Raleigh to get new office tower and teen center

From staff reportsSeptember 1, 2009 

— The City Council today unanimously approved plans for a 12-story downtown office building and a new teen center in Southeast Raleigh.

The office building will be the new home of the State Employees' Credit Union. Credit Union officials expect to break ground on the project this fall. The building is to be located at 119 N. Salisbury St., site of the old credit union building that was demolished last year.

Plans call for the building to be about 238,000 square feet. It will include a parking deck, a banking center with walk-up ATMs and tellers, and office space that the credit union will lease to other businesses to help offset costs.

Between 10,000 and 12,000 credit union members work near the state government buildings in downtown. The new building is expected to take about 18 months to build after breaking ground.

The teen center will be located on property on Tarboro Street that was part of St. Monica Catholic Church and School into a teen center. The center is expected to open by next summer.

The Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department will operate the center. The church and school, which have been designated a Raleigh Historic Landmark, were created in 1930 to serve African-American Catholics in Raleigh and other parts of Wake County.

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