Dix Park http://wunc.org en McCrory & McFarlane Support Dix Renegotiation http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-mcfarlane-support-dix-renegotiation <p>Governor Pat McCrory and Raleigh mayor Nancy McFarlane want some extra time to decide how to utilize 325 acres of prime capital city real estate.&nbsp;</p><p>The two announced today that they are backing House legislation to give the city and state another year to negotiate an agreement to re-purpose the <a href="http://wunc.org/term/dix-park">Dorothea Dix property</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Raleigh leaders want to use the land as a destination park.&nbsp; McCrory says he understands and supports that. Fri, 24 May 2013 11:47:59 +0000 Gurnal Scott 15880 at http://wunc.org McCrory & McFarlane Support Dix Renegotiation Bill Nixing Dix Park Deal Passes Senate http://wunc.org/post/bill-nixing-dix-park-deal-passes-senate <p>Lawmakers have <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=S334">passed a bill</a> that would scrap a lease deal signed by the state and the city of Raleigh to create a destination park on the old <a href="http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/services/dix/history.htm">Dix hospital</a> campus.</p><p>Senators passed the measure 29-to-21, with several Wake County Republican senators voting against it.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:17:57 +0000 Jessica Jones 12686 at http://wunc.org Bill Nixing Dix Park Deal Passes Senate Wake County Residents Protest Scrapping Dix Deal http://wunc.org/post/wake-county-residents-protest-scrapping-dix-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dozens of Wake County residents filled a legislative committee room yesterday to weigh in on several controversial bills affecting the county.</span></p><p>One of the measures would scrap the lease between the state and the city of Raleigh to create a destination park on the site of the old Dorothea Dix hospital.<br> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:08:44 +0000 Jessica Jones, Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 12632 at http://wunc.org Behind The Dix Deal: Republicans At Odds http://wunc.org/post/behind-dix-deal-republicans-odds <p>With the General Assembly <a href="http://www.wunc.org/post/one-step-closer-scrapping-dix-park-deal">on the verge of voiding the Dix lease deal</a> it made with the city of Raleigh, it's instructive to look at some of the people who were behind the deal in the first place.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:45:40 +0000 Dave DeWitt 12480 at http://wunc.org Behind The Dix Deal: Republicans At Odds One Step Closer To Scrapping Dix Park Deal http://wunc.org/post/one-step-closer-scrapping-dix-park-deal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Senate committee has passed&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=S334" style="line-height: 1.5;">a measure</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;that would void a&nbsp;</span><a href="/post/city-raleigh-lease-dix-property" style="line-height: 1.5;">deal signed three months ago&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to turn Raleigh's Dix hospital site into a destination park.</span></p><p>The Senate Appropriations Committee would void a 99-year lease signed amid great fanfare by the mayor of Raleigh and former Governor Bev Perdue. Under the deal, the city would pay $500,000 a year plus yearly adjustments to lease the land.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:31:43 +0000 Jessica Jones, Frank Stasio & Isaac-Davy Aronson 12434 at http://wunc.org One Step Closer To Scrapping Dix Park Deal State Lawmakers File Bills To Revamp Dix Park Deal http://wunc.org/post/state-lawmakers-file-bills-revamp-dix-park-deal <p>State legislative leaders have filed bills that would revamp the deal that allows the city of Raleigh to create a regional park on the grounds of a closed mental hospital. The proposed legislation would nullify the lease agreement signed by Governor Beverly Perdue on her way out of office.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:39:35 +0000 Jessica Jones 12041 at http://wunc.org State Lawmakers File Bills To Revamp Dix Park Deal Preservation Groups Want to Protect Dix Hospital http://wunc.org/post/preservation-groups-want-protect-dix-hospital <p>Preservation groups in Raleigh say the city should protect the historic buildings on the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus. The city council plans to convert the property into a public park. The state leased the land to Raleigh last month for $68 million over 75 years. But the Raleigh City Council has yet to create a master plan for the future park. Myrick Howard is the president of Preservation North Carolina:</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7027 at http://wunc.org Dix Park Boosters Pledge Three Million Dollars http://wunc.org/post/dix-park-boosters-pledge-three-million-dollars <p></p><p style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;">Civic groups in Raleigh advocating the creation of a public park on what is now the Dorothea Dix hospital campus have pledged three million dollars toward the effort. The Council of State is scheduled to vote today whether to allow the City of Raleigh to lease the land from the state. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:20:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 5705 at http://wunc.org Dix Park Boosters Pledge Three Million Dollars