Five Points, East End Market, & Raleigh Iron Works

I can see your point, and that stretch down Williamson is lovely. I just worry we’ll get some big-for-the-sake-of-big development that neither respects the vibe of the district nor adds meaningful density.

This is exactly what we will get. The developer will just split the lot and build 3-4 new generic white McMansions on the site.

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… just not in my backyard

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Or “contemporary” ones that are several square masses with a different siding slapped on.

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I mean, I sort-of see what you are saying but as long as massive, out-of-character 1:1 tear-down/rebuilds are as-of-right, I will absolutely not hear any argument based on character against tear-downs leading to higher density either.

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City and Raleigh Iron Works developer in talks about Atlantic Ave. pedestrian crossing

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article290110749.html

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A bridge would be nice. But bare minimum a nice cross walk with a good signal could go a long way at the fraction of the cost.

Something like this.

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Alternate headline: “city and riw developers ‘fixing to get ready to do something.’”

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