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Exchange & Market Plazas

Two plazas connecting Fayetteville Street to Wilmington Street and the Moore Square Transit Station

Last updated Apr. 22, 2016 - 2:11 pm
  • Exchange Plaza Rendering
  • Exchange Plaza Rendering
  • Exchange Plaza Rendering
  • Market Plaza Rendering
  • Market Plaza Rendering
  • Market Plaza Rendering
  • Market Plaza Rendering

These pedestrian plazas were originally built in the 60’s through a private-public partnership between Wachovia, Raleigh Bank and Trust, and the City of Raleigh as a test for the later developed Fayetteville Street Mall. The restoration of Fayetteville Street has brought new life to Raleigh’s main street. Updates for these plazas coincide with the renovation to the former Wachovia Building, 227 Fayetteville Street. Future investments in the area include corridor plan for Wilmington Street and updates to Moore Station with the relocation of buses to Union Station.

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The City of Raleigh will mark the completion of improvements to Exchange Plaza and Market Plaza with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at Exchange Plaza, 219 Fayetteville St.

Mayor Nancy McFarlane is the featured speaker for the ceremony. She will be joined by Walter Havener from Surface 678, the design company for the project, and by Terrence and Torry Holt from Holt Brothers, the construction contractor for the project.

Market Plaza, located between 227 and 239 Fayetteville St, will feature local crafts, music, food and juices to demonstrate its potential as an event space from 1 to 3 p.m. Downtown Raleigh Alliance planned the Market Plaza vendor and music activities.

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