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 Just keep in mind that it is painfully out of date.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|
|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.
|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.
|HBS Properties Building
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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|