 2008." Who gets that money if they do not finish, and what is the purpose of such a guarantee?
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    Downtown Raleigh's Future

    I agree we have too many malls and shopping as it is. A really nice bookstore with a coffee shop inside would be a nice fit downtown however IMO.
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    Triangle in the national media

    http://health.msn.com/fitness/articlepage....125624&GT1=7850 It's always fun to make the top 10 of something (even if it means nothing). I'm not surprised Raleigh made the list based on their criteria for the study. They did not factor in mass transit related walking as much this year allowing Raleigh to crack the Top 10.
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    Hillsborough Street - NCSU Area developments

    I share your opinion about anyone trying to keep H-street down, and it's importance to Raleigh's revitalization. It's a unique commercial district in a great location and it's just unacceptable in its current state.
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    Urban development in Cary?

    http://www.newsobserver.com/676/story/399582.html Highlights from Article: Developer: The Chhabras, who own Cary-based hotel operator and general contractor CMC Hotels Plan: Convert about 10 acres that include two Walnut Street hotels to a pedestrian friendly center. Proposed: Offices, high-end shops, Marriott, Hilton or Holiday Inn hotel and maybe some condominiums. This project would be nice in Cary, but I am not a fan of that location. Crossroads is a driving nightmare and the property in question is choked by a highway interchange limiting pedestrian connections in the future. I think Crossroads is a lost cause for smart development at this point. .
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    American Tobacco Historic District

    Nice list, wow. I went to Symposium Cafe last weekend, and saw the redevelopment first hand. This is a very nice project. Then, we got lost downtown and ended up heading east on Main (E Main Street) and saw some impressive urban/residential development. After seeing all this, I can see all the urban potential in Durham now.
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    Kidd's Hill/Crabtree area development

    Agreed about the memories. When entering, it looks like a jewelry store, and then through the magical doors, it begins to resemble Toys R us + Circuit City. This is the one off South Blvd in Charlotte anyhow back in the 80s.