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Old Posted Feb 22, 2019, 5:36 AM
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Projects & Construction:
I want to thank the photographers and local businesses, sharing updates on projects, who make this thread possible. Without you, these updates won't happen.

Don't let the rain keep you away from your favorite restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, arts, breweries, and retail establishments in downtown! Instead of just talking about them, go visit them!

Rainy weather has greatly decreased the number of photographs this week and likely delayed a few projects.
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Hotel Indigo:
And the opening date has moved to April 28. A little over nine weeks away. It still seems too soon. I don't think they can open without the underground parking (see Merschel Park updates each week) and they haven't done anything to the building's two front facades, other than the ground floor.

The new corner blade sign will look very similar to this:

Credit: theefantasticmrfox

Credit: kingpharaohji

Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown:

Credit: clarendonpropertiesnc

Wow, this city is very impressive! The hotel construction is in the middle of the photograph:

Credit: livvy1103

Hyatt Place Hotel:

Lower left corner:

Credit: vincerabil

Merschel Park:

Credit: ashloland

500 West Fifth:

Lobby Stair Treads:

Credit: sunnysidemillwork

Link Apartments 4th Street:
Demolition of the former Security Life & Trust Headquarters Building is scheduled for May. The Security Life & Trust Building was North Carolina's first Modernist office building when it opened in 1951. Sadly, it was cheaply reclad in 1963, removing all of the windows, except for those in a stairwell. It's no longer worth preserving. We could see construction on the new 6-storey apartment building with retail space, this Summer.

West End Station Apartments:

Views from inside: (You can see Courtyard Hotel, 500 West 5th, and First Baptist Church construction projects)

Credit: westendstationapts

Dave & Buster's:
Workers are starting the interior finishes at this barcade / entertainment venue.

Credit: jaethomp

Main & Third Parking Deck:
This 8-storey parking deck with retail space will be slightly redesigned, due to the Downtown Overlay design rules. It will supply parking for the neighboring Federal Building and a new creative/tech company office space project.

Demolition has started for this project:

Credit: tony.vuksic

Bailey South:

Renderings of the renovated 1926 power plant building and the attached new construction 6-storey office building:

Credit: frontstreetcapital

Construction progress:

Credit: WFCTSI

Link Apartments Innovation Quarter:

They may have early move-ins this Summer for a few of the units?

Credit: linkaptsiq

Alternative Transportation:

Downtown Streetscape:
Would you like to make suggestions for the downtown streetscape plan? Attend the next meeting at Footnote, next to Bookmarks Bookstore in downtown. Be there on February 26, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be a presentation and you can share any ideas you may have to improve both the appearance of the streetscape and the downtown cycling and pedestrian experience.

East-West Expressway Demolition:
This project could be completed as early as December 21, 2019 or as late as April 9, 2020. They are trying to complete this in December or January, but the weather could slow demolition and construction. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will know the completion date later this year. It's still exciting to see it "could" be completed in December, if the weather is good. The project is currently ahead of schedule.

Monday (2/18):

Credit: Steve E.

Since part of the former Interstate 40 (East-West Expressway) right-of-way will be replaced with a bicycle commuter path and this project includes a land bridge, a decorative pedestrian bridge to the downtown ballpark, and bicycle flyover ramps, we could enjoy the awesome bike and walking amenities much earlier than expected. Possibly in December! I don't know if the Oliver Cycling Park will open with the other cycling amenities?


Credit: katiedicksonphoto

Downtown Concerts at the Coal Pit:
Alternative rock band Fuel will perform at Bailey Power Plant's Coal Pit on September 1. This large open-air industrial space has a nice skyline view.

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