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As the Triangle area continues to experience rapid growth and development, Kane Realty Corporation is excited to unveil its latest investment – the revitalization of North Hills’ Main District. Once completed, the redevelopment will include a 12-story high-rise residential building, 346,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet of ground floor retail.
Master planned by Ci Design of Baltimore, Md., the new development will feature ample outdoor gathering spaces, including an active public plaza with a concierge center and outdoor event space. The project will also expand North Hills’ existing parking deck, including multiple new vertical circulation points, while maintaining North Hills’ signature street grid, which will allow cars, pedestrians, bikes and scooters to easily access the entirety of North Hills quickly and safely. North Hills has always been a place where people live, work and play – and this new project will elevate that experience.
“One of the key highlights of this project is that we have the unique opportunity to develop on an urban infill site, replacing underutilized parking areas with vertical density – meaning a more efficient and thoughtful use of space,” said Kallie Walker, senior development manager for Kane Realty Corporation. “This is precisely how successful smart cities are growing today, and we are excited about what this means for the future of North Hills and all of Raleigh.”
This project also includes the addition of Raleigh’s first Restoration Hardware gallery – RH Raleigh. The Gallery at North Hills will feature a glass-encased rooftop restaurant and barista and wine bar that open onto a beautifully landscaped park. Commanding three levels and nearly 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, this one-of-a-kind experience will blur the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality – with full floors dedicated to RH Interiors, Modern and Outdoor.
The 287-unit residential project, designed by Cline Design Associates of Raleigh, will feature a mix of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for rent. Designed with health and safety in mind, amenities will include a first-of-its-kind coworking lounge, as well as multiple outdoor spaces including an eighth-floor amenity deck with firepits and sunset views; a second-floor pool deck overlooking a new, active public plaza; and an indoor/outdoor fitness center. In addition to an ideal location within the hustle and bustle of North Hills, residents will enjoy an exclusive, comprehensive Resident Relations Program offering on-demand wellness services, pet care and other concierge-style services.
The redevelopment project also consists of two office projects including One North Hills, a 10-story, 266,000-square-foot office tower overlooking the I-440 Beltline, designed by Duda|Paine of Durham, and NHX, a five-story, 80,800-square-foot office building, designed by Ci Design. Both office projects will be surrounded by retail space at the street level and feature a vibrant and immersive urban experience. One North Hills will be Raleigh’s first post-COVID designed office tower, featuring touchless entry and controlled access points, enhanced air filtration throughout the building, a 6,000-square-foot terrace created for working and gathering outdoors, touchless elevators designed to reduced cab capacity, ground-floor meeting spaces that limit guest access to office floors and optimum cleaning standards. One North Hills will also feature destination-worthy office space, a modern lobby extending up to an unforgettable second-level outdoor terrace complemented by comfortable lounge areas, as well as conference and locker room amenity areas. NHX will feature creative office space, a hip vibe, flexible layout options, a walk bridge connection and a rooftop terrace overlooking the new public plaza.
“We are excited for the North Hills Main District project and what it will bring to the North Hills community as a whole, but we also recognize the complex logistics that accompany construction of this scale,” said Sean Hill, senior construction manager for Kane Realty Corporation. “There are extensive planning efforts underway between Kane Realty, the City of Raleigh and our tenants to make sure we mitigate any of these impacts and disturbances to the best of our ability. We look forward to sharing our comprehensive plan with our tenants and the surrounding community once it has been finalized.”
Construction is set to begin in early 2021. First deliveries are scheduled for early 2023, with openings beginning summer 2023. Additional partners on the North Hills Main District project include J.P. Morgan, Brasfield & Gorrie, McAdams and Stewart.