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Little did I know that Raleigh had a 4th ward. Apparently it does and is now the site of a significant redevelopment effort by the city and a local urban development company. The goal is to restore a number of historically significant homes in this area. I drove by the Dorothea Gardens project this afternoon and was impressed with what I saw. Seems like all of the homes within this project and the Rosengarten Park project have already sold out. With the proximity to Dix Hill I can see these locations being prime properties.

 

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The ward system was very short lived and IIRC was formed in the 1850's for 1-3. Ward 2 being Fayettevile and a block or two on each side of that and 1 and 3 being the extreme west and east side of the City...don't remember which was which. 1 and 3 expanded with the slight east and west expansion of the city limits...again I forget exactly when but its all in Elizabeth Reid Murray's book found at the CIty Museum. Fourth ward was the post civil war southern expansion of the City limits that included many now lost streets south of what is now the MLK/Western/Saunders interchange. 

Anyway, CitySpace is the developer for Caraleigh Commons too. 

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Looks like maybe some big development heading to South Street at the old Ice Market and stretching down the block past Boulted Bread...  Same developer from NYC owns ~1.6 acres here.  Judging by the rendering, maybe some modern looking townhomes with parking in the rear similar to "Ten on Person"?  Just a guess.

Same developer also owns 1/2 acre at the SW corner of Lenoir & West.

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I see a lot of potential in the 4th Ward/Boylan Heights area. Gentrification is definitely changing the demographics and landscape of that area.

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I'm a huge fan of these infill (and this is actual infill instead of immediate teardown and replace) townhouse developments. The scale, the increased density and the inevitable increase in street level presence by residents (vs our friend the walled off megablock apartments) are all big plusses for this area. I'm betting that if they have a good design, they all get sold before they are even completed. The downtown market on everything except condos, is surging big time. 

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I am all for modern structures, but this more resembles an apartment building that needs to be torn down...

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Those units overlooking Heritage Park are going to have one hell of a view of downtown.

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Posted (edited)

So I think the Lenoir/West intersection is getting this:

Also, Greenman, where did you get the rendering for the Icehouse site? I can't find it on the Lambert of the Raleigh Architecture sites...

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15 hours ago, Jones_ said:

So I think the Lenoir/West intersection is getting this:

Also, Greenman, where did you get the rendering for the Icehouse site? I can't find it on the Lambert of the Raleigh Architecture sites...

Raleigh Architecture Co's Instagram feed.

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Posted (edited)

Lay low...it looks like they swiped that rendering off the Instagram already....

Edited by Jones_

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