The Raleigh Report
Posted on January 28, 2015
The region's transit authority is ready to sell the future site of Union Station to the city of Raleigh, clearing another obstacle from the path of the long-planned project.
The outline of the deal was approved by the Triangle Transit Authority on Wednesday and already has Raleigh council's approval, according to transit authority staff, though the final details haven't been inked. TTA bought the property ten years ago.
Under the deal, Raleigh would pay between $3.6 million and $4 million for about four acres, including two parking lots and two brick warehouse-style buildings near a railroad line off West Martin Street, staff reported. Meanwhile, as part of the exchange, TTA will dedicate up to $4 million for the construction of commuter rail infrastructure for the project.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on January 22, 2015
Momentum is building on the Wake County school board to put plans for new schools inside the Raleigh Beltline in the next school construction bond issue.
Posted by Colin Campbell on January 16, 2015
Days after several Republican North Carolina senators criticized a deal to sell the Dorothea Dix property to Raleigh, Senate leader Phil Berger says he's "still looking" at the proposal.
Posted on January 11, 2015
A state representative reported on Twitter on Sunday night that there was a potential deal on the 308-acre Dorothea Dix property south of downtown Raleigh.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on January 9, 2015
The city of Raleigh isn't ready to hand over the keys to Stone's Warehouse just yet. A proposal to sell the sprawling, vacant building came before the Raleigh City Council on Tuesday, but elected officials held off on action.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on January 5, 2015
The city of Raleigh has filed a rezoning for 301 Hillsborough St., and with it comes new detail about plans for the city-owned downtown site.
Posted by Andrew Kenney on December 29, 2014
“I decided that right here at the end of the year would be the time to do it, without a lot of hoopla or big announcements. Just cut it off,” said Gray Medlin, owner of Cafe Helios in Raleigh.