307/309/311/313 West Martin Street Rezoning

I concur, “will of the people” right?

It’s a crying shame that even this smaller city is getting tied up in petty politics that suspend growth and impede the economy.

Raleigh would be a whole lot different if the politicians put their personal agendas aside and make some larger changes to the area.

Raleigh’s a really unique place, but if there’s no reason for anyone to be here then what’s it worth keeping it unique.

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Looks like this is back to city council 7/2. The agenda for 7/2 is packed!

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I’m thinking about attending the public hearing to voice my support of the project.
Also page 50 they put to rest some of the debate spelling Smokey Hollow:
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I’m thinking about attending as well.

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With a banner that reads “Drop that E!”

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Add e’s.

Smoekeey Hoelloewe

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If we don’t show up and things go badly, we’re to blame too. I plan to attend and I hope everyone on here will too

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Nope. No E. Just wait.

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I appreciate you sticking with me on this, @R-Dub. :slight_smile:

Now back on topic, folks!

Welcome to the City of Raligh.

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Looks like this zoning has been approved by the council 7-0

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Wasn’t this put on hold last month due to questions around height and of course affordable housing? And they just got a unanimous approval? Hope this is a good sign of what to expect tonight!

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Yes from June 6 to today. I’m not sure if this portends anything for the Kane property because “traffic” doesn’t seem to be a concern with the Martin St parcel. Since it’s nestled in the middle of the warehouse district I don’t think anyone really complained about it where as Smok(e)y Hollow Phase 3 is on the edge of downtown it seems like some people are going to complain about it. I could fully see some council members voting for the Martin St rezoning and opposing Kane just so they can claim they’re not anti growth.

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She’d better show up tonight. If the other rezoning fails by 1 vote, I’m gonna be sad…

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Where is the $1M for affordable housing?

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Really late (I know) but what ever happened to that tower that was supposed to be put in in that lot behind the Dillon? I read about it in the DTRaleigh post in December but have heard nothing since.

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Here’s the thread. Not dead.

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One of the principal developers for this project has died. Steve Schuster, owner of Clearscapes also designed Union Station, died August 16. No details. Huge loss for our downtown and our city. Steve & Mary Ann designed & developed a loft in the W. Martin Street building in 1991.

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Thank you for this very sad news. I enjoyed his work. Definitely a loss for Raleigh.

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Oh my gosh, I had no idea. He had cancer.

Along with Phil Freelon, that’s arguably the two most celebrated architects of our region, and the two that made the biggest impact, gone within a month of each other. My heart goes out to their families. A huge loss.

EDIT: here’s a great article on Schuster’s legacy and his impact on downtown’s revatilization.

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