North Hills Innovation District Is Underway in Midtown

In Buzz, February 2021 by Melissa Howsam1 Comment

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Kane Realty unveils the Innovation District in Midtown.

Midtown’s swank factor just got uber-elevated. Enter NHID. Now underway, the first-of-its-kind cutting-edge North Hills Innovation District by visionary Kane Realty Corporation is the newest $1 billion multiphase development to bow in ever-growing Midtown. Spanning 33 acres, this groundbreaking new campus will merge a pioneering life sciences district with retail, living space and more (plus already-open Vine North Hills apartments)—to become the first-ever campus to merge live, work and play with life sciences outside of RTP. The trailblazing development will also be one of the first to showcase design in a world with COVID awareness. “Our team has spent significant time studying opportunities for design improvements that could be made around COVID,” says Mike Smith, president of Kane. “Collaboration areas have always been important, and now we are placing greater emphasis on these throughout all the outdoor spaces at NHID.” Here’s your exclusive sneak peek at the revolutionary district.

CHANNEL HOUSE APARTMENTS (Phase II, groundbreaking fall 2021)

  • 200 apartments with ground-level retail space


  • 18-story Life Sciences office building overlooking Big Branch Creek with ground-level retail
  • Eighth-floor sky lobby will have a terrace with dedicated outdoor meeting and work space
  • Pedestrian bridges connecting to Food Hall, office and ground-floor retail


  • An expansive biergartern spanning 1,500 square feet with extra-large outdoor patio

FOOD HALL (groundbreaking 2022)

  • Two-story, 11-stall Food Hall with indoor-outdoor bar and second-floor meeting and event space for both small groups and large gatherings, including live music events
  • Designed by Raleigh-based Clearscapes (famed for Transfer Co. Food Hall and Saxaphaw’s Haw River Ball Room)


  • Tower 6 Office, plus multiple residential projects with ground-level retail
  • Further integration of Greenway trails and eco-friendly interactions with Big Branch Creek

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