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Mordecai Historic Park Interpretive Center Public Meeting (site options)

posted Dec 21, 2010, 8:40 PM by Reid Serozi   [ updated May 1, 2011, 11:15 AM ]
Update 5/1/2011

The MCAC has become aware of a new approved site plan for the Mordecai Historic Park Interpretive Center from the Mordecai Historic Parks Board March Meeting. The approved plan from the MHPB will be voted on by the Parks and Greenway Advisory Board on May 19th See the following information

Update: 1/5/2011

Residents, please review and provide feedback at the public hearing or contact the CAC Park Chairs

RALEIGH HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION, CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS COMMITTEE AGENDA

149-10-CA 1 MIMOSA STREET (MORDECAI HISTORIC PARK)
RALEIGH HISTORIC LANDMARK (NCOD, SP R-6)
Nature of Project: Approval of maximum building footprint and height for future new construction within a specific buildable area.

The public hearing to select the building location for the 5,000 sqft Park Interpretive Center was held at the end of November.

The building would include a vestibule, lobby, reception area, open floor exhibit space to accommodate wall display and moveable modular cases, gift shop, multipurpose room, offices, library/archive, breakroom, restrooms, storage and accessory spaces.

At the public hearing, the hired consultant firm presented about 7 different proposed locations for the center and provided the pros and cons for each site option. For example, some locations were far from the parking lot and a requirement was for visitors to stop at the center before visiting the historic house.

The selected site / location for the center will be along Wake Forest Road. (see below)

Residents provided some valuable feedback which included concerns about the Mordecai Historic House view from people passing by on Wake Forest Road. Residents didn't want the interpretive center to block the current view. Read additional feedback from residents


The design efforts will begin shortly after April 2011 and goals have been set to start construction in the beginning of 2011. Another public hearing will be organized after design efforts are completed.

Thank you to Dana Deaton for representing the community on behalf of the CAC Parks Committee at the Public Hearing.




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