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Development Beat: 20-Stories Proposed for CAM, Hillsborough Crane Coming Down

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20-Story mixed-use development proposed for Warehouse District

Craft Bar coming to 3 Glenwood

New development planned along West Cabarrus

Barcelona Wine Bar opening soon in Warehouse District

Andrews-Duncan House being renovated

Crane on Hillsborough finally coming down

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Can CAM Go Up to 20 Stories?

CAM Raleigh and HQ Raleigh

A block in the Warehouse District, surrounded by Martin, West, Davie, and Harrington streets, is seeking rezoning approval to build up to 20 stories.

The block of buildings where CAM Raleigh is located is looking to match the height of its neighbor, The Dillon. An application has been filed to rezone all but two of the properties on the block from 5 to 20 stories. But don’t fear for the future of CAM Raleigh, as they are one of the groups making the request.

The six-parcels of land include HQ Raleigh and bar Circa 1888 and is adjacent to Union Station. The application doesn’t provide much about plans but does mention the property will include “hospitality uses and potential retail amenities.”


Crafting a Bar on Glenwood

Craft Bar Glenwood

A new bar is coming to 3 Glenwood Avenue, a parcel of land that once housed Eden’s Ultra Lounge, DIVEbar, and the Raleigh Beverage Mart.

Permits were issued to Carolina Design & Construction for a renovation of the 2,980 square-foot space and the addition of a 380 square-foot bathroom to create Craft Bar. The total project cost looks to be around $80,000, per the permits.

Based on the name, we imagine the bar will seek to capitalize on the craft beer craze. However, this could be a bar where patrons come to work on arts and crafts while drinking specialty cocktails. Time will tell.


Hotel, Residential, Retail Planned for West Cabarrus

West Cabarrus Street Development

A development featuring a hotel, residential, and retail could be coming to West Cabarrus Street.

A rezoning application for a .6 acre parcel of land along West Cabarrus Street was filed last week that would allow for an increase from five to 12 stories in the maximum allowed building height.

The parcel is made up of three separate properties: 401 West Cabarrus, 510 South Harrington, and 505 South West. All three properties have separate owners, with separate buildings on each lot.

According to the rezoning application, a neighborhood meeting about the project was held in January, where the possibility of building either a residential or a hotel development was discussed.

Neighbors expressed a preference for these proposed uses over an office building, as they would generate less peak-hour traffic. Developers noted that a mix of residential, hotel and retail space was the likeliest outcome for the new project.

The rezoning was filed by an LLC that traces back to Greymont Development, the firm behind the nearby Fairweather Condos.


Barcelona Wine Bar Serving Soon

Barcelona Wine Bar Raleigh

A new wine and tapas bar will be opening soon in The Dillon.

We first reported on the newest Warehouse District restaurant in June 2018. Barcelona Wine Bar has 16 locations across the eastern seaboard. The Raleigh location is housed in the bottom floor of The Dillon with outdoor seating at 430 West Martin Street.

Each location’s menu is primarily controlled by the local head chef, so Raleigh’s menu will be a surprise. Many other locations have a large selection of cheese and charcuterie boards as well as locally sourced small plates.


Andrews-Duncan House Renovation

Andrews Duncan House Raleigh

The private buyers of the historic Andrews-Duncan House in downtown Raleigh are petitioning the City in order to make significant exterior renovations.

Originally built in 1873 on a .97 acre parcel, the Andrews-Duncan House is a Raleigh Historic Landmark currently owned by the State of North Carolina. (Note: an earlier version of this post had the date and acre size incorrect. Thanks to Ian F.G. Dunn for the correction.)

According to a certificate of appropriateness application filed by Maurer Architecture on behalf of the buyers, the building has been unoccupied for several years after being used as offices for the State. The prospective buyers plan to restore the property “according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and retain the original use of a single-family residence.”

These plans involve the removal of a non-historic addition and stairs, the construction of additions on the south and west facades, a new porch and an enlarged parking area. The certificate of appropriateness application was approved with conditions by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission during their February 28th meeting.

Crane, Crane, Go Away

After nearly four years, a crane that has come to symbolize the failure of the Hillsborough Lofts development is finally coming down. This came as somewhat of a surprise, as we assumed the crane had been designated a historic landmark, due to its incredibly long tenure on Hillsborough Street.

The News & Observer reported that the City is targeting this weekend for removal of the crane. The attorney for Morrow, the company that owns the actual crane, told the News & Observer that it has had access to the crane since last spring, although plans to remove it were delayed due to permitting requirements.

The crane, like the project site itself, has been held hostage to an ongoing legal battle between the property’s developer and the construction manager that stretches back to 2014. After an arbitration hearing in 2017 ruled in favor of the contractor, Wright Construction, the developer, Hillsborough Lofts, filed for bankruptcy.

Although the crane will be coming down, there’s no news on when something will actually get built on this prime piece of now-empty real estate.


Help Brewgaloo win USA Today’s Best Beer Festival

Brewgaloo by Shop Local Raleigh

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Walnut Creek Bars Set for Renovation

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Visitors to the Walnut Creek Amphitheater – sorry, the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, will soon notice a small but crucial upgrade: renovations to the venue’s three main bars.

A pair of permits were issued last week to Carolina Design & Construction for “alterations to Bars 1, 2, and 3, canopies for bars 1 and 2, and a new walk-in cooler.” The work will likely be completed well in time for the prime spring concert season.

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