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Plans for Raleigh's City Plaza moving forward

City Manager Russell Allen said he hopes to have an easement agreement ready for the City Council to see next week.

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Artist's Rendering of City Plaza in Raleigh
RALEIGH, N.C. — The City Plaza proposed for downtown Raleigh is moving closer to reality, City Manager Russell Allen said Friday.

Allen has been negotiating an easement with the owners of property at the south end of Fayetteville Street for more than a year, and he said he hopes to have one hammered out in time to present to the City Council on Tuesday.

The plaza was supposed to open at the same time as the new convention center, in September, but delays with the easement pushed back that date by at least six months.

Once open, the area near the center and the new Marriott hotel could host concerts at night and shopping during the day.

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