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  1. Tonight was the first open house for the Midtown Multimodal Bridge, a connectivity project that will connect Barrett Drive, Quail Hollow Drive, and Wake Towne Drive. The non-intersectional bridge would pass over I-440 between Six Forks and Wake Forest Roads. So far Alternative 2 is the leader in the public survey voting:
  2. My first thought is that there are people on Ramblewood in houses built since then that complain about it being "used as an offramp".
  3. Well, I really just meant that the 9yo justice center building. I've marked the two sections here:
  4. I finally went in the Wake County office/court building last week for the first time. I didn't realize that it is essentially two buildings smooshed together. The section adjacent to McDowell (seen in the foreground above) is only a few stories and has its own elevator core. I joked with the help desk about the building's elevators not going to the top floor like some people I know, and he responded that they do ... for this section. haha. @nicholas' photo shows the two sections well.
  5. I really wish that Raleigh had taken Anderson across the Beltline and connected it with North Glen. Of course they'd screw it up with all-way stop signs at every intersection now.
  6. What is the story with that parking deck-top pool next to the Marriott? What does it go with? I don't see photos of it on the Marriott's website.
  7. I think a second Chick-Fil-A would make more money, but that's just me.
  8. 13 stories? Are they going to label them "G,1-12" or "1-12,14"?
  9. Ewww That Ellis Tower (Charlotte) is really bad looking https://ktgy.com/the-ellis-charlottes-newest-residential-tower-is-complete-with-hundreds-of-ready-to-lease-units/
  10. The above ground parking elevates the residential section above the train tracks. I would never want to live this close to the railroad, but at least some elevation gives a little more separation. This was one of the 40-story projects that had been proposed; now down to 20 and 32.
  11. I am pulling for Zimmer. What a great looking building!
  12. Here is my list of high-rises currently planned for downtown (please feel free to correct me on these): 40 stories Nexus (N&O property) Legends (Legends) Highwoods (empty lot across Hargett from Legends) 327 Morgan (across from Flying Saucer) 316 W. Edenton (Reynolds Co's colonial office) 300 Glenwood/509 W. North (Rockford Block, Glenwood) Downtown South (Saunders/I-40) Turnbridge Equities (The Creamery redo, Glenwood) Smoky Hollow 3 (Between Smoky and Capital Blvd) Zimmer (506 Capital Blvd, Across blvd from Smoky Hollow) CAM (CAM Art Museum) Raleigh RFP A (Civic Center Parking) Raleigh RFP B (Civic Center Parking) 35 Stories RUSBUS (Old 5-Star) Marbles Tower? 20 Stories 400H (Southeastern Radio) Capital Square (320 W. South St) East Civic Tower (Police HQ) Raleigh Crossing Phase 2 (Flying Saucer) Salisbury Square A (across Wilmington from Meymandi Hall) Salisbury Square B (across Wilmington from Meymandi Hall) 10-19 Stories Bloc3 Phase 3 (18 stories, Moonlight Pizza at Morgan/Boylan) Home 2/Tru (next to McDonalds on Wilmington) Nash Square Springhill Suites (9 stories) The Madison (12 Stories, Glenwood/Johnson) Bloc 122/Hilton Garden (13 stories, Davie/McDowell)
  13. This is the Capital Square project (not a new proposal to this board).
  14. Here's a pano of the JCPenney hole. This is taken from the 2nd story of the parking garage, at the point nearest 440.
  15. It looks like this plan calls for 8 bus stops. I'm a little confused. Is this facility meant to replace Moore Square Station? Be a companion to Moore Square Station? I certainly understand the desire to get multimodal, but it doesn't seem like 8 bays in an area where the streets are narrow and tight is the best idea for _the_ bus hub, if the answer is the former. If the answer is the latter, are we going to have criticism about the "lack of focus" with the bus plan? Are there going to be complaints about bias with the routes/connections?
  16. https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2021/08/17/centerline-plans-40-story-rezoning.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_triangle+(Triangle+Business+Journal) Sigh. This is the whole Rockford/Tin Roof block. I'm sorry. I'm all for developing our empty lots, but I'm not for ripping out blocks that have the most character downtown.
  17. Here is a still shot from the WRAL story showing the rendering of the I-540/70/I-40 turbinate interchange in Garner. Simple for the user, but wickedly complex. It really isn't like a roundabout. SMH. That's I-40 that cuts from the top (west) to the bottom (east). I-540 goes from the left to the upper right, and Hwy 70 goes off to the right, toward Smithfield. It's odd to me that I-40 west traffic getting onto I-540 clockwise (headed toward Apex) will get a simple right loop instead of a spin in the turbinate. Certainly there will be a lot of cars making this move, and I wonder if they have provisional plans to put in a turbinate loop for this move. I know I know, this is hardly "Urban", but it is fun to trace the path of each potential move a car would make passing through there.
  18. Wow! didn't realize this was so far along. It does sit at a lower elevation than those on Fayetteville St., so its comparative height won't be appreciated from a distance.
  19. Are you prepared to pay the price for what your ancestors did? That's pretty dangerous and unfair territory. Are we ready to unbox Sir Walter Raleigh's decisions and opinions? How about King Charles I ("Carolus")?
  20. Thanks for posting this video. I like the last real shot, where the drone is descending. The horizon reflected in the building matches the one behind the building. I still don't understand why there isn't a restaurant and/or bar in this entire complex on a high level where you can see downtown.
  21. I really like the Bow Truss Wings buildings, especially the more stepped one.
  22. The shopping center was named after Cliff Cameron, when he developed it with Willie York after they returned from the war. Neither of the two men owned slaves. It's important to view history in its context.
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