Dorothea Dix

Politics & Government
8:03 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Four Things That Need To Happen Before Raleigh Can Turn Dix Campus Into Park

Dorothea Dix campus
Ted Buckner Flickr/Creative Commons

Governor Pat McCrory’s administration and Raleigh leaders have reached an agreement for the city to buy the old Dorothea Dix campus in order to create a park. Advocates have lobbied for years to create a grand city park on the 307-acre property, but those efforts were frustrated until now.

Governor McCrory and Raleigh’s mayor, Nancy McFarlane, held a joint news conference Monday at the executive mansion. They spoke before an audience of park advocates, state lawmakers and members of the business community who’ve long supported the idea to re-purpose the Dorothea Dix campus.  

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Politics & Government
7:20 am
Thu May 30, 2013

House Passes Bill Giving Dix Lease Another Year

Dorothea Dix campus
Credit Dave DeWitt

Lawmakers in the State House have passed a compromise measure that would give state and Raleigh city officials more time to work out a lease to create a destination park.

The bill would give officials a year to work out a different lease agreement for the city's Dorothea Dix property. It would dissolve the current lease signed by then-Democratic governor Beverly Perdue and Raleigh city officials.

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