The former Two Guys Pizza and Amina's Cafe have been torn down and will be replaced by a controversial student-housing development

Development Beat: New Apartments Approved for Hillsborough

Planning Commission members this week approved a controversial seven-story apartment building for Hillsborough Street and a new middle school for North Raleigh. Rex hospital and Wake Tech’s north campus are expanding, and a Taco Bell is getting some repairs.

Rezoning Raises Questions of Heat Island Effect

A rezoning approved by the Planning Commission this week resulted in a brief discussion about the heat island effect. In other business, Planning Commissioners approved a site plan for a new Southeast Raleigh gas station.