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Raleigh approves plan for five-story Hillsborough high-rise

Posted February 6, 2013

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— Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday on a revision for a planned Hillsborough Street apartment building. 

Developers initially wanted to build the Stanhope project, at Hillsborough and Concord streets, to 86 feet and seven stories high. In a concession to neighborhood opposition, they reduced the height to 79 feet and five stories to get the council approval.

The building is part of a three-section Master Plan for the area, and it would be on the same visual level as the 74-foot Kerr Drugs building proposed for Hillsborough Street and Friendly Drive.


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  • archmaker Feb 7, 1:18 p.m.

    why is wral using a drawing of a different developer's building for this story? if you want a picture of that building, go take a snap shot - its already built.

  • kdawg Feb 6, 5:16 p.m.

    Thank you, nothing short of a landfill could make this section of Hillsborough Street look any worse than it already does! If a developer wants to invest in this eyesore, the city should sign off!

  • Red Sox Nation Feb 6, 4:59 p.m.

    blowntaco - couldn't be more wrong. To be considered a "high rise" a building must be a minimum of 75' feet tall.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 6, 4:07 p.m.

    A true high rise is a minimun of 12 stories irrespective of height. Just a little note.....

    Nope, according to Websters, its 'multistories and has elevstors.' Now sky scraper, thats different. Thats what you are talking.

  • b4reelnow Feb 6, 2:35 p.m.

    Just say......

  • blowntaco Feb 6, 2:01 p.m.

    A true high rise is a minimun of 12 stories irrespective of height. Just a little note.....

  • spiritseeker Feb 6, 1:28 p.m.

    What is not mentioned in this article is how many apartment units will be in the building and a breakdown of that number into the quantities of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. If I remember right from Mel Valentine's representative's to the Wake CAC the majority of units will be 3 bedrooms. They also said that the majority of the tenants will not have their own vehicles and this seems a bit farfetched for a number of reasons. Additionally the developer who also built University Towers is not required to even provide one parking space in the multi level parking deck for each residential unit. This last statement brings up the question of how many of the residents who either do not have an assigned space, don’t want to pay or can’t afford the monthly parking charge will park. Most of us that live near NCSU know the answer to that last question – In the neighborhoods near their residence that are outside of the permitted areas.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 6, 12:12 p.m.

    A 5 story highrise, really? Eyes rolling

    I think 5 stories is a high rise. You don't? I guess all the buildings where you hang are 80 or 90 stories. Sorry we are so provincial here.

  • cynda-ur-way Feb 6, 11:45 a.m.

    I highly doubt they will have a problem filling apartments anywhere near state.

  • Weaker Pelosi Feb 6, 11:31 a.m.

    A 5 story highrise, really? Eyes rolling.