by William Needham Finley IV™

Development Beat: Smokey Hollow Phase II, More Apartments Planned For Hillsborough Street

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Week of September 24, 2018

Smokey Hollow Updates

Andrews-Duncan House will be a home

Hillsborough Pointe files site plans

Sam Jones BBQ coming to downtown Raleigh?

Apex Outfitters opens downtown

U.S. Attorneys moving into downtown Raleigh

Shoppes at Battle Bridge in Southeast Raleigh expanding


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Smokey Hollow Phase II

Kane Realty and Williams Realty & Building Co. recently picked up roughly an acre of land along North West Street, paving the way for Phase II of their Smokey Hollow development.

County records indicate the developers paid about $4.52 million for three parcels of land on August 31. The costliest of the three was a .66 acre piece of land at 506 North West that had been serving as a 96-space surface parking lot.

Phase One, which will include 400 apartments, ground floor retail, and a Publix grocery store, is currently under construction. Phase Two will include office space and additional retail. A third phase is planned as well.


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Andrews-Duncan House Will Be A Home

Good news from Goodnight Raleigh. Last week, Ian F.G. Dunn wrote a fascinating and in-depth article about the historic Andrews-Duncan house, which the State of North Carolina recently found a buyer for.

According to the article, the buyer plans to live in the seven bedroom, six bathroom mansion located at 407 North Blount Street. The 10,000+ square foot home was completed in 1873 and commissioned by Colonel Alexander Boyd Andrews, a “construction magnate, railroad executive and capitalist”.


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The Pointe Planned For Hillsborough Street

Sadly, the iconic The Point bar in Five Points is not opening a second location on Hillsborough Street. Hillsborough Pointe is actually the name of Blue Sky Development’s planned apartment building at the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Bagwell Avenue.

The project would be four stories tall, 29,555 square feet, and would include ground-floor retail. Plans show a total of 29 residential units — 12 one-bedrooms and 17 two-bedrooms.

The site is currently home to J & J Auto, which would have to be torn down before work starts on Hillsborough Pointe.

Blue Sky Development recently built the Friendly Apartments just off Hillsborough, and more recently announced plans for the University Park Condos, an 88-unit building near the Arby’s.


Keeping Up with The Joneses

EatRaleigh reported some news last week that we hope turns out to be true: Sam Jones of Sam Jones BBQ and Skylight Inn might be opening a restaurant in downtown Raleigh.

There is currently one location for Skylight Inn — in Ayden, NC – and one for Sam Jones BBQ, in Winterville, NC. Several other users on social media seemed to confirm the rumor of the downtown Raleigh shop, but until we hear something official we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed.

Downtown Raleigh’s Apex

Apex Outfitters and Board Co. has officially opened in downtown Raleigh. The outdoor retailer had announced its plans to move into the former home of DECO at 19 W Hargett Street earlier this year.

Not surprisingly, Apex currently has a location in … Apex, NC. Their wares include everything from skateboards to waterproof jackets, although we imagine the store’s winterwear will be more popular than its longboards over the next few months.

Law & Order: Wells Fargo Capital Center

Downtown Raleigh’s white-collar criminals beware: the U.S. Attorney’s Office will soon be moving into the Wells Fargo Capital Center, an upgrade that can only mean they want to be located closer to Miller Law Group after Stacy Miller’s historic Fyre Festival victory.

Permits issued last week indicate the U.S. Attorney’s Office will move from the Terry Sanford Federal Building on New Bern Avenue into three stories of the Wells Fargo Building at 150 Fayetteville Street. McDonald York will be handling the build out of the space.

Southeast Shopping

The Shoppes at Battle Bridge in Southeast Raleigh will soon be expanding, as site review plans were filed showing plans for three new out-parcel buildings.

These include a 4,000 sq ft retail building, a 1,835 sq ft restaurant, and a 1,800 sq ft vehicle repair shop. They’ll be built at the intersection of Rocky Quarry and Battle Bridge Roads.

The shopping center at present has a total of 62,000 square feet of space and is anchored by a Food Lion. County records indicate it was built in 2007 and expanded in 2011.

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