Downtown Raleigh is rumbling back to life at last. With each new hole in the ground, the sound is building to a roar. The city counts nearly $1 billion in public and private investment either under way downtown or starting soon.

So what happened? Was it the decision to rip out the Fayetteville Street Mall, and reopen it to cars? Yes and no, says Dan Douglas, director of the city’s Urban Design Center.

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