The title of this article matches one published in this blog six years ago addressing the future of Glenwood South’s northeast corner. A few years later (November 20, 2013) we discussed the plans for the Capital Blvd bridge replacement, and the next year (July 26, 2014) the associated reconfigured street grid.
The rich potential for this area has recently taken on momentum as developers have been acquiring land and are showing signs of being ready to make their move. Local bloggers and the news media alike are taking notice:
- Triangle Business Journal (February 17, 2016): Kane assembling land in downtown Raleigh for mysterious ‘Smokey Hollow’ development deal
- The Raleigh Connoisseur (March 21, 2016) A walk up West Street
- The N&O (April 30, 2016) Northern edge of downtown Raleigh poised to take off
Glenwood South residents are particularly excited to see how this northeast corner of their neighborhood (map below) – long considered a “dead zone”, is now being talked about as the “ideal” spot for downtown Raleigh’s first grocery store.