The Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative (GSNC) in cooperation with the wonderful folks at Winnow Creative have created a new logo to use in branding and promoting Glenwood South. The block letters form the shape of a series of streets, which Glenwood South really is - it's not just Glenwood Ave. The direction denotes that people can explore and walk around the blocks that make up the district. The arrows on either end of the G and S signify the length of the district direction of north and south. The colors are vibrant to denote diversification and that "all are welcome". GSNC will be placing banners with this logo on existing flagpoles on the streetlights on the corners of Glenwood Avenue. We have also created decals with the logo to distribute to GSNC members. Businesses are asked to display the decal in windows of their retail shop or office.
GSNC will also be providing businesses with window signs with the logo and an appropriate message that the business is open again after the disruptions from the COVID-19 shut down. Look for these signs in businesses in Glenwood South as they reopen.
We encourage businesses to use the logo to promote Glenwood South in connection with any of their own promotions. We are seeking to promote a positive brand identity for the wonderful Glenwood South neighborhood in which we live and work. If you are a business and have not received a decal or window poster, contact us at GSNCboard@gmail.com. June 2020
The Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative (GSNC) was organized to bring together residents and businesses to make the Glenwood South neighborhood a better place to live, work, and play. Recent events compel us to speak out on the issue of racial injustice.
We have been saddened and outraged by the senseless death of George Floyd and others. Our sincere hope is that this tragic loss will encourage people to reexamine their own beliefs and misconceptions. We hope that all people can take the necessary actions to heal our nation.
We have been pleased to see the residents and businesses in Glenwood South unite behind the banner #BlackLivesMatter. GSNC believes that people should be treated not only as equals, but also equitably. We hope that someday it will no longer be necessary for protests to focus our attention on the racial inequities in our community and our country. Until that day, we will continue with dialogue and actions to lead us to a more equitable society.
Most major religions share a common belief that you should treat others as you want them to treat you. We should all follow this guidance, not because religions tell us to, but because it is the right thing to do. As an organization, we pledge to treat all individuals and groups with equal respect. We will endeavor to eliminate all racial prejudice from our community. Moreover, we strongly encourage all residents and businesses in Glenwood South to join us in this pledge and to take positive actions to eliminate racial injustice now. June 2020
The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) maintains an up-to-date listing of useful information about COVID-19 resources. Check out how to stay safe and how to support DTR businesses here. May 2020
St. Saviour's Center
St. Saviour's Center activities have been limited since the beginning of the COVID-19 shut down. The Food Bank and The Diaper Train were suspended when the order to stay at home was released by the state of N.C. The Food Bank is still closed however The Diaper Train began curbside pickup on Tuesday, May 12. Curbside diaper pickup will continue on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30-12:00 for now.
The Pedestrian Advisory Commission has recommended proceeding with a one-way pair of separated bicycle lanes on the inside of West & Harrington Streets. This proposal would provide Glenwood South with protected bicycle lanes all the way from the Warehouse District to Peace Street. For more information see the City of Raleigh's website.
POSTPONED The Rockford Mixer
GSNC is sponsoring a mixer at the Rockford. Come meet the new owners and sample a new menu.
Complimentary appetizers and door prizes.
March 25 2020 5:30-7:30
320 1/2 Glenwood Ave Raleigh
GSNC is sponsoring a mixer at the newest restaurant in Glenwood South, Zambrero.
Complimentary appetizers and door prizes.
February 24 2020 5:30-7:30
One Glenwood Ave Raleigh
January 13, 2020
GSNC Community Meeting
Saige Martin, the newly elected Raleigh City Councilor from District D, will share his thoughts for the future of Raleigh. He also would like to hear your thoughts and opinions about Glenwood South.
Raleigh Police Department will be present to provide a neighborhood update.
January 13, 2020 at 6pm
Hampton Inn & Suites
600 Glenwood Ave
December 12, 2019
Scarf Wrapped Trees at State Capitol
Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative (GSNC) members have knitted scarves to wrap a Community Holiday Tree as part of the State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 12 2019. GSNC board members will appear with Governor Roy Cooper to highlight the commitment to community based public art. In January, the scarves will be taken down, washed, and distributed to those in need.
November 15, 2019
The R-Line May be Changing
The Raleigh Transit Authority is proposing a new route and would like your feedback. There are 2 ways to voice your opinion.
Attend a public meeting. Dates and times are listed on the R-Line's website.
November 8, 2019
Projection Art on Glenwood Avenue
A Premier Party was held at Southern Charred on Friday, November 8, 2019 to inaugurate the newest art project in Glenwood South. Projection video art is displayed nightly on the Gramercy Apartments; visible between the 400-600 blocks of Glenwood Avenue. Local artists are featured on First Fridays.
October 28, 2019
Tin Roof Mixer
GSNC is sponsoring a mixer at Tin Roof. Come check out Glenwood South's newest live music venue and restaurant. Complimentary appetizers and door prizes.
Glenwood South was well represented in the Downtown Raleigh Alliance's State of Downtown annual meeting on September 12, 2019 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The event focused on entrepreneurs, business owners, artist and developers who contributed to Downtown Raleigh's culture and growth through their creativity, collaboration and vision. The following were highlighted either in person or via video.
Cindy Bolden - Co-Founder of Glenwood Gatherings (Video)
Brian Burnett - Founder, Glenwood South Tailors + Alterations
Charlie Ibarra & Oscar Diaz - Owner & Chef, The Cortez (Video)
Michael Iovino - Founder & President, August Construction Solutions
Sepi Saidi - Founder & CEO, SEPI Engineering & Construction
GSNC conducted a survey among its members to determine opinions about the Kane Realty proposed zoning amendment to allow a 40-story building at the corner of Peace and West Streets. The survey results showed that out of 258 respondents, 202 support the proposed amendment. These comments were provided as testimony at a Raleigh City Council meeting on July 2, 2019. Click the PDF link to see the survey results and testimony.
September, 2019 - Raleigh City Council approved the rezoning request by Kane Realty to allow a 40 story building with conditions. The developers agreed to put affordable housing units in the building and a traffic study will be conducted.
In the Spring of 2019, the city of Raleigh proposed changes to parking in downtown Raleigh, including Glenwood South. A neighborhood meeting was held on April 24, 2019, and we heard about the proposed changes. The city proposed the following changes:
increase rates on meters
add more meters in Glenwood South
extend meter hours until 8pm
GSNC submitted comments on the proposed changes and coordinated with parking officials. Further study was recommended and it was emphasized that further data needed to be gathered before changes were made. As a result, no new meters will be added in Glenwood South, rate increases will go into effect with the intent that the increased revenue will be used for street improvements and the metered hours will only be extended to 6pm.
Click the PDF link to see the GSNC position.
Inspirational words are sprouting across downtown Raleigh as part of Floraffiti, a public art and beautification project. Check out "ignite!" at Duncan-Parnell.
Nov. 14, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
GSNC Helps Fire Victims
Members of the GSNC are banding together to help out their fellow neighbors at Glenwood Towers.