Endangered - Historic Oakwood District, Raleigh

North Carolina's largest intact 19th century neighborhood

A modernist new construction in the Historic Oakwood District with period of significance of 1880 to 1930 is seen as a endangering the entire district as the Raleigh Historic Development Commission (RHDC) has changed the way it interprets the guidelines that have been in place for the last 40 years. Every new construction sets a precedent for future design decisions, increasing the threat any non-conforming property poses to the district. In addition, historic districts across the state look to the City of Raleigh as a leader in many aspects of historic preservation. Therefore the influence this property has could be state-wide.