There are already a couple of houses in the Blount Street Commons project that have been moved to Persons Street and a couple others that are currently lifted up for transport. These are both signals that the mixed-use development is underway, but nothing says ground breaking like Mayor Meeker and fellow council members with shovels in hand.
These are some of the oldest houses in Raleigh and the project will be a great connection between historic Oakwood, Mordecai, Seaboard Station and Downtown Raleigh. Also, the new AIA headquarters will be part of this development and provide even more walkable streetscape along Peace Street.
thanks to Chris Johnson for the photos and the cookies