A  aerial view of the rendering for civic campus that shows three towers near Nash Square Park

Community

Civic Campus

Envisioning the New Civic Tower

Learn how we are evolving our downtown campus! The first phase includes a new multi-story civic tower to consolidate all downtown staff into one building. 

Project Details

 
Type:
City Properties and Facilities
Budget:
$190 million
Project Lead:
Construction Management
Contractors:
RATIO (design)

Contact

 

Priscilla Tyree Williams, PE
City Construction Projects Administrator
919-996-4147
 

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
City Planning
Service Unit:
Constructing City-owned Buildings

Subscribe

 

Planning

The new campus will be located on the Avery C. Upchurch block, 110 S. McDowell Street, the corner of Hargett and McDowell Streets.

The approved master plan for this block will be done in three phases to create a mixed-use block. The first phase will be a 20-story tower located on the southeast corner of the block. This civic tower will consolidate personnel and customer services into one location.

Other features include:

  • Enhanced security; 
  • Larger city council chambers; and, 
  • Efficient office space (housing staff from six downtown buildings). 


The Raleigh Municipal Building and the parking deck will remain on the site with services continuing during construction.

Civic Campus Master Plan

Phase Contacts

 

Elizabeth Nooe
Associate AIA
919-996-4635

Lead Department:
City Planning

Design

Design Services

In August 2019, Raleigh City Council approved the design consultant for this project. We will be working with RATIO and design architect, Henning Larsen. The selection was based on their expertise in the design and construction of multi-story civic (or similar) facilities with challenging urban site conditions. We executed the design contract with RATIO in December 2019. 

Recent Work

  • Early design phase for the east tower, including identifying space needs.
  • Project designers worked with an engineering consultant to assess the site where we'll be building the tower. This included drilling holes in the ground near the former police headquarters (110 S. McDowell Street). They looked at the condition of the ground to see how it will affect the construction of the tower. Work was done in mid-March to early April.

Construction Manager at Risk

In August 2019, Raleigh City Council approved the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for this project. We will be working with Brasfield & Gorrie in association with Holt Brothers Construction. We executed the CMAR contract in March 2020.

Artwork in the Tower

We are also in the process of selecting artists to design artwork for the new tower. See more information about the artist call

Phase Contacts

 

Priscilla Tyree Williams, PE
City Construction Projects Administrator
919-996-4147

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

Priscilla Tyree Williams, PE
City Construction Projects Administrator
919-996-4147

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon. 

Phase Contacts

 

Priscilla Tyree Williams, PE
City Construction Projects Administrator
919-996-4147

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

A map showing where drilling will take place at the former police headquarters - 110 S. McDowell Street. 

A rendering from the masterplan of the east civic tower. 

Goal

Our goal is to make a key investment in our facilities so that we continue to provide excellent customer service to residents and offer a collaborative, dynamic workspace for employees. The new campus will focus on security, safety, accessibility, and efficiency.  

Information Sessions

Thank you to all who joined us for the information sessions about the Civic Campus Master Plan in 2019. If you were unable to attend, view the presentation that was given at the sessions.

Questions? Email us. 

What is a CMAR?

CMARs coordinate with the general contractor and the design team for a project. Working together early in the process reduces risk with constructing a final design. The CMAR for this project will help carryout design and construction specifications in a timely and cost-effective manner to streamline the construction phase.

Related Projects

  All projects