Project page is now live for the Commerce Pl. redevelopment: https://raleighnc.gov/projects/commerce-place. There will be an in-person booth at the Nov 3 First Friday for the community to discuss the project with staff and give their input.
Apologies if there’s an existing thread that’s more appropriate for this!
I actually wondered about a similar scenario the other day. I was in a conversation and was about to Google something that someone mentioned, then I stopped myself. I asked the person to define what they were talking about since we were in a conversation. If I Googled everything (which I normally do), then my conversations would be a lot shorter. Googling something and the results returned might not do it justice.
This is an exciting idea. I’m curious of the implementation overall. The streetscape would fall on the city, but for the street itself, it would require some businesses to come in to make it interesting.
Overall I thought the Warehouse District could be a shopping district. Granted they have Boxcar and Crank Arm (which is bar/brewery), but some retail shops would be nice to go in the area to go with Urban Outfitters, Raleigh Denim, The Flourish Market, and the antique store. They wouldn’t make for a nightlife scenery, but I’m sure throwing in an additional restaurant would be fine.
It didn’t provide an answer when I clicked on it. Still waiting. It’s the principle of the thing. If a bunch of city nerds want to make up words like stroad (makes me think of chode btw) and Woolworth-werewolf, I expect a spoonfed explanation for the child that I am.
Here’s a useful life hack for those that have questions but crave spoon feeding.
Press on the word in question until it is highlighted. Second pop-up action option is “Look Up”. Results are dictionary meanings including pronunciation. Also includes relevant links including Wikipedia.
No typing required. More knowledge imparted than anyone might volunteer.
Also I broke down and looked it up. This sounds neat. I bet it works well in Europe where it’s not America. We’ll see how it goes.
Woonerf (“Street for living”) is a Dutch term for common space created to be shared by pedestrians, bicyclists, and low speed motor vehicles. They are typically streets without curbs and sidewalks, and vehicles are slowed by placing trees, planters, parking areas, and other obstacles in the street.
Because this looks just like Raleigh, I can see it fitting in.