Moore Square was originally conceived in 1792 when it was designated as one of four public spaces in Raleigh. Today, Moore Square is a historic, signature destination.
In May 2011, the Raleigh City Council approved the Moore Square Master Plan as presented. This concept design honors the Square’s historic heritage while establishing a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century urban space.
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Comprehensive Tree and Soil Strategy
The Moore Square Comprehensive Tree and Soil Strategy provides confirmation of design appropriateness of the Master Plan, analysis of soil samples, a long term succession strategy and recommendations for design refinements to be explored during Schematic Design.
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From April 28 to May 1, 2015 Sasaki Associates spent four active and engaging days leading over thirty meetings with staff, stakeholders, citizens, nonprofits, business owners as well as the Mayor and City Council to discuss the implementation of the Moore Square Master Plan. Support and enthusiasm for the project moving forward was overwhelming. Stakeholders expressed the desire to move the project forward beyond the ongoing planning dialogue to design and construction. Sasaki used this successful week of engagement to develop the Implementation Priorities Report. The Report was used to inform schematic design, reflecting the most current desired experiences of park visitors.
Schematic Design was approved by the Parks, Recreation and Greenways Advisory Board on November 12, 2015 and City Council on December 1, 2015.
Schematic Design Open House Materials
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