Raleigh Urban Design


220 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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Americans consistently say that the country's top issues are the economy, jobs, and infrastructure. Raleigh is at the forefront on these issues and is now one of the best places in the U.S. to live, work, and recreate. Downtown is central to the city's achievements and its economic competitiveness. Downtown has become a place for people, a destination for business, and a hub of urban activity. The resulting economic impact stems from investments made to create an 'experience of place.' The city is designed and organized to celebrate the public realm and built environment, promote bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly initiatives, and host community events and national attractions. Consequently, the interest, engagement, and investment of businesses and employees, residents, and visitors help the city continue to build economic capacity, attract jobs, and expand its infrastructure to support future growth throughout the city. Upcoming presentations will help expand the conversation as we begin updating the Downtown plan.