Dec 16 2015 - House Poised to Approve $600 Billion in Tax Cuts
Oct 17 2015 - A place where living is a form of poetry
Oct 8 2015 - Raleigh funds 2 housing programs
Oct 7 2015 - Plans for bridge replacements near downtown take shape
Sept 22 2015 - Raleigh City Council Master Approves Downtown Master Plan
August 10 2015 - DRA Announces New Incentives for Prospective Downtown Retailers Grants, Business Planning, Promotions, and more offered
July 12 2015 - Housing stock near downtown gets a jolt of modernism
July 7 2015 - Council Approves Measures in Preparation for Dorothea Dix Transition
July 5 2015 - Privacy policies with an escape hatch
June 8 2015 - Behind the rise of the new housing headwind
April 2015 - Raleigh's last B&B to close
March 2015 - Raleigh Historic Development Commission opposes downtown hotel plan

RALEIGH A city board has weighed in against a plan to lift the historic designation at the proposed site of a new downtown hotel. The Raleigh Historic Development Commission recommended against removing property at the corner of South Wilmington and East Lenoir streets from the Prince Hall Historic district.Visit Site

January 2015 - Public Invited to Comment on Budget Priorities

Community input is invited as the City of Raleigh prepares the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget. Residents are encouraged to share feedback and priorities...Visit Site

January 2015 - Advocates organize Raleigh 'town hall' meeting about Airbnb

Advocates for Airbnb, the online service that allows people to rent rooms in their homes, are mobilizing as the city of Raleigh considers challenges to the Internet company's legal ability to operate in the city.Visit Site

January 2015 - Raleigh sees complaints, hopes fix clicks for SeeClickFix

The service SeeClickFix was supposed to make it easier for people to report potholes, graffiti and other issues to the city of Raleigh. Mission accomplished: As many as 100 people per day are using smartphones to tag problems. Visit Site

November 2014 - Real Deals: The Saint townhome project to bring new level of luxury to downtown

When it comes to residential luxury properties, downtown Raleigh has a long way to go before it can compare with other larger U.S. cities in terms of sheer opulence.Visit Site

October 2014 - Raleigh to tinker with delicate balance of sleeping, partying in Glenwood South

The problem in Glenwood South is pretty simple: Some people like to party at 2 a.m. Some people like to sleep at 2 a.m. And people of both types have flocked to this lively stretch on the edge of the downtown core in the last few years.Visit Site

September 2014 - N&O opens two Little Free Libraries

The collections at some of Raleigh's newest public libraries are limited. Most, after all, aren't much bigger than a large bird house.Visit Site

August 2013 - Development group acquires land for downtown Raleigh apartment project
Aug 2014 - Real Deals: Cameron Village apartment projects move at different speeds

For regular visitors to Cameron Village, it’s hard not to notice the discrepancy in the pace of progress at the two new apartment complexes being built across Oberlin Road from each other.Visit Site

July 2014 - $2.1 million upgrade aims to make Oberlin Road more like a Main Street

Oberlin Road around Cameron Village could soon be getting $2.1 million in new crosswalks, buried power lines and wider, tree-lined sidewalks to give the busy road more of a Main Street feel.Visit Site

July 2014 - North Shore restarts homes sales at Centennial Campus

North Shore, the only for-sale residential community currently allowed inside N.C. State University's Centennial Campus, is finally getting back on track.

Raleigh developer Roland Gammon, president and owner of White Oak Properties, says construction of the first 10 new townhouse units is slated to begin this summer with pre-sale marketing events kicking off this week.

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July 2014 - Real Deals: NCSU's Centennial Campus to get hotel, more homes

RALEIGH - Two key real estate projects on N.C. State University's Centennial Campus are moving forward, the latest sign that the research campus is evolving into both a residential community and meeting center.

Last week, university officials finalized details with a development group that plans to build a 155-room Marriott Hotel and conference center on a 10-acre site overlooking Lake Raleigh. Concord Eastridge and Noble Investment Group, which built the Marriott on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, have secured debt financing from BB&T for the project, said Michael Harwood, associate vice chancellor for the Centennial Campus Development Office.

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July 2014 - Downtown Raleigh parking app in the works

Finding a parking space downtown could soon be as easy as a tap on the old smartphone.

The Raleigh City Council agreed Tuesday to work on a downtown parking app, following a proposal from the guys who made a similar app for North Hills.

The council's technology and communications committee will take up the issue soon, but the Downtown Raleigh Alliance is already looking at the initiative. Councilwoman Mary-Ann Baldwin said the downtown group wants to form a public-private partnership to fund app development, and that the city could be asked to chip in a contribution.

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June 2014 - New Residential Living Options Available On NC State University’s Centennial Campus

Townhome Style Condo Development Brings Property Owners to Lake Raleigh at North Shore

Raleigh, North Carolina - June 19, 2014 - White Oak Properties, local Raleigh real estate developer, and NC State University announced today the resumption of development and the start of pre-construction sales for North Shore Condominiums, overlooking Lake Raleigh on NC State's Centennial Campus near the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Located at water's edge, North Shore will be built on Campus Shore Drive and Capability Drive. Groundbreaking is planned for summer 2014.

The project resumes development of the North Shore property of approximately 15 acres and consists exclusively of ownership "for-sale" homes. Home styles will be a mix of multi-story townhomes and single level flats. Initial development will include townhomes plus a community pool with its large outdoor patio and shelter available for the enjoyment of the current owners as well as new purchasers.

"North Shore offers the best of urban living in a relaxed lakeside outdoor residential neighborhood," said Roland Gammon, president of White Oak Properties. "It is conveniently located within minutes of Downtown Raleigh attractions while offering a true residential atmosphere of tree-lined streets, courtyards, walking trails, greenways, and the Lake Raleigh view."

The complex sits in the heart of NC State's Centennial Campus, world renowned for its innovative mix of academic, office, lab and residential living in an amenity-rich environment.

"At NC State, our extensive partnerships with business, industry and government help generate a unique culture of collaboration focused on addressing the grand challenges of society," said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. "The North Shore development adds a vibrant around-the-clock element that enhances the unique learning and living environment on campus."

Jeff Davis of JDavis Architects, project architect, said, "We studied elements of the existing topography as well as the surrounding architecture to incorporate the design to be aesthetically pleasing and blend into what is becoming an amazing neighborhood. The result is to give the sense of place and connectivity with nature. Our goal is that property owners will feel a part of their surrounds and invited to participate in the opportunities that are at their doorstep."

"North Shore's views, unique design and neighborhood feel blend nicely into the natural surroundings with a world-class research university and its many private partners next door." said Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen, marketing and sales representative with The Glenwood Agency Real Estate. "We have found many people are searching for more convenient access to outdoor activities offered via the greenways and the lake and new Lonny Poole Golf Course, but they don't want to give up the feel of living in a real urban neighborhood. We are offering both at North Shore." Centennial Campus is home to the university's Colleges of Engineering, Education, Textiles and Veterinary Medicine, many interdisciplinary centers and institutes, more than 60 corporate, government and non-profit partners and 75 NC State research and academic units - along with thousands of students, faculty and staff. A magnet middle school, residential housing, planned executive conference center, 18-hole championship golf course, restored watershed and recreational amenities weave the 1,334-acre campus into a true community. For more information -

For over thirty years White Oak Properties has been a developer of for sale housing throughout the Triangle. In particular White Oak Properties has been a pioneer in housing opportunities in downtown Raleigh with The Cotton Mill, Park Devereux and Palladium Plaza. Several of its projects have been honored by the Raleigh Appearance Commission with the Sir Walter Raleigh Award Full details of the development can be seen at

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June 2014 - Check out Relay Foods!

Relay Foods is a new service where I get my favorite local, organic, and hand-picked conventional foods. You order online and then either pick it up from one of their trucks (parked all over town) or have it delivered to you!Visit Site

May 2014 - Lincoln Apartments has a great architect on the team, JDavis!
April 2014 - skyhouse Apartment progress in Downtown Raleigh
April 2014 - Raleigh offers $38M for Dorothea Dix Park
May 2013 - Artsplosure tops downtown Raleigh 'bucket list'

The social media gurus behind downtown Raleigh's "Live, Work, Play" have partnered with Offline Media to come up with a summer contest designed to draw visitors to the capital city and to push residents to try new activities within city limits.Visit Site

July 2013 - The Triangle now has just a three-month supply of homes on the market at the current pace of sales
Aug 2014 - Wake County's 1 millionth resident arrives Friday

Whether by jet plane, the maternity ward or behind the wheel of a U-Haul, Wake County’s 1 millionth resident arrives Friday. Read more here: Site

May 2013 - Artsplosure tops downtown Raleigh 'bucket list'

The social media gurus behind downtown Raleigh's "Live, Work, Play" have partnered with Offline Media to come up with a summer contest designed to draw visitors to the capital city and to push residents to try new activities within city limits.Visit Site

January 2013 - Link Peace Street

Link Peace Street is a resident-organized vision for the area immediately around the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Peace Street. The State of North Carolina is studying plans to replace the aging Capital Boulevard bridge over Peace Street while the City of Raleigh is studying a street improvement plan for the Peace Street corridor in the same area.Visit Site

April 2013 - 2013 State of Downtown Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh Alliance's State of Downtown Raleigh report provides a comprehensive market analysis of Raleigh's Central Business District (CBD) for the purpose of informing - and exploring new partnerships with - the investor and real estate community. The report presents informative and compelling data and analysis for developers, brokers, and economic developers whose clients would benefit from learning more about Raleigh's CBD - an amenity-rich location poised to become an office campus for technology companies. Downtown Raleigh is a dynamic place to live with unmatched variety of amenities. And it is a valuable asset to Raleigh and Wake County stemming from a tax valuation in the billions providing surplus revenues for Raleigh and Wake County.Visit Site

March 2013 - Raleigh - Top 10 Again!!

Raleigh is top 10 again!Visit Site

May 2012 - Developers Cease Incentives on new Condos

THREE months ago, when Wei Min Tan, a broker at Rutenberg Realty, negotiated a deal for a new $3 million three-bedroom condominium at the Aldyn on the Upper West Side, he was able to save his buyers $95,000 in transfer taxes and other costs, as well as to finagle a free storage space.Visit Site

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2011 - Which Is America's Best City? Raleigh, 2011 by Bloomberg Businessweek

Based on metrics like school performance, green space, and cultural amenities, Raleigh, N.C., ranks No. 1 in's first Best Cities ranking...Visit Site