Located on the banks of Lake Raleigh, the North Shore is at the heart of North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. This urban infill development features a mix of apartments and townhomes with access to community amenities and local attractions; future developments on the Centennial Campus will include a hotel and conference center, a nonwoven fiber production facility with office space, and a medical office and lab building.
Existing underground infrastructure at the site included water, public and private sewer, storm drainage, electrical lines, and a fiber optic duct bank. WithersRavenel’s strategy for addressing utility conflicts involved a mix of demolition, relocation, and careful design.
Walkability is a top priority for the community, so WithersRavenel’s design favors pedestrian accommodations. Opting to have buildings directly front the streets, which are narrower and feature parallel parking, enabled the creation of a system of sidewalks throughout the site. WithersRavenel also took care to incorporate access points for both the campus trail network and the Capital Area Greenway.