One of the best things about Raleigh is that it isn’t a one-dimensional city. There isn’t any one thing that makes our city great - it’s the connections between everything we do well that makes us such an attractive place to current and future residents alike.
I thought about that a lot recently as NC State broke ground on the Gregg Museum.
Although it will hold over 30,000 pieces of spectacular art and design, its role in the community is as much more than a display space.
The Gregg will also have classrooms for educational opportunities, can be used as a venue for weddings and will serve as a space for all types of community events. It also plays a part in our parks and greenway system because it expands on the Pullen Park property to connect Dix Park with Hillsborough Street. It really is a great example of several different parts of our city - the University, the arts community, local government, businesses - all working together to create and benefit from a project that helps keep our city one of the best places in America to live and work.
I can’t wait to visit when it’s done and I look forward to seeing how it finds its place in our community.