By Carl Johnson
Research Triangle Park is home to a bustling, tech hot spot, however, new development projects are transforming RTP into an even bigger community center filled with good eats, shopping, residential buildings, hotels, and office spaces. The two developments providing these outstanding amenities are Hub RTP and Boxyard RTP.
Hub RTP is a $1.5 billion, 44-acre project spearheaded by the Research Triangle Foundation, KDC, MAA, and White Point Partners. Located at the intersection of Davis Drive and I-40, it is centrally located between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and will offer two million square feet of retail, office, residential, and hotel space and 14 acres of green space. In fact, an outdoor recreational feature will be created from an existing stormwater creek and will connect to the RTP trail system.
Hub RTP’s tagline sets the stage for what’s to come for the amazing property.
“Blaze a trail at the epicenter of all things new, next, and groundbreaking.”
This new development is where the best parts of city living meet acres of greenspace and will provide a top-of-line experience for the evolving business threshold that already exists.
“Hub RTP will enhance the already impressive roster of top-tier companies within Research Triangle Park. With thoughtfully designed, sustainable buildings surrounded by naturally preserved greenspace, the mixed-use community will serve as a premier destination to attract and retain top talent,” said Larry Wilson, KDC division president. “With extreme flexibility to accommodate any sized user in the office and life science market, KDC is grateful for the partnership with the Research Triangle Foundation on this transformative project.”
As Hub RTP reaches further stages of development, we will learn more about what specific restaurants, retailers, and companies will be joining the new community.
Located on Park Offices Drive off Highway 54, Boxyard RTP is where you can find local eats, handcrafted goods, and live entertainment in the heart of RTP. The newly opened development is constructed from 15,000 square feet of cargotecture and includes the following amenities: an indoor/outdoor gathering space, dog park, and performance stage for everything from concerts to workout classes.
Whether you’re grabbing a coffee before and attending a fitness class or wining and dining to live music, Boxyard RTP is your go-to destination for work or leisure.
Currently, there are three food vendors open: Beyú Caffe, Buzzy Bakes, and Lawrence Barbeque, however, there are six new ones coming soon, including Carburritos, Fullsteam Brewery RTP, and Bulkogi.
Boxyard RTP started a pop-up initiative to give women- and minority-owned businesses a boost at the new dining and retail community. So if you’re looking to shop locally and support small businesses, check out Thirteen West, Trellis Beauty, Wonderpuff, and Medicine Mama’s Farmacy.
With these two major developments arriving at RTP, the Research Triangle Foundation has decided to move its headquarters to the Frontier RTP campus.
This move, according to RTF, will allow them “to maintain closer contact with its tenants and partners, placing it adjacent to both the Hub RTP development project and the recently-opened Boxyard RTP.”
RTF’s decision to move indicates the importance and prominence of Hub RTP and Boxyard RTP in the Triangle. These developments along with the presence of top tech firms are making RTP an even more desirable area to live in.
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