Welcome to the 2017 North Carolina Downtown Development Association Large Cities Meeting!

Live It Up! Hillsborough Street is proud to host you for the October 4 - 5, 2017 event.

We invite you to explore this site to make your visit more comfortable.

Explore Food & Drink, Parking & Transportation, as well as Hotels.



Aloft Raleigh - 2100 Hillsborough St.

There is still room available at Aloft Raleigh if you need a room. While the room block has expired, you can call Ethan Queen at 919-828-9900 and he will assist you in making a reservation. 



October 4, 2017

3:00 pm

Check In - Aloft Raleigh, 2100 Hillsborough St.  

3:30 pm

Meet In Ground Floor Lobby of Aloft for Bus Tour


Hillsborough Street and Blue Ridge Corridor

NC State’s New Talley Student Union and Hunt Library

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception - Aloft Lobby WXYZ Lounge

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Dinner - Gonza Tacos y Tequila


October 5, 2017

8:00 -  8:30 am

Breakfast in Conference Room - Aloft Tactic Meeting Room 1st Floor

Jeff Murison - Live It Up! Hillsborough Street

8:30 -  9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Zack Matheny and Jason Thiel - Large Cities Directors

Jason Epley - NCDDA Update

9:00 - 10:00 am

Adam Zimmermann and Brandon Lanier, Block By Block

Live It Up! Hillsborough Street Clean & Safe Program

10:00 - 10:30 am

Mayor Nancy McFarlane

10:30 - 11:00 am

Will Gaskins - Live It Up! Hillsborough Street Economic Development Program

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Kate Pearce, City of Raleigh - Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan

12:00 -  2:00 pm

Lunch and Round Table Discussion

2:00 -  2:30 pm

David Dean - Live It Up! Hillsborough Street Internship Program

2:30 -  3:30 pm

Meeting Wrap-up and Closing


If you plan to attend, please complete the form below by close of business Monday, October 2.

Questions? Contact Clay Rightmyer at clay@hillsboroughstreet.org.