Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Healthy Campus for a Health Insurer

ULI Members gathered on August 30, 2016 to learn how BCBSNC bought some dissimilar lab and office buildings on an L-shaped parcel and transformed them into a healthy, active corporate campus. BCBSNC Director of Real Estate and Facility Services, Julie Schoenagel, said the driving factors for the relocation from the iconic rhombus building in Chapel Hill to the Durham campus included: decreasing redundancies in operations, saving on travel time for employee meetings, decreasing operating costs and promoting more employee cohesion and physical activity. Architect Michael Stevenson, Perkins + Will (formerly … Read More

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Raleigh’s Newest Smokin’ Hot Neighborhood

A sold out crowd of professional women in real estate gathered on August 23rd at West Street’s newest apartment complex, The Link, to learn about the ongoing transformation of downtown Raleigh’s historic “Smokey Hollow” neighborhood. Beth Nooe with the City of Raleigh Urban Design Center described how urban renewal projects in the 60’s and 70’s, notably the construction of US Highway 1 into downtown Raleigh, disconnected the working class area from downtown. As a result, people moved out and warehouses moved in. Now, however, the City is planning to re-establish … Read More

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