There’s some bad news for the neighborhood surrounding the abandoned hotel in Raleigh. This week, military helicopters landed in the area and conducted a training exercise, which sparked outrage among residents. While the neighborhood had been warned about the training, residents said the exercise went on longer and was more noisy than expected. As a result, city manager Ruffin Hall said he will not allow future training exercises to take place in residential neighborhoods. Residents also began to notice an increase in police presence. They also got fliers that warned them of the training.
One of the most notorious abandoned hotels in North Carolina is the Capital Plaza Hotel. Its 80s style sign makes it easy to recognize. The hotel used to be part of a larger chain of hotels. However, the owners have yet to sell the property and have fallen behind on their taxes.