::Entire City Block To Be Demolished In Raleigh
By Elliott West, Raleigh Chronicle News Editor
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
RALEIGH - An entire city block just off of Glenwood Avenue where the Raleigh Office Supply used to be located will be demolished soon.
The large brick structure will be torn down along with another smaller office building on the other end to make way for new luxury condominiums to be built this summer called 712 Tucker Street Luxury Condos.
The city block is located one block from the tony Glenwood South bar and restaurant district and is prime real estate. The property extends from the intersection of Boylan and Tucker Streets all the way down to the intersection of St. Mary's Street and Tucker Street at the other end.
Raleigh Office Supply had been at the location for decades before it left the large building about two years ago. Both the office supply building and the small office building at the other end have been vacant.
A large green fence held in place by sandbags has already been erected at the site and signs warning of the impending demolition have already been posted. According to people at the site, the fence has been in place for about two weeks and workers have been busy removing materials from the warehouse already.
After demolition begins, the two story Raleigh Office building will be completely torn down and the site cleared as yet another new condominium complex is built in downtown Raleigh. According to the city of Raleigh, around 17 luxury condominiums have been built or are planned to be built in the downtown area.
When finished, the 712 Tucker Street Luxury Condominiums will feature 179 condominium units that will range from small efficiency condos to large three bedroom floorplans. According to the Tucker Street website, prices will start at around $155,000 and will go up from there.
The website also says that among the amenities will be a swimming pool, open courtyards, a two story exercise facility, and a business center.
The property is being developed by Crosland LLC, which is headquartered in Charlotte and since 1937, has developed extensive real estate holdings across the Southeast. According to the firm's website, the company has over $1.5 billion in real estate developments in Raleigh, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Florida, Richmond, Hot Springs, Virginia and Nashville. ::