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Mission Statement: Our goal is to save all 306 acres of the Dorothea Dix Campus for a World Class Destination Park for future generations.


Dix Park landscape architect talks about possibilities

Here's how absolutely dedicated Michael Van Valkenburgh and his team of landscape architects were in their dogged pursuit of the master plan for Dorothea Dix Park.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article136004848.html



Raleigh selects Dorothea Dix Park designer

The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously to select landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to create the master plan for Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh.

Read more here: http://www.wral.com/raleigh-selects-dorothea-dix-park-designer/16542705/
And here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/raleigh-report-blog/article134024534.html/



Sean Malone: Dorothea Dix Park’s dream shepherd

Overseeing the process of determining what Dix Park might someday be is 47-year-old Sean Malone, who just stepped into the job of first president and CEO of Dix Park Conservancy.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article126104064.html

And this correction:

A story in the Jan. 15 Arts & Living section about Sean Malone, the new president and CEO of the Dix Park Conservancy, mischaracterized the Conservancy’s role. The nonprofit will support the city’s efforts. The story also quotes Malone as saying the Conservancy was working on the park’s master plan. The city and an executive committee are in the process of selecting a firm to create the master plan.



Mapping a future for Dix Park

Six teams of landscape architects are vying for the chance to remake the Dorothea Dix grounds into a destination park.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article116964583.html



Program Spurs Conversation, Debate on Future Dix Memorial

More than a hundred people gathered on a Sunday afternoon to reflect and discuss what should be part of a memorial to the now-shuttered mental health facility.

Read more here: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2016/10/17/program-spurs-conversation-debate-on-future-dix-memorial/



Raleigh hopes to hire Dix Park consultant in March

The city is about to embark on a seven-month journey to find the perfect consulting partner to help plan a “destination” downtown park.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/raleigh-report-blog/article72657712.html



Raleigh Presents 'Destination Dix' on July 23, 2016

Mayor Nancy McFarlane, in partnership with the Dix Park Conservancy, announced the new Destination Dix community festival.

Read more here: http://www.raleighnc.gov/home/news/content/PubAffairs/Articles/DestinationDix.html



Raleigh strikes deals so conservancy can raise money for Dix Park

The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the nonprofit Dix Park Conservancy.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/raleigh-report-blog/article72657712.html



Raleigh officially acquires Dix property

Four years of conflict over the Dorothea Dix property was officially put in the rear-view mirror when, at 10 a.m. Friday, Raleigh leaders recorded the deed for the 306-acre property.

Read more here: http://www.wral.com/raleigh-officially-acquires-dix-property/14793005/#VW0OC6e4Ri2lH2v5.99



State approves sale of Dix land to city of Raleigh

The Council of State has voted unanimously to sell the land near downtown Raleigh once occupied by Dorothea Dix Hospital to the city of Raleigh, which is planning a signature park on the property.

The vote Tuesday morning is the last major hurdle for the $52 million sale of the 308-acre property...

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article20248974.html



With Dorothea Dix deal in hand, Raleigh asks:
What's next?

For Bill Padgett of the advocacy group Dix306, it's a matter of connecting the park to downtown's businesses and apartment towers, and N.C. State University's Centennial Campus, which borders the Dix land.

"I don't think we need to re-create what's already around us," Padgett said. "We need to figure out how to augment that."

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article20302068.html



Dix deal inked, Raleigh pays $2 million deposit

Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane signed the $52 million sale agreement for the Dorothea Dix property during a festive ceremony there Monday morning.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article20672409.html
  

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