When North Hills grew to encompass the east side of Six Forks Road, it took piecing together 19 separate parcels of land, which equaled roughly 50 acres, 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, office buildings, and more.
In 2008, work began on Park & Market and the CAPTRUST Tower. Both of these projects were completed in 2009 and 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 provides an ease that most areas do not have.
Today, the Park District boasts multiple office towers, four apartment communities (Park & Market, Midtown Green, The Dartmouth, and Park Central), two hotels (AC Hotel and Hyatt House), The Cardinal retirement community, and so much more.
In the Park District, you can enhance your healthy lifestyle at the newly opened Orangetheory Fitness or indoor cycling facility, Cyclebar. Entertainment is also at your fingertips – from a high-end bowling alley to a live summer music series in Midtown Park, there’s no shortage of options. And who can forget the many incredible restaurants.
The best part is, it’s still growing! Already in the works is a dual-tower mixed-use building, a boutique yoga studio, and a handful of new restaurants.
Stay tuned as we continue to reveal what else you can expect as the Park District continues to expand. In the meantime, check out the district’s transformation below!