Raleigh Downtown Master Plan
Cooper Carry‘s team and the City of Raleigh engaged the public in a dialogue about the downtown and then proceeded to design a plan during a four-day workshop. During the workshop, the public was invited to participate in the design process. The plan seeks to improve the pedestrian environment of downtown by connecting existing and emerging neighborhoods to Fayetteville Street, further studying the conversion of east/west streets to two-way streets, investigating federal funding, and connecting to the future TTA station with pedestrian linkages. The plan also addresses the convention center by solving lobby access, suggests future expansion to the south, investigates mixed-use and rooftop uses, and develops a strategy for active edges on Cabarrus Street. Located within the newly revitalized area of Fayetteville Street, Cooper Carry subsequently designed three new projects— the headquarters for Progress Energy, a Office Workplace and condominium building for RBC Bank (now PNC Bank), and the Marriott City Center Hotel.