Moving On Up

In Buzz, September 2020, Web Exclusive by Lauren KruchtenLeave a Comment

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Despite many Raleigh industries being on pause during the pandemic, the city continues to build up, with developments moving right along in an effort to keep the economy thriving. Smoky Hollow’s Publix at Peace opened earlier this month, construction on Tower Two, which will accompany the existing One Glenwood tower to form the Bloc[83] district project, is on the cusp of being finished and John Chavis Memorial Park is undergoing major improvements.

Most recently, Preferred Office Properties released final renderings and a 3D video tour of 121 Fayetteville Street, a 30-plus story tower that will include office spaces, outdoor terraces, a conference facility, street-level retail, a fitness center and more. Construction is expected to begin next year.

Designed by Duda|Paine Architects, the tower will certainly transform Raleigh’s skyline with its modern reflective exterior. It will also likely transform the way we think about office space, as offices will fuse effortlessly with upscale dining, a state-of-the art fitness facility and vibrant communal space.

“The building will also make a significant economic impact by providing a transformative location for companies looking to move their business to downtown Raleigh,” said Jason Frost, the executive vice president of development at Preferred Office Properties. That’s not to mention the amazing views from the top floors, which will encompass all of downtown Raleigh and beyond.

On the bottom floor, a variety of enhanced retail options for both office goers and passersby will bring the 100 block of Fayetteville Street to life.

Additionally, 121 Fayetteville Street’s pedestrian landscape will feature upgraded lighting and art installations for the Fayetteville Street parking garage and the corner of Wilmington and Hargett Streets. Preferred says that the transformation will “reinvigorate the area that touts our state’s historic Capitol, governor’s office and Supreme Court.”

121 Fayetteville Street is steps from some of the city’s best food and drinks spots, the recently renovated Moore Square and the retailers, museums, nightlife, events and other attractions that bring people to downtown Raleigh in the first place.

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