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Plan for Cameron Village looking up

Posted July 15, 2008 5:06 p.m. EDT
Updated July 15, 2008 11:34 p.m. EDT

— Cameron Village has resisted growth and expansion in the past. Tuesday night, the Raleigh City Council planned to hear from the public on the latest plan to develop the popular living and shopping district.

Crescent Resources, LLC, a developer from Charlotte, has proposed a building at the corner of Oberlin Road and Clark Street that would be taller than any other structure in the neighborhood.

The project plans show a mixed-use tower that could be as many as nine stories, including both commercial and residential areas. According to city records, few buildings in the area are taller than four stories.

Local residents were expected to object to the rezoning necessary for the project at the forum Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Raleigh City Council chambers.

In 2002, Cameron Village neighbors successfully quashed a plan to expand the former Occidental Insurance Building at the corner of Wade Avenue and Oberlin Road.