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

Posted October 7, 2008 3:37 p.m. EDT
Updated October 7, 2008 5:02 p.m. EDT

— 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.