The Crabtree Valley Mall has been in Raleigh for decades. And for those of us that have lived here a long time, we’ve seen the mall change and grow. Residential real estate has been good in that area because of it’s optimal location to downtown Raleigh, the RDU airport and Research Triangle Park (RTP). Plus, great access to the RBC Center, State Fairgrounds and highways.
In the last 5 years the Raleigh’s North Hills area has been revitalized and the new shopping and residences have changed the feeling and the lifestyle of area residents. Meanwhile Crabtree has been making its own changes with new stores and restaurants at the Crabtree Valley Mall. A nearby hotel was demolished to make room for the Solei Center high rise which was to climb high above anything else in the Crabtree Valley area. That project is currently on hold but it’s clear that area is heading for big things in the next few years.
With more buildings, stores, restaurants and residences comes more cars on the road so the City of Raleigh is trying to determine how that will impact transportation. Having visited my extended family often in Houston, Texas, Raleigh’s traffic shouldn’t be considered congested. In an effort to be prepared, the City is looking at their long-term plans and I’m happy to report they are asking for our input.
The City of Raleigh Transportation Department is doing a transportation study in the Crabtree Valley area on March 1st 2010. If you live in the Raleigh area please participate with this survey link below to help give them accurate information.
If you’re interested in more information about residential real estate near Crabtree Valley Mall, please contact me at 919-818-5001.
From the City of Raleigh site
February 18, 2010
Crabtree Valley Transportation Study Open House To Be Held March 1
The City of Raleigh Public Works Department and project consultant Louis Berger Group, Inc. will hold an open house meeting for the Crabtree Valley Transportation Study on Monday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. at the Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road.
The City of Raleigh is conducting a long-range transportation and land-use planning study for the Crabtree Valley area. The area, which includes the Crabtree Valley Mall, is a major center for growth and regional activity. It is envisioned that the area will have interconnected, urban-scale, mixed-use developments within a pedestrian and transit-accessible environment.
The study will provide an in-depth analysis of existing and future travel demand in the area and will provide an evaluation of transportation needs to accommodate future growth. The Louis Berger Group consultant team has developed preliminary recommendations for transportation improvements in the area. Presentations will be made at 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
To participate in the study survey visit http://www.keysurvey.com/survey/292204/180b/
Senior Public Affairs Specialist
Public Affairs Department
For More Information Contact:
Public Works Department
222 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27602