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Raleigh's Moore Square could get $12M makeover

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The money would turn Moore Square into a “21st century urban space,” as outlined in the Moore Square Master Plan, which was adopted in 2011. The money would turn Moore Square into a “21st century urban space,” as outlined in the Moore Square Master Plan, which was adopted in 2011.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Raleigh’s Moore Square could soon get a multi-million dollar makeover.

On Tuesday, the Raleigh City Council voted unanimously to hold a public hearing before taking out $15.3 million in two-thirds general obligation bonds. That includes $2.7 million to build a new Fire Station 6 on Fairview Road and $12.6 million to make improvements to Moore Square.

The city wants to better accommodate children’s play activities and weekend markets. The money would turn Moore Square into a “21st century urban space,” as outlined in the Moore Square Master Plan, which was adopted in 2011.

Some people who visited the park on Tuesday said the money is needed.

“You lay a blanket out and you're not lying in the dirt, you know, that would be nice,” Dana Richardson said. "That's what I wanted to do today, but there's not a whole lot of good spots."

Meanwhile, a new 16,200 square foot Fire Station 6 would replace the existing one at 2601 Fairview Road and would be built on the same site. The current one was built in 1949.

That public hearing is scheduled for May 20 at 1 p.m. at the Avery C. UpChurch, located at 222 W. Hargett Street in Raleigh.

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