FuquayFuquay-Varina is a Main Street City located approximately 30 miles south of Raleigh, NC.  The Town has grown to a population of 18,644 in 2012 from 7,898 at the 2000 census.  

Benchmark was contracted by the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association (DRA) in December of 2013 to analyze and prepare development illustrations for two city-owned properties in downtown and one privately held property.  Benchmark conducted field work and met with the Executive Director and several Board Members to discuss the development vision.  

 

As a result of the research and meetings, Benchmark helped Fuquay-Varina DRA create a vision for two mixed-use projects on the city-owned properties along with a farmer’s market and public gathering space for the privately owned site.  

Fuquay-Varina is utilizing the digital photo renderings and display boards to help generate excitement for the implementation of the three projects.  In addition, the DRA has used the images for grant applications.