Archive for May, 2010
Downtown residents and merchants share a common interest in the ongoing development of our Downtown, and both parties wish to have a strong and open relationship, working together on important issues that ensure a vibrant and balanced growth for our Downtown. “Outdoor amplified entertainment” is an opportunity which has recently engendered a helpful dialogue between residents and restaurants. Many have approached the DLA, wondering if we sponsor an official policy on this issue.
But the DLA, seeing restaurants and merchants not just as service providers, but neighbors, seek to use this discussion to develop a healthy “neighborly” relationship, built on openness and trust.…[ Read More → ]
Did you know that Raleigh has more greenways than any other city east of the Mississippi?
Did you also know that there is a greenway route that connects Downtown Raleigh with Umstead Park?
The DLA invites all our members and friends to discover the Downtown Greenway with us. We’ll be taking a beautiful, but often overlooked 10 mile section of the greenway that runs from Downtown Raleigh, south to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center, northwest crossing over the edge of Dorothea Dix Park, through the NCSU campus and onto Meredith College, before returning via Clark Avenue through Cameron Village and back Downtown.…[ Read More → ]
Looking down from my Glenwood South condo terrace, I see a small creek that emerges from under my building, then disappears under West Street.
I’ve noticed the small creek before, but didn’t give it much thought until recently. That’s when I learned that the forgotten creek – today mostly buried in giant pipes – is actually the most prominent waterway in central Raleigh. Unfortunately, it’s also the most abused.
The Pigeon House Branch flows from Edna Metz Wells Park, just down from Cameron Village, through Cameron Park down Johnson Street, into Glenwood South, across Peace Street, down through the former Devereaux Meadows, and then flows north along Capital Boulevard.…[ Read More → ]