Just wanted to start a thread of possible projects that might happen or areas where development might be feasible. For example, the parking lot behind whiskey kitchen could be a new development while protecting the whiskey kitchen itself. There are many other surface lots and parking decks that can be replaced or built upon. I think this can just be a thread to discuss where we think development should happen the most and what should go in that spot. Personally, I think a burst of new high rise residential towers such as in Nashville, Austin, and Charlotte could bring us up to a level that they are on while benefiting our skyline and helping it to densify (is that a word?).
how about “help to increase density.”
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The entire block around Whiskey Kitchen is suppose to be hotels I believe?
My husband and I did a “staycation” this weekend at Residence Inn (really nice, btw, recommend if you have out of town guests!) and our room was overlooking the North Carolina Education Association building at South and Salisbury. The whole time I was looking at the 1 story building spread over (acres?) of land I was thinking that lot would be great for redevelopment. Not sure what it’s zoned for, but it’s a surface lot and 1-story building 1 block away from Fayetteville Street. I’d love to see a great mixed use project there to extend the urban core further south.
If I’m thinking of the same plot you were looking at (to the West of Memorial Auditorium?); that’s where the Exploris “Gateway” project is/was supposed to go.
Yes! That’s it. Thanks for the reference. Hope to see that project move forward soon.
I think Exploris has the property behind the building you were looking at, but part of that swath you’re talking about.
Same but I’ve lost hope. At this point, with some of the more prominent lots being taken for smaller scale projects, I hope that plot gets rezoned and goes way taller.
So the lot I’m referring to is actually the one immediately west of Memorial, or the white massing in between Memorial and the proposed towers, so I think a different lot. Thanks for this rendering!
Ahhh, yeah I’d love to see that be redeveloped, too! That, the (potential) Exploris site that @mike just shared, and the two lots in front of Memorial Aud. that the city owns would massively extend the downtown-proper skyline, to the point that the Five Horizons and Downtown South projects wouldn’t nearly look so disconnected (if they even happen).
I’m thinking the parking lot between McDowell and Salisbury bordering Lane west of the General Assembly could become a nice 20-30 story tower. If Smoky Hollow Phase 3 and Zimmer happens, this can be a nice string of buildings linking together.