Photographer Karen Tam was on hand this weekend for the dedication of the MLK Jr. Gardens re-opening this past weekend. Enjoy!
This is the first edition of a new bimonthly feature where will we take a look at a selection of some of the most interesting (or least boring: take your pick) items set for discussion at the upcoming City Council Meeting. It differs slightly from our old “Council Agenda Preview” in that it’s less comprehensive and won’t examine every single item on the Council’s oft-lengthy agenda.
Affordable Housing: Only 90s Kids Will Remember This Edition: In the final years of the 20th century, Episcopal Housing Partners developed two affordable apartment complexes within Raleigh: Fox Haven, which has 32 two-bedroom and 16 three-bedroom apartments and rents ranging from $690 per month to $865 per month & Walnut Woods, which has 33 two-bedroom apartments renting for $700 per month and three three-bedroom units renting for $775 per month. The City of Raleigh provided “gap financing” for both these projects in the form of second mortgages; $256,000 for Walnut Woods and $500,000 for Fox Haven.
Starting next week, the Development Beat will become a part of the ITBInsider network! Plus, a few other changes are in store for nobody’s favorite Raleigh-related construction column.
Nearly a year after it was destroyed in a fire, the Sushi Nine restaurant on Western Boulevard will begin rebuilding. Plus, the Jerusalem Bakery & Grocery at the Avent Ferry Shopping Center is expanding, and Deke’s Grill at the Brier Creek Country Club will be adding a new dining area.