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Apartment tower to rise in downtown Raleigh

Posted October 31, 2013

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— Developers plan to start construction in the coming weeks on a 23-story apartment project in downtown Raleigh.

SkyHouse Raleigh will include 320 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments featuring luxury amenities and floor-to-ceiling windows, developers said. The project also will include 5,400 square feet of street-level retail space.

The residential tower will go up at the corner of Martin and Blount streets, where Cary developer Gregg Sandreuter had planned a mixed-use project. Sandreuter is teaming with Novare Group and Batson-Cook Development Co. on SkyHouse.

“SkyHouse Raleigh is a critical component in providing young professionals an exceptional living experience in one of the most exciting redevelopments in the state," Sandreuter said in a statement.

Novare and Batson-Cook have also built SkyHouse highrises in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Texas, and Orlando, Fla.

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  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Nov 1, 2013

    Nice looking building! A little out of my own price range, but what a great lifestyle some lucky people will enjoy there. Maybe they will even be able to live without a car - that alone would save thousands a year.

    Downtown is becoming an ever richer mix of great architecture, churches, and museums. It has an unbelievable range of restaurant and entertainment options, an enlightened and progressive leadership, a constant wave of cool annual events. It's a city that is finding ways to help out the less fortunate in our community. It's a safe, tolerant, inclusive urban scene for an ever more diverse mix of people.

    If you were born here, all this change may not be what you expected or wanted. But it's still your town, you're part of the mix. We all have to make adjustments from time to time.

    Or if you prefer, move to some far away suburb. But IMHO, you're missing the best city between Washington and Atlanta. Speaking of which, I'll take Raleigh over those cities.

  • Typical WRAL Commenter Nov 1, 2013

    Some of you people are so completely uninformed about downtown it's almost cute. In a crotchety old man kinda way.

  • VaultMaster Oct 31, 2013

    Another building full of people complaining about train noises and the homeless hanging around. Makes me laugh.

    Shortcake53; The homeless will not be a problem soon. Raleigh is already getting them out of Moore's Square. Hence the ordinance on feeding. And plans are already in place to move Moore's Square Station (The Bus Station)

  • shortcake53 Oct 31, 2013

    Another building full of people complaining about train noises and the homeless hanging around. Makes me laugh.

  • redapace Oct 31, 2013

    "Between that cost and the cost of insurance and a mortgage, the buyers will have to be pulling down some pretty hefty salaries."

    Apartments don't come with mortgages and renters insurance is cheap. But the monthly rents will probably start at 1500 or so for the smallest one bedroom units. Not cheap for sure.

  • sag1981 Oct 31, 2013

    If I eveer stop working in RTP and can get a job in an office downtown this would be AWESOME!

  • IPayYouPay Oct 31, 2013

    Getting closer and closer to resembling New York City. Since I can't use appropriate words here - let me say my hometown of 57 years is getting too crowded. I didn't stay here for any other reason that I WAS happy. If I'd wanted New York City, I'd have moved to New York. Please stop coming here expecting that small town feel, get dissatisfied and homesick and say "let's change Raleigh to be like home". Go the heck home if you want a big city.

  • whatelseisnew Oct 31, 2013

    "I daresay it will be nice to have--but those windows? Heating in the winter, cooling in the summer (big bills)and broken in the hurricane season."

    Well I would expect the glass to be at least as thermal proof as they can be plus likely have a coating that stops UV Ray damage to the interior. Hurricane PROOF? Maybe. The worst part is the people that buy them will be getting hammered by BOTH Wake County taxes and City Taxes. Between that cost and the cost of insurance and a mortgage, the buyers will have to be pulling down some pretty hefty salaries. this will definitely be a boon to downtown businesses. Maybe it will be enough to attract a supermarket back into that area.

  • whatelseisnew Oct 31, 2013

    "floor to ceiling windows to watch the homeless in Moore square"

    LOL.... Don't worry, those oh so caring Dems will run them off. When the choice is between MONEY and anything else, the Dems will grab the money. Not saying the Reps are any better. They will grab the money as well.

    I guess I can see living there IF your place of work is close by, but if SAY you had to go to RTP every day, NOT so much. I bet the prices of these places are going to be eye openers.

  • curiousgeorgia Oct 31, 2013

    I daresay it will be nice to have--but those windows? Heating in the winter, cooling in the summer (big bills)and broken in the hurricane season.

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