Learn It Up! Hillsborough Street is an education series presented by the board of Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. Each event highlights a different business theme relating to the growth and development of the district and feature guest speakers who are experts on the subject. The series is free and open to the public.



Tuesday, January 30, 2018


N.C. State University's Campus Capacity and Assessment Study. A framework to guide decision-making related to campus development.


ComedyWorx, 3801 Hillsborough Street (Royal Bakery Building)


7:30 a.m. - Registration and Refreshments

  • Coffee and bagels provided by Teddy Hobbs, Phoenix Commercial Properties

8:00 a.m. - Presentation

  • Doug Morton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, NC State
  • Dan Douglas, Director of Urban Design, Benchmark Planning

9:00 a.m. - 2017 Hillsborough Street Retail Report

  • Will Gaskins, Director of Economic Development, HSCSC

9:30 a.m. - Adjourn


Registration is free, but please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat and so we have an accurate headcount for the refreshments.

Plenty of free parking is available behind and underneath the Royal Bakery Building.

If you enter the building from the rear, take a left in the foyer to arrive at ComedyWorx.

The event is being presented by Live It Up! Hillsborough Street and the Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance.


Bringing Innovation to West Raleigh. Office and commercial space is at a premium on Hillsborough Street and in greater West Raleigh. The panel discussed and solicited feedback on innovative options to grow the area's inventory. The event was held May 24, 2018 and moderated by Rodney Swink, FASLA, PLA. The event also marked the first time Live It Up! Hillsborough Street and the Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance partnered to bring the community such a program. Panelists included Jeff Bandini (NC State), Christopher Gergen (HQ Raleigh), and Thomas "Skip" Hill (Highwoods Properties).

The State of Commercial Lending was a panel discussion on September 8, 2015 with Michael Moore, Capital Bank's Treasurer and the Consumer Bank CFO, and Mark J. Redmond, Executive Vice President and Commercial Credit Executive for Capital Bank. The panel was moderated by Jeff Murison, Executive Director for Live It Up! Hillsborough Street,

The State of NC State included an Opening Reception at 1887 Bistro, a guided tour of Talley Student Union, and a presentation by Dr. Michael Mullen, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. The event took place February 16, 2016.

ULI Round Table: Wild, Wild West Raleigh Part II was held October 6, 2016 at Raleigh Little Theatre and was hosted in partnership with the Urban Land Institute, Triangle Chapter. Panelists included: Ken Bowers (City of Raleigh), Jeff Bandini (NC State), Teresa Gresham (Kimley-Horn), John LaPenta (NC Dept. of Administration)




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