North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Kean Realty has released details on the second phase of development in the rapidly-growing area by Dorothea Dix Park and updated progress at its latest projects in downtown Raleigh including “Rockway Raleigh,” the mixed-use project currently being constructed adjacent to Dorothea Dix Park.
“Rockway Raleigh is designed to harmonize with Raleigh’s natural surroundings, providing residents with unparalleled access to urban amenities immediately on the Greenway, and adjacent to Raleigh’s central park,” said Josie Reeves, director of design with Kane Realty Corporation. “This unique combination exemplifies a new way to live and play in Downtown Raleigh.”
The Rockway Residences will have 335 units with work-from-home spaces, a large pool and sundeck, a rooftop lounge and a terrace overlooking Dorothea Dix Park. Eighteen thousand square feet of street-level retail and flex office space will face S. Saunders Street and the Rocky Branch Greenway Trail and Creek.
Kane Realty has also submitted plans for the second phase of development in Raleigh’s park district with an additional 550 apartments at full build-out. The first six-story residential building within the second phase will be known as “The Heath” and will include a rooftop lounge, pool, fitness center, bicycle storage, and a tranquil internal courtyard.
Plans for a second residential building, consisting of approximately 200 units, are currently underway.
“The development surge in the areas just outside the Central Business District will bring together previously separate micro-districts, enhancing a cohesive, pedestrian-friendly Downtown Raleigh,” said Drew Yates, senior development manager with Kane Realty Corporation. “The ongoing transformation of Dorothea Dix Park, including the upcoming Gipson Play Plaza and Greenway, further add to the area’s allure as a hub for work, leisure, and recreation.”