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Raleigh OKs Cameron Village high-rise, student housing near N.C. State

Posted October 7, 2008

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— The City Council voted Tuesday to approve plans for a six-story building in the Cameron Village shopping center and a site plan for a student housing complex near the North Carolina State University campus.

Crescent Resources LLC, a Charlotte-based developer, plans to build a retail and residential complex at the corner of Oberlin Road and Clark Street, at the southwest corner of Cameron Village.

According to city records, few buildings in the area are taller than four stories. Nearby residents have criticized the project, saying the taller building would negatively impact the neighborhood.

Meanwhile, the Stanhope Student Housing Center is planned for Stanhope Avenue and Concord Street between Friendly Drive and Rosemary Street. Plans call for a 102-foot-tall building with 167 four-bedroom units, 40 three-bedroom units and 70 two-bedroom units.

The project also will include 8,235 square feet of office space, 1,520 square feet of retail space and a 787-space parking deck.

In response to concerns from nearby residents, the site plan was altered to include devices to slow traffic leaving the parking deck and to lower the side of the parking deck closest to the residential neighborhood to two stories.

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  • bobbyj Oct 9, 2008

    Oh the water nazi are at it again. The drought was media driven.

  • ncwebguy Oct 8, 2008

    NC State is planning on increasing enrolment as the boomer's kids start going to college, and older segments of the workforce go back for retraining. Let the students live there, instead of driving in from all parts of the city.

    If I lived on Stanhope, I'd rather face a two story townhouse than a two story section of parking garage. Would it be that difficult to transition from neighborhood to apartments/parking decks?

    West and Isley like devlopment at any cost. Meeker, Koopman, McFarlane, and Baldwin like density. Crowder and Stephenson like good/apprpriate density. The city should not settle for any proposal that replaces the crushed rock parking lot in place now. Once it is built, an eyesorre won't go anywhere for decades.

    Complaining about water is ridiculous. By the time these projects are built, the Lake Wheeler water processing plant will be open and the East Wake resivor will be under construction or finished.

  • chivegas Oct 8, 2008

    "Nothing like preparing for hard financial times by building a few large buildings."

    And therefore creating local jobs and demand for materials (read: GOOD for the economy)

  • chivegas Oct 8, 2008

    "Collie...some of his friends may whine I guess, but Meeker himself? I don't think he ever met a high rise he didn't like. He is the mayor who finally turned Raleigh into one big hunk of concrete. It is totally fitting that there is a metal oak tree downtown to be his legacy."

    Large buildings belong in downtown. Otherwise you only increase urban sprawl in the suburbs. Personally, I like having some grass left in Wake county.

  • kevboom Oct 8, 2008

    Looks like a nice addition/improvement to Cameron Village to me. That corner isn't exactly "pretty" right now. As for the increased traffic argument, I'm not buying it. Most of the tenants will no doubt be students, who can easily catch a bus or walk to campus from that location, which most would rather do than try to park on campus. Residents of Cameron Park most impacted by the development surely must realize they live adjacent to the state's largest university, and there is going to be some development. I don't hear anyone complaining about their precious high-end boutiques and restaurants in Cameron Village that also attract a lot of "traffic."

  • seeingthru Oct 8, 2008

    great! wonderful! not fitting in with the area who cares?? apparently no-one on the planning council........

  • eternalrage83 Oct 8, 2008

    Nothing like preparing for hard financial times by building a few large buildings.

  • clintoflannagan Oct 8, 2008

    Finally we can get some development to drain some of that dangerous excess water from Falls Lake.

  • Myword Oct 7, 2008

    Collie...some of his friends may whine I guess, but Meeker himself? I don't think he ever met a high rise he didn't like. He is the mayor who finally turned Raleigh into one big hunk of concrete. It is totally fitting that there is a metal oak tree downtown to be his legacy.

  • garyspear Oct 7, 2008

    No mention of widening of Oberlin Road to accomodate
    the increased traffic. I hope they don't seriously think
    they can build this without doing that.

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