New Projects - Downtown Raleigh

One of the many things that impress those familiar with Raleigh is the tremendous growth of Downtown, which started back in the early 90's and continues today, regardless of the challenges presented by the recent economic downturn. Downtown Raleigh stillreceives a great deal of attention, by both public and private entities. The recent turbulence in the lending industry claimed a few projects as victims, but even without these visions Downtown Raleigh continues to move forward at a decent rate.

While I am excited to present the new and improved list of the new project for Downtown Raleigh, I am not exactly done, so if you wish to visit the old page, you may click here. Just keep in mind that it is painfully out of date. The old page may serve as a comparison to the pre-recession days, but as soon as all the information gets transfered here, the old list will become completely obsolete.

Project Name Height (floors/feet) Description Developer
Under Construction

Wake County Justice Center

11/unknown 563,000sf divided in three primary functions: 32,000sf of courthouse space, 110,000sf for Public Records and Administration offices and 300 spaces of underground parking. Construction cost is estimated to be $214 million, with completion date in 2013.
Wake County
NC SECU Tower 12/185ft 238,388sf of office space and extended stay hotel rooms. A 6-story parking deck, providing 177 spaces will be provided. NC State Employees Credit Union
Green Square 4/unknown Nature Research Center for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, including interactive galleries, in over 325,000sf. Total cost $100 million. Office space for 600 employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and a 700-space parking deck. Completion date in 2011. NC State Government
Blount Street Commons (Phase 1) N/A Redevelopment of over 25 acres in the North Blount Street area. Phase 1 includes townhomes, row houses, carriage homes and condos. LNR Properties
The Edison (See Description) Two 38-story/574ft and two 29-story/369ft high-rises, with 576,000sf of office space, up to 320 hotel rooms, up to 640 condos, 8 levels of above-ground parking with 1706 spaces, 18,000sf of commercial space and 32,000sf of street-level retail. Total square footage is 1,570,900sf. Scheduled for a 2011 groundbreaking and completion by 2018.
Hamilton Merritt/Beacon Partners/Oaklane Capital
One Glenwood 39/unknown Mixed-use tower that is envisioned to stand between 20 and 39 floors tall. In the planning stage. Boulevard Centro/Andrew Sandman/TME Investments
Charter Square - North Tower 20/358ft The first of a two-building project, it will be a mixed-use high-rise development. 402,000sf
Floors 1-2: 12,500sf of Retail Space
Floors 3-15: 278,000sf of Class A Office Space
Floors 16-21: Approximately 59 luxury residential condos/penthouses
Parking: 600 space city-owned deck on site below grade, 600 space city-owned deck on Wilmington St. 74 space deck exclusive to residential owners
East-West Partners/White Oak Properties/Craig Davis Properties
Winston Tower 25/unknown Two Winston-brabded hotels: Aloft and Hampton Inn with 80 and 120 rooms, respectively. This building may also include 200-250 condos, which will push the height to 22-25 floors - it will be about half the height without the residential component. This project was originally envisioned to break ground in 2008 and be completed by 2010. Winston Hotels
Clarence Lightner Public Safety Center 17/312ft New HQ for Raleigh Police & Fire Department in 305,000sf. Currently, the city council remains divided over the fate of this project. City of Raleigh
Charter Square - South Tower 15/182ft The second of a two-building project. 225,000sf of mixed-use space.
Floors 1-2: 38,054 SF of Retail/Service/Office
Floors 3-16: Approximately 187 luxury residential condos/penthouses
Parking: 244 space deck exclusive to residential owners
East-West Partners/White Oak Properties/Craig Davis
News & Observer HQ 11/unknown 140,000sf of office space. News & Observer
Powerhouse Plaza 11/unknown This 225,687sf midrise will include 6,861sf of retail/restaurant space in the ground floor, 5 floors/110,524sf of office space, 5 floors/134 rooms of hotel space and a 5,440sf rooftop bar. Adjacent to the building will be a 6-level parking deck, with 397 spaces. Williams Realty
630 North Street 11/119ft The original design called for a mixed-use project with 7 floors/48 units of residential space (starting from $395,000) 3 floors/17,968sf of office space, 4 levels/129 spaces of parking (above and below ground) and 14,181sf of street-level retail space. Currently, however, the building is being re-designed and hotel space may replace the residential portion.
iArc Design/MoMentum Group
David Allen Buildings 11/unknown Mixed-use.
Empire Properties
HBS Properties Building
(unofficial name)
8/unknown Mixed-use, possibly featuring rental units and ground-level retail. Will be located in the 1.15-acre block bounded by Edenton, Morgan, West and Hillsborough streets. HBS Properties
L Building 7/100ft Office mid-rise with retail on the street-level.
Empire Properties
Bloomsbury Estates 2 7/unknown 55 residential units. John Bruckel
Seaboard Apartments 5/unknown 112 rental units. Gregory & Parker/McClain Development/Seaboard LLC
Blount Street Commons (Phase 2) N/A Redevelopment of over 25 acres in the North Blount Street area. Phase 1 includes urban lofts, garden flats, row houses and carriage homes. LNR Properties
Blount Street Commons (Phase 3) N/A Redevelopment of over 25 acres in the North Blount Street area. Phase 1 includes garden flats, row houses and carriage homes. LNR Properties
Blount Street Commons (Phase 4) N/A Redevelopment of over 25 acres in the North Blount Street area. Phase 1 includes carriage homes. LNR Properties
Rosengarten Terrace N/A Restoration of 20 shotgun-style homes, in two lots totalling 1.34 acres.
City Space Investment Group
Recently Completed
RBC Plaza 32/538ft A 730,000sf mixed-use tower, consisting of offices, condos and ground-level retail. Highwoods Properties
West At North 15/unknown One of the jewels of Glenwood South, this 396,311sf high-rise features 170 residential units, 17,000sf of retail space, 300 parking spaces, many great amenities and excellent views. Gregg Sandreuter
Raleigh Marriott City Center 16/unknown Four-star hotel featuring 400 rooms. Stormont-Noble
Hue 7/100ft 208 residential units with 7,500sf of retail space.
Trammell Crow Residential/York Ventures
712 Tucker 5/unknown 179 rental units.
Bloomsbury Estates 1 7/unknown 56 residential units. John Bruckel
222 Glenwood 7/unknown 200,504 sf - 117 residential units and 22,000sf of ground-level retail, with 362 parking spaces. Blue Ridge Realty/Trammell Crow Residential
Convention Center N/A 500,000sf of convention space.
City of Raleigh/Wake County
City Plaza N/A The city's goal is to create a plaza/public gathering place that will accommodate concerts, markets and most types of events. Located at the 500 block of Fayetteville Street. Scheduled for completion on September 2009.
City of Raleigh
Never Built/Canceled
First Citizens Bank HQ 29/unknown Offices for First Citizens Bank envisioned HQ. This tower was scheduled for 1991 completion.
First Citizens Bank HQ
The Hillsborough 23/unknown A mixed-use tower that was envisioned to include an 136-room hotel and 50 condominiums. Canceled in 2009.
Reynolds & Reynolds
Lafayette 22/unknown A mixed-use tower featuring, one floor of office space, 120 hotel rooms and 80 residential condominiums. Also known as Site 4. Canceled in 2009. Empire Properties
Martin & Wilmington Streets tower 20-25/unknown Residential high-rise at the SE corner of Martin & Wilmington Streets.
CAM Tower 12/unknown 50 residential units. Part of the Contemporary Art Museum redevelopment plan. Canceled in 2008. Contemporary Art Museum/Grubb Properties
Lichtin Bldg 10/unknown Offices, a library and retail. Progress Energy/Lichtin Corporation
The Metropolitan 8/unknown 62 residential condos. Stalled for many years, but officially canceled in 2008. The Florian Companies
Boylan Flats 5-8/unknown 9-16 residential units with street-level retail. Cancelation not confirmed. Centrepoint Architecture
111 Seaboard 4/unknown Originally proposed as a mixed-use building, with 53 condos over 12,000sf of retail. Developer opted for renovation of the existing structure.
Smedes York, George York and Settle Dockery Condominiums
The Glen on Peace 4/unknown 18 residential units with 2,455sf of street-level retail. Cancelation not confirmed. Sheffield-Barry Properties/The Preiss Company
Moore Square Apartments 4/unknown 170-200 residential units/Retail. Cancelation not confirmed. Gordon Smith
Franklin Street Plaza 3/unknown 52 condominiums with 15,800sf of retail space. Cancelation not confirmed. Hobby Properties