Kane Realty Corporation has revealed the design of its masterplan for Raleigh’s Downtown South. Designed in collaboration with 10 Design, the mixed-use 13-hectare (32-acre) development comprises offices and residential areas in addition to hospitality, retail, and leisure space. The proposal also includes a virtual reality center and a football stadium with 20,000 seats.
Situated in the ‘City of Oaks’, the masterplan draws inspiration from the organic patterns of the trees and retains most of the existing vegetation across the site, which also buffers the noise of the nearby interstate. A bridge loop around the development provides for circulation in and out of the site and connection with the rest of the city.
The masterplan aims to develop a new borough that builds upon the emerging creative industry of the East Coast by providing new homes and public areas for the community and contributing to the reactivation of the southern district of the city, complementing the research triangle to the north of the city. The project ties in with the development of a bus rapid transit network to the south.
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