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Raleigh council OKs credit union tower, teen center

Posted September 1, 2009 3:56 p.m. EDT

— The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a preliminary site plan for a 12-story, mixed-use building that the State Employees Credit Union plans to construct downtown.

The 130,268-square-foot building and parking deck will be located on the west side of Salisbury Street between Jones and Edenton streets. The project will include a credit union branch, office space, 31 residential units, and an eight-level parking deck with 165 spaces.

City officials also presented a report to the council Tuesday about plans to open a teen center downtown. The city plans to convert historic Tarboro Street property that formerly housed St. Monica Catholic Church and School into a center that would offer programs and services to meet the needs of teens in southeast Raleigh.

The Parks and Recreation Department would operate the St. Monica Teen Center, and the city plans to partner with private groups to develop youth programs. The Raleigh Police Department is assisting with the project.