NC State University proposes to engage with the Raleigh Appearance Commission to complete a landscape appearance assessment and design ideation for a waterfront park as part of the Walkable Midtown Plan (called Midtown Waterfront Park in this proposal). The City of Raleigh envisions a waterfront district and park that would reimagine Crabtree Creek and create a unique amenity for the Midtown District of Raleigh. The city has completed evaluation of the impacts to the Crabtree Creek floodplain, but currently lacks detailed ideas about the design development and programming of the waterfront park itself.
The NC State Initiative for Community Growth and Development will assist PBSNC with a review of potential sites for the relocation of its campus headquarters. The purpose of the study is to complete sponsored research with regard to the real estate implications of a new campus headquarters, and to generate ideas and a vision for the relocation of the PBSNC headquarters. The Initiative will undertake the research to explore relocation options. The deliverables will include a report describing potential sites for relocation, accompanied by comparative data about each of those sites.
The Initiative for Community Growth and Development, in partnership with EcoMetrix Solutions Group, will conduct a pre-development Ecosystem Services Assessment for the FujiFilm Diosynth (Galaxy) campus in Holly Springs, North Carolina. The Assessment is a scientific study, conducted over a specific timeframe, that addresses an array of issues associated with the FDB campus development, its impact, and its benefit on environmental, societal and economic conditions. The goal of the assessment is to inform the design development actions, programs, and activities of FDB in the promotion of a sustainable, resilient and responsible campus construction strategy. This work is recognized as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œsponsored or applied research,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and fulfills one of the four primary objectives of The Initiative.