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Raleigh council OKs Cameron Village high-rise

Posted February 15, 2011

— The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a preliminary site plan for The Residences at Cameron Village mixed-use development.

The 2.6-acre development on the northeast corner of the intersection of Clark Avenue and Oberlin Road will include up to 295 residences, up to 23,823 square feet of commercial space and a 450-space parking deck.

Because the project exceeds a 50-foot height limitation on new construction in Cameron Village, developer Crescent Resources had to present evidence to the City Council that the preliminary site plan met specific criteria outlined by the city.

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  • ncguy Feb 16, 3:00 p.m.

    good luck with that.

  • archmaker Feb 16, 2:20 p.m.

    why is wral still using the old rendering? if you want to see how awful these things really look, you need to read the article in the triangle business journal and see the new elevations.

  • justin6882 Feb 16, 2:01 p.m.

    DahlingBella - I'm fairly certain these are apartments, based on other news reports, so your whole rant was baseless. All of the apartment buildings going up in and near downtown seem to be doing quite well.

  • NH Mom Feb 16, 1:51 p.m.

    Roads? Does anyone on the city council ever try to drive on Oberlin Road, Clark/Peace Street, or Wade Avenue in the morning, at lunch, or in the evening? Some days it takes over 5 minutes to exit my office building onto Oberlin. Peace Steet backs up at lunch every day from Glenwood to Cameron Village (where they nicely trimmed it from 4 lanes to 2 to handle the higher traffic). Before more condos are built, while there is a glut on the market, the roads around

  • Caveman93 Feb 16, 1:45 p.m.

    Why? You just lost Victoria's Secret? This makes no sense at all.

  • chris01236 Feb 16, 11:40 a.m.

    DahlingBella...."priced out of the range of those who can afford them" doesn't make any sense. you simply can't afford them. besides, i could care less if they sit empty. it looks better than an abandoned gas station and the other throw back buildings that are there now.

  • Devilsadvocate Feb 16, 11:30 a.m.

    More traffice congestion. Peace St., Oberlin Rd, Wad Ave. are aready starting to max out their capacities during high times.

  • AtALost Feb 16, 10:43 a.m.

    How can it exceed the 50-foot height limitation yet it "met specific criteria outlined by the city." Did they change the criteria? Sounds like someone was paid off.

  • pizno82 Feb 16, 10:31 a.m.

    Yea I'm willing to bet that developer has some of the council in his hip pocket.

  • DahlingBella Feb 16, 9:58 a.m.

    Just what Raleigh needs....more condos. Take a look at the Glenwood South district with the Quorum units going up for auction or the Hue that was just turned in to apartments because of the lack of demand. The North at West condos just had an auction as well. Throw in the fact these condos will be priced out of the range of those who can afford them and who want to live in Cameron Village and you have another brillant developer project that doesn't fit the demographics of the area. Looking at this rendering tells me the architect is creating a copy cat project that can be seen around the area in other mixed use projects...nothing new or original or anything that fits the village appeal of Cameron Village. The council should be ashamed of themselves. But then...they are probably in the pay of the developer to get this pushed through.

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