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  • cynda-ur-way Jan 23, 9:26 p.m.

    They are building a salvation army building there. Not sure if it houses anyone though.

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Jan 23, 5:53 p.m.

    "Homeless Shelter? Hello? City couldn't turn that bowling alley into something useful? Put a bus stop in front of it. Is that too much to ask, Raleigh? - Cleanup"

    You don't think a homeless shelter is useful?

    I guess we each see things a little bit differently.

  • Mon Account Jan 23, 3:28 p.m.

    "Homeless Shelter? Hello? City couldn't turn that bowling alley into something useful? Put a bus stop in front of it. Is that too much to ask, Raleigh?"
    Cleanup on Aisle Cool

    This sounds pretty useful:

    "This is an area that's in the floodplain, and it frequently floods," Deputy Planning Director Ken Bowers said Tuesday. "We need the floodplain to do its natural work of cleaning the storm water and providing a place for floodwater to go so it doesn't damage private property."

  • cynda-ur-way Jan 23, 2:39 p.m.

    I live along this area and am very excited about its future. I will miss the dunkin donuts and Saltwater seafood. I hope they relocate."Cleanup on Aisle Cool" why would they put a bus stop in front of an empty bowling alley or turn it into a homeless shelter if they are trying to revitalize? It is impossible to walk capital blvd in that area once you get past crabtree blvd there is no where to walk safely till past 440 ramp.

  • SaveEnergyMan Jan 23, 1:40 p.m.

    That corridor has been ugly for 40 years. With real estate prices relatively low, it seems a good time to buy up some abandoned buildings and land.

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 23, 1:29 p.m.

    Go ahead and level Mini-City too while you're at it

    heck no... no jamaican food (lee's) or BBQ (BBQ lodge)would be a sin!!!

  • Cleanup on Aisle Cool Jan 23, 1:06 p.m.

    Homeless Shelter? Hello? City couldn't turn that bowling alley into something useful? Put a bus stop in front of it. Is that too much to ask, Raleigh?

  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Jan 23, 12:29 p.m.

    Compared to the mess that is Capital Blvd for those heading north from the beltline, Capital heading south is a breeze. There are a few lights, with the double set of lights at Yonkers/Capital & Hodges/Capital and the light at Crabtree/Capital. From there, you have no lights until you get to downtown. Exit & entrance to Capital is handled via ramps and lights, so it actually flows rather well.

    I know this because I drive Capital Blvd between Wade Avenue & 440 every working day, and I can't remember the last time I was stuck on Capital without any movement or taking more than a single light cycle to get past an intersection.

    It does need to look better, though. The area is very industrial, and it feels run down. But leave the traffic flow alone.

  • daddyankee Jan 23, 11:32 a.m.

    Go ahead and level Mini-City too while you're at it

  • me2you Jan 23, 10:44 a.m.

    That ugly area definitely needs help..all the way into the city.

  • ConcernedNCC Jan 23, 10:14 a.m.

    Bowers said planners envision it sparking redevelopment of the corridor.

    Wouldn't that cause as much problem as there is now?

  • markjb33 Jan 23, 10:11 a.m.

    How about "cleaning and revitalizing" all of Capital Blvd! Its a mess until you get past 540

  • common_sense_plz Jan 23, 9:55 a.m.

    Does this mean that the city is going to by that strip club and trashy motel place. As far as streams being used as trash bins, you have to look at the area they are located and this means these people will not stop throwing trash in them.

  • are you kidding me Jan 23, 9:32 a.m.

    yes, proceed... just watch cost...this is something I can support!!

  • Grand Union Jan 23, 8:46 a.m.

    good ideas. It is an ugly area.

  • TarHeel4Real Jan 23, 8:24 a.m.

    They should just tear down everything on Capital. Noone wants to do anything on Capital because the traffic is horrible. That's why there are empty buildings now and the rent is so cheap. They should build a bypass around Capital instead. Even if it's a toll road a bunch of people would use it from downtown to Wake Forest just to avoid all the traffic and stoplights.

  • abaugh Jan 22, 7:21 p.m.

    Changing Pidgeon House Creek from a ditch back into a more natural stream to filter run off would be very helpfull. I walk the Crabtree Greenway just North of this location often.

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