I was perusing the city website this AM to see if i could glean anything more from it regarding the future park.
Some key data points/info, and my thoughts.
The park will be about 14 acres
As I think that most of us know, the land is undergoing environmental studies.
It will cover Peace to Dortch, and West to Capital (excluding existing development along west in that boundary.
It will like not have any significant “active park facilities or buildings” because it’s in a floodplain. Personally I think that’s a cop out. I would think that this is yet another project where creativity is called for. If it floods, then why not elevate a boardwalk through a section of the park and put some facilities adjacent? It might be nice to have some overlooks of the park from above, and opportunities to take advantage of the DT view. An elevated walkway could also bridge to the new sidewalk along the west side of Capital to bring people into the park from there.
Current projection is to have the project in design documentation in Spring of 2020. My money is on them not making that schedule.
I would presume that there were be schematic designs and community town halls between now and then. They can’t go to construction documents without alignment to a fully developed, community & city government supported design.
I was looking for a better map of the future park. There’s an interesting map showing the downtown Kane properties, including the park. This will be a nice asset, right across from the tower with the new Publics.
Raleigh real estate development partners Don Carter and Bobby Lewis closed on the sale of the former Flythe Cyclery shop building in late March. The duo also own the three adjacent buildings along the West Street block that they’ve been buying in pieces since 2005. The properties backs up to the former Raleigh waste management services lot along Capital Boulevard and future Devereaux Park site.
The former Flythe Cyclery site is already zoned for mixed-use development of up to 12 stories tall, which Carter says makes to a prime future candidate for mid-rise residential and retail development in the future. But Carter says neither he nor Lewis are in a big hurry to begin demolishing buildings