Between 2003 and 2006, while the old North Hills Mall was undergoing its immense transformation to become the North Hills Main District we know today, John Kane’s vision for North Hills grew to encompass the east side of Six Forks Road.
What most do not know is that it took piecing together 19 separate parcels of land, which equaled roughly 50 acres, in order to create what is now the Park District. This land included an abandoned Bennigan’s restaurant, a multi-story office building, a hotel, a 45-year-old apartment complex, additional other office buildings, and more.
In 2008, work began on Park & Market and the CapTrust Tower. (CapTrust CEO Fielding Miller tells his story of why they chose North Hills in this profile.) Both of these projects were completed in 2009, and both made huge strides for both North Hills and Raleigh. Park & Market created urban living above a full-service grocery store, which was a first in the Triangle and even distinctive through the East Coast.
The CapTrust tower created a new standard for the office market in Raleigh. The pioneering concept of including parking between restaurants and offices without requiring a change of elevators to get from parking to office to restaurants provides an ease that most areas do not.
Today, the Park District boasts multiple office towers, a plethora of incredible restaurants, three apartment communities (Park & Market, Midtown Green, and The Dartmouth), Midtown Park, a high-end bowling alley, The Cardinal retirement community, and so much more.
And, it’s not even close to being finished! Already in the works is another office tower, an AC brand hotel, a fourth apartment community (Park Central), and more.
Stay tuned, as we will continue to reveal what else you can expect as the Park District continues to grow rapidly.
In the meantime, below you’ll find past, present, and future photos of the Park District!