Posts Tagged ‘hillsborough_street’

Raleighwood sign lights up Hillsborough Street

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Found this great post over on Goodnight Raleigh! I think it’s great and wouldn’t mind if something like this had a permanent home in our city.

“A few months ago, some 1920s-era storefronts and an old rental house across from Cup-a-Joe on Hillsborough Street were knocked down. In their place, a gigantic mound of dirt was left. It’s been the subject of speculation amongst passersby and coffee shop patrons, but I don’t think anything has been publicly stated outlining exactly what the miniature mountain is all about.

When driving by last night, I noticed…”


Read the entire entry on Goodnight Raleigh: ‘Raleighwood’ Sign Appears on Hillsborough Street

Get to the NC State Fair via CAT Services

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The North Carolina State Fair starts this Thursday, October 14. It’s always a good time whether you go for games, rides, food, or shows. See the information below on how to leverage Capital Area Transit services to avoid the parking and traffic hassles.


Avoid the traffic and parking hassles at the North Carolina State Fair by riding Capital Area Transit’s (CAT) State Fair Shuttle Service. CAT will offer daily service from two Park & Ride locations and fixed-route service along Hillsborough Street to the North Carolina State Fair on Oct. 14 through Oct. 24.

The shuttles will operate every 20 to 30 minutes each day of the fair. All passengers will be dropped off at (more…)

“Live it Up” on Hillsborough Street this Saturday (Sept 25th)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Looking for something to do this weekend? Haven’t seen what’s new on Hillsborough Street lately? Then you and your family should “Live it Up” with a full day of activities and live bands.

Nina Szlosberg, Chair, Hillsborough Street Partnership invites you to join the festivities this Saturday:

I am writing to invite you to celebrate our new Hillsborough Street at a big street festival (more…)

May 2010 DDNA: Fairfax, UDO, Union Station, and more

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

District D Neighborhood Alliance (DDNA) met on May 15, 2010 at the Whole Foods community room at Wade Avenue. District D Councilor Thomas Crowder was unable to attend so Jason Hibbets ran the meeting in his place. At-Large Councilor Russ Stephenson was in attendance. The group got a report on this years intercity Chamber of Commerce trip to Fairfax, Virginia from Councilor Stephenson. Additionally, we discussed the upcoming Raleigh budget review, Union Station, the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), and got an update from the neighborhoods around the district. (more…)

Eric Lamb Talks Raleigh Rail, Resurfacing Avent Ferry, and More

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I got a chance to catch up with Eric Lamb, Manager, Transportation Services Division, City of Raleigh Public Works Department or as I like to call him, guru of all things transit-related. If he doesn’t know the answer to something, he’ll be sure to find out. Eric is probably one of the most outgoing and knowledgeable city staffers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. When I asked him to do a five questions interview for the blog, he was on it. I was curious about a few things from all the chatter about rail in Raleigh to Neighborhood Traffic Management (does this mean speed bumps on your neighborhood streets?). Let’s see what Eric has to say:

Image provided by Eric Lamb

Image provided by Eric Lamb

1) There is a lot of talk about rail. Is the City of Raleigh ready for rail? What are the current financing options being discussed?

First, some full disclosure: I love trains.  When I travel to other cities, I spend part of my free time exploring their transit systems (and my generous family puts up with me).  I recently had the pleasure of exploring the London Underground system, which was both spectacular and overwhelming.  (more…)

5 Questions with Mitchell Silver and Ken Bowers for Raleigh planning in 2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

With the new year starting, I thought it was a good time to find out what’s going on at Raleigh’s Department of City Planning for 2010. Lots of folks spent countless hours on the 2030 Comprehensive Plan last year and Raleigh’s New Development Code is ramping up. I sent Mitchell Silver, Director, Department of City Planning & Urban Design Center and Ken Bowers, Deputy Director, Department of City Planning the following questions to see what’s on tap for 2010.

1) Why is Raleigh’s New Development Code so important?

Planning and development regulations should be regularly reviewed and updated due to such things as new development trends and new environmental legislation. Although the City’s Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations have been (more…)

Hillsborough Street Ten Year Celebration

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

The Hillsborough Street Ten Year Celebration, featuring special guest Dan Burden, Walkable Communities Inc., will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2009. Here is all the information you need, it’s critical that we continue to support the Hillsborough Street businesses during the revitalization efforts currently underway.

Event information

Join the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation and the Hillsborough Street Partnership as we celebrate ten years of partnership, community and service. Construction is now underway on the New Vision for Hillsborough Street that began ten years ago and has grown and blossomed in the years since. We invite you to help celebrate the accomplishments, learn about the present and help chart the future of the Hillsborough Street community. (more…)