Per Megan Patton on Reddit, the City intends to build affordable housing on the Cargill site from some surplus $$.
Any updates on any of these projects? I’m sure things are moving along pretty quickly
Summit at Sawyer coming along quick. How huge the lot is didn’t really register for me until actually walking by (all the way to the end of the street in the first pic)
Some updates incoming. Trying to keep the replies threaded in a way that makes sense – someone hit me with a reply so I can post the rest (3 posts in a row limit)
The City Council has purchased the Cargill site for $12.8M with the intention of developing affordable housing.
@JonathanMelton I think you guys should look into The Community Builders (TCB), they build and manage affordable housing developments and have developments all over the country. They currently own and manage an AH community located in Charlotte.
They host community events and typically have community members on the management team… at least they do in Boston. Here’s the link to their website: https://tcbinc.org/
Thanks! It’ll have to go out for RFP but if you have a contact there you should definitely encourage them to submit!
@JonathanMelton Is there a requirement to make this parcel urban in format? Because Walnut Terrance next door is completely car centric and basically a barrier for the gradual urbanization of southern Raleigh.
Took a look at their portfolio and it definitely seems like the kind of affordable housing provider that I’d want to see in this city. Looks like, according to where they do work, NC is on that list:
Cargill? Yes, it’s in TOD and along southern BRT route.
The Grey (taken Saturday, Nov 18th)
I find it interesting that “1 car garage” is a big enough selling point / differentiator to be the only detail they include on the banner. Is the selling point that the garage is small, or that it’s there at all?
It’s that it’s there at all, we spent more than a year searching for a home downtown that had really any garage at all. I almost gave up hope and began looking for space to build one, we got lucky and found a house that doubled the foundation and garage as 1.
Here’s one that’s not on the map, and I was completely unaware of. I was wrong, these are on the map, labeled “Garner and Sawyer”.
“South Heights”, 28 townhouses
Site map (pulled from here):
It’s interesting the value Americans put on a garage. I get it to some extent, but I’ve lived my entire adult life without a garage and have somehow survived the apparently cruel deprivation. My partner also does a lot of creative projects that require the use of power tools and he has managed just fine for decades. I guess we’re just really good at improvising, adapting, and overcoming.
Only having to wash the car twice a year is very nice. Looking at all of the outdoor cars during pollen season makes me very grateful my old apartment had a deck and my townhouse has a garage.
Anyone have any idea what is happening at 1400 Garner Rd? There was an old mini-mart here that was just torn down. On the city’s permitting portal, it looks like they applied for a demolition permit on August 3rd, but I can’t find anything after that. The property doesn’t appear to be for sale (or at least it isn’t on Loopnet).
Current state (taken Saturday, Nov 18th):
What used to be there:
I’m fairly certain this is owned by Passage Home. They anticipate future development on the site. But for now, it’s easier to tear down what was there instead of paying to maintain it. But I might be confusing this site with another one of theirs (same plan).
You’re 100% right. I just saw a different owner for the surrounding lots on iMaps and got myself confused. I guess maybe this was bought later, but will be combined with the adjacent plot(s).