Raleigh council OKs tower in downtown warehouse district
Posted September 1, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — The City Council signed off Tuesday on rezoning a parcel in Raleigh's warehouse district, clearing the way for developer John Kane to put a mix of apartments, offices and shops on the site.
The 2.5-acre site bounded by South Harrington, South West, West Hargett and West Martin streets was formerly occupied by a Dillon Supply Co. warehouse and is adjacent to the site of the Union Station transit hub, which broke ground in May.
The rezoning allows a tower of up to 20 stories, and Kane said The Dillon project would incorporate the old warehouse and include 210,000 square feet of office space, 260 apartments, covered parking and retail shops and restaurants along the ground floor.
Kane also is building two office towers at his North Hills development at Six Forks Road and Interstate 440.
The Raleigh City Council also scheduled a public hearing for October on a possible public-private partnership with Kane on a 350-space parking deck in the warehouse district.
Some downtown businesses have complained that employees have to walk for blocks to find a space to park.