City Plaza Renovations

Last updated Nov. 07, 2019 - 12:49 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • City Facility Renovation
  • $2.5 million
  • Construction Management (Lead)
  • Kimley-Horn (Design)

Current Activity

Updated Thursday, Nov. 7

On Nov. 6, Raleigh City Council awarded the construction contract for the project. Harrod and Associates Constructors, Inc. will be doing the renovations in the plaza.

Construction will start in a few weeks. We need to execute the construction contract. Harrod and Associates also needs to put together a schedule and order materials. Work will last under a year (This may change due to weather and other construction factors).

We’re doing construction in phases. Visitors will still have access to buildings in the plaza. There may be temporary lane or road closures on Fayetteville St. between E. Davie St. and E. Lenoir St.

All plaza events going on during construction have been adjusted. View the event calendar for more information.

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This project will repair the City Plaza, which is a large public venue for events, festivals, and performances in downtown Raleigh.

Repairs include:

  • Removing the fountain in the plaza;
  • Repairing the pavement;
  • Landscaping; and,
  • Replacing expansion joints.


City Plaza Renovations - Rendering


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
January 2018Project design started
Spring 2019Project design complete
Fall 2019Project construction begins
Summer/Fall 2020Project construction complete (This date may vary due to weather conditions and other construction factors)


City Plaza was built in 2009. We completed a study in 2017 that identified how people use the space and any maintenance required for the area. These repairs will address the maintenance needs and make the community space more functional.

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