Breaking down the North Hills Main District expansion

What to expect in, around, and below the four new North Hills buildings.

A rendering of One North Hills tower.

A rendering of One North Hills tower.

Courtesy of Kane Realty Corporation

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Construction is well underway at the site of Kane Realty’s North Hills Main District expansion project, located on the site of the old JCPenney department store. Expected completion of the ~$350 million project is March 2024, with openings beginning in late 2023.

Four new buildings are being developed around a new public plaza. Here’s what’s going up:

A rendering of One North Hills' terrace.

A rendering of One North Hills’ terrace.

Courtesy of Kane Realty Corporation

One North Hills Tower

The 10-story One North Hills Tower will mostly house offices, with some amenity spaces open to the public. The entire third floor of the building has already been leased to a currently unnamed tenant. Psst... The top floor has panoramic views of downtown Raleigh’s skyline.

Limani Grille, an upscale Mediterranean restaurant based out of New York, will open on the ground floor next to its adjacent, grab-and-go bakery. The restaurant will also feature a large outdoor terrace with a walk-up bar on the second floor.

The North Hills Expansion construction site.

The Highland Apartments (left) and NHX Creative Office are under construction.

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NHX Creative Office

The NHX Creative Office is a five-story office building with street-level retail, located next to One North Hills. A North Hills information and welcome center will be located on the ground floor between the expansion and pre-existing sections of the Main District.

A rendering of Restoration Hardware and apartment building.

Restoration Hardware and the Highland apartment building

Courtesy of Kane Realty Corporation

Highland North Hills Apartments

Highland will be a 12-story residential building with 287 units, including studios and 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. Ground-floor retail, including Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Village Tavern, will open on the first floor. The first residents are expected to move in around early 2024.

A rendering of the new Restoration Hardware Gallery in North Hills.

The RH Gallery will have a rooftop restaurant.

Courtesy of Kane Realty Corporation

Next to Highland will be a new three-story Restoration Hardware, a furniture gallery complete with a rooftop restaurant. RH Gallery is expected to open in March 2024.

Bonus: A new underground parking deck with ~1,100 spots — connected to the existing Target garage — could open as soon as this September.

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