Guest post by Mike Ingram
That is the Murturm Nature Observation Tower in Austria.
Each tower has the opportunity to be a piece of public art and focal point for each neighborhood.
Nothing makes a city or region more unique than its geography and topography—and its not unusual for these elements to become the focus–or identity–of an area.
Western North Carolina: the Blue Ridge Mountains.
North Carolina coast: the beach.
San Antonio: the Riverwalk.
Denver: the Rocky Mountains.
Boston: the Harbor.
Raleigh: ??? Continue reading
Tryon Road Project
The City of Raleigh announced last month that it has authorized an agreement with NCDOT for the final widening phase of Tryon Road from Lake Wheeler Road to South Saunders Street. This is the stretch of Tryon Road near the RGA golf course and the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, east, to South Saunders Street near the Renaissance Park neighbohood. The project comes at a time when the I-40 Fortify Raleigh project could have major traffic impacts in Southwest Raleigh.
SouthwestRaleigh.com has been following this story for a while, patiently waiting for funding and priorities to make their way through the process. We got a chance to catch up with Eric Lamb, from the City of Raleigh Transportation Planning office and Dennis Jernigan, from the NCDOT Division 5 Office to ask a few questions about this project. Continue reading
Three Summer Art Camps are coming to Rebus Works this summer: July 7 through July 25, 2014 for ages 7-12.
This three-week series of art projects is designed as an exploration of self, nature, and the city in which we live. The art activities are a mixture of traditional and new, and the results are limited only by one’s imagination. Each day is divided into two, 3-hour sessions divided by an hour for lunch and stretching. Continue reading
Guest post by Anne Stewart
Handmade vendors, local businesses, and direct sales are coming to the Raleigh Convention Center on March 8, 2014. ‘A Southern Shopping Spree’ presented by Let’s Shop Local, will be giving away 200 Let’s Shop Local reusable totes at the door to the first 200 shoppers. Continue reading
Guest post by Gene Pinder
In this update from Centennial Campus, the new Greens at Centennial Campus, a luxury apartment complex opens, the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse and restaurant is now open to the public, and more news. Continue reading
Guest post by Eva Winterbourne
RSVP for Service Raleigh – Saturday, March 29 from 9 – 12pm.
Service Raleigh is an annual event that brings together NCSU students, neighbors, Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) members, family, and friends to volunteer in our community. This year, you can lend a hand to prepare garden beds for the spring at the Wedge Community Garden. We have a few big projects lined up that require lots of helpers! This year we will: Continue reading
Guest post by Jordan Childress
Find the teepee trail by heading to Kaplan Drive Park.
In early June of 2013, my dog Bubbles and I were strolling through Kaplan Drive Park in Raleigh, NC when we stumbled upon something different. In the field adjacent to the park’s fitness trail stood a tree with two sticks leaned against it. Piled on the ground below were three more sticks that appeared to have also been leaned upon the tree but had since fallen. Though disturbed from their original state, the intentional shape was obvious… a teepee! Continue reading
The Citizens Planning Committee, helping to shape the vision for a 2.4 acre neighborhood park near Sierra Drive and Lineberry Drive in SouthWest Raleigh, meet on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 for the second time, after several weather delays and postponed meetings. The purpose of the meeting was to review and finalize the charter and begin the draft for the park vision statement. Continue reading
Guest post by Trisha Hasch
Help us to establish a vision for downtown. Here’s how you can get involved.
We need your ideas to help us build a downtown experience for everyone. Meet the planning + design team of Sasaki Associates, try your hand at MindMixer, the public engagement social media tool we will use to review Downtown maps and visuals to get an idea of what is in store. Continue reading
An article on WakeUp Wake County, an organization concerned about growth and the future of Wake County, states that “North Carolina will soon be the 9th largest state in the US. … The Triangle is experiencing much of this growth, and with it comes the need for more development.”
And like any resident that is settled in to their part of town, bells and whistles go off at the hint of any new development or re-development. Curiosity gets the best of us. Will a proposed development complement our existing neighborhood and fit into the character or will it “destroy” the reason why we live here and add more, unwanted traffic and more development?
For the most part, I think people who are excited that Raleigh is a growing city instead of a shrinking one, just want quality development that fits into the context of what’s already here. And this is what SouthWest Raleigh has been screaming for, for many years. Continue reading