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Two mixed-use towers are coming to Glenwood South, elevating the strip—and the skyline.
Glenwood South is growing up—literally. The Creamery building, a Raleigh institution for nearly a hundred years (and home to the likes of Sullivan’s Steakhouse, among many others), will soon be bordered by twin towers: a 32-story residential tower and 20-story office tower, setting in motion yet another—much, ahem, bigger—chapter for the beloved spot in Downtown.
New York-based developer Turnbridge Equities, who purchased the historical building (formerly home of the Pine State Creamery dairy product plant) and the two adjacent properties in March 2020 for $34.7 million, plans to begin construction on the towers this summer. But have no fear—the Creamery building (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) will be preserved, as will the hot spots it houses (Sullivan’s, Milk Bar, Pine State Public House and The Ark Royal).
“We are thrilled to add exciting new uses to the Creamery that will build on the energy and vibrancy of Glenwood South,” says Jason Davis, managing director of Turnbridge Equities. “The design, by renowned architects Morris Adjmi Architects, pays homage to the historic Creamery building through the materials and structural rhythm of the two new buildings, which bring additional daytime and residential density to Raleigh’s most amenitized neighborhood.”
The residential tower will feature 261 one- and two-bedroom apartments, while the other tower will boast 250,000 square feet of space (including office space) across 20 stories. Both buildings will offer ground-floor retail as well, for a whopping total of 976,000 square feet of space combined. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.
The project is a unique one for Raleigh, as it will preserve a historic property while adding new growth at a very large scale.
But it’s not the only substantial development that’s underway in DTR’s thriving Glenwood South district. Glenwood South’s Hillsborough Street bookend Snoopy’s (now defunct) appears to have a looming future—purchased by Glenborough LLC in February 2021 for $1.6 million, with Raleigh-based Centerline Properties LLC (tied to Glenborough) filing a rezoning request for the property for up to 40 stories in August.
There’s also Bloc—the multitower mixed-use development (including One Glenwood) that sits at one of the highest elevations in the city. And back in June, plans were unveiled for a 12-story multitower project at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Johnston Street behind Mellow Mushroom. Not to mention rumblings of others…
So, bottom line: The sleepy industrial strip that evolved into the happening hub it is today is going to grow (up) again… and we’ve got our ears to the ground on what’s coming next.
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