I often get asked, “Jason, how exactly do you define Southwest Raleigh—what you refer to as Raleigh’s Creative District?” And my answer usually involves describing the area from Wade Avenue to Downtown to South Wilmington Street. But that’s just a general guideline.
What if you could help define the future of Southwest Raleigh by uncovering our past and highlighting our most important assets? Well, you can. And it all starts on October 23 at the McKimmon Center.
The City of Raleigh is embarking on a new venture in partnership with North Carolina State University. The project is being called Uncovering Southwest Raleigh and the purpose is to understand current and future forces affecting change in the area. The project also aims to develop strategies that would enable the residents of Southwest Raleigh and the City to enhance and promote a healthy, creative, and economically sustainable future for the district.
- What: A public kick-off event
- When: October 23, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Where: NC State University’s McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
- Pre-register: http://dev.design.ncsu.edu/swraleigh/
Uncovering Southwest Raleigh is the branding and economic development partnership between the City of Raleigh and NC State University to promote Raleigh’s Creative District, Southwest Raleigh. This partnership includes the City of Raleigh’s Community Services Department, the College of Design, the Poole College of Management, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University.
To accomplish the goals set above, Uncovering Southwest Raleigh is developing an understanding of how the district has evolved, what the physical, economic, and cultural resources are, and how residents, business owners, realtors, developers, investors, and other individuals living and working in the Triangle area perceive the district and the future of its various communities.
With this understanding the project will develop strategies and resources to assist the community in acknowledging Southwest Raleigh as a great place to live, learn, work, play, raise a family, and create a future.
We hope that citizens who live and work in Southwest Raleigh will attend and participate in the kickoff on October 23 at the McKimmon Center.