The longtime word on the street is now official, SPARKcon will move its center of operations from Fayetteville Street to the Warehouse District and the Raleigh Amphitheatre for 2012.
Downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District is one of the fastest growing districts in downtown and has accumulated a handful of great businesses and galleries over the past few years. Now, it can add an online presence to its resume.
Warehouse district property owners voiced strong opinions at the Community Forum on the potential “Depot Historic District” Monday evening, mostly against turning the area into a City Historic District. Members of the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission solicited concerns from the attendees. Their heated responses focused on loss of property rights and reduced real estate investment value.