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Raleigh Planning Commission discusses Downtown South, but makes no decisions

Posted November 19, 2020 11:53 p.m. EST
Updated November 20, 2020 4:31 a.m. EST

— On Thursday night, the Raleigh Planning Commission talked for several hours about the rezoning requests regarding Downtown South – but no decisions were made.

WRAL broke the news about the 160-acre development last summer.

Developers said they plan to create a mixed-use area south of downtown, at the intersection of South Saunders Street, South Wilmington Street and I-40.

The land, which is currently unoccupied, will be used for retail, housing, bars and restaurants and a soccer stadium.

Nicole Bennett of the Raleigh Planning Commission pointed out that such a large and important project should not be rushed.

“I am objecting to the way this is being done," she said. "I don’t think the capitol city wants a project they’re saying is a transformational project – the largest project in the history of the city – to be rushed though.”

The Raleigh Planning commission will meet with developers again on December 8.

Their deadline to make a recommendation is January 11.

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