Good luck with the nimby's over that way. That location is already too perfect for a park. Dont get me wrong, I get pissed when land opens up around here and people scream for more park space. But this land is in a residential neighborhood that is mildly "historic" and also past the city cemetery. Im all for that side of town being the potential spot for this building, but I think this land is well beyond the appropriate limits for such a project. It might be inside the beltline but the very notion of this being a potential spot for the project is so typical of Raleigh's sprawl minded leaders. I think the closer inside downtown you can get, the better it will be for the city and our image. Downtown is just where you build a police headquarters building in any city. Why do we have to be dumb about this? Im sorry but I dont know a better way to say it.
I dont care what they do elsewhere. Make it into a tunnel from Jones to the new Union Station and put a pedestrian mall on top of everything. Lets spawn future development there and link all of downtown. This is a major opportunity that needs to be taken advantage of.
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