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Step through the Triangle’s new front door.

Stretching out over hundreds of acres of picturesque woodlands and meadows historically known as the Penny Farm, the Copper District is cultivating an unmatched lifestyle destination for Raleigh, North Carolina, and beyond, connecting historic Clayton to the future through innovative, curated, and dynamic spaces. The Copper District includes offices, shopping, dining, and a rich variety of housing options, making a home for residents in every phase of life and cultivating a robust sense of community.


Mixed-use offices

The center of the District’s office cluster is home to medical office, retail, food, and entertainment. Human-scale buildings and spaces create a comfortable civic campus environment where work-life balance thrives.

Diverse shared spaces

Whether it’s a coffee chat with coworkers or a quiet moment to get away from a busy day, diverse shared spaces are sprinkled throughout the public realm – welcoming all to pause and enjoy.

Outdoor dining

This area provides numerous dining options for employees, guests, and District residents. With restaurants pouring out onto the lawn, friends can break bread, collaborate, share stories, and enjoy happy hour.

Iconic landmarks

As wayfinding devices, District-wide icons will be installed that create a sense of place and orient guests. The iconic grain hopper will anchor the green space as a fountain, providing soothing sounds and offering interaction with its cool waters while telling the Penny Farm story.


Continuous trail surfaces

As a tie that binds together the whole District, the extensive trail network weaves around and through developments. This unifying pathway provides an engaging alternative path to the grocery store, secluded spaces for an afternoon jog, and connected routes for a peaceful bike ride.

Optimized proximity

Part of the magic of the trail system is its adjacency to other uses. The trails are located just steps below residential units and pass by numerous neighborhood commercial functions. The smell of fresh-ground coffee beans wafts across the greenway, reminding users of the wealth of options at their fingertips.

Experiential moments

The identity of the Copper District is evident at every turn. Unique wayfinding markers, educational signage, and workout equipment dot the trail system and express to users the many ways that the District beats with one, cohesive heart.

Traditional tree canopy

Bountiful planters sit at the edge of every intersection, highlighting the naturalistic character of the District. Diverse trees and plantings make the greenway system feel intimate and embedded in nature, while only steps away from accessible streets.


Performative landscapes

The naturalistic components of the Copper District are expressed even along residential streets, where residents utilize wild plantings for landscapes and take advantage of planter boxes to grow herbs and vegetables.

Variety of housing

Diverse residential typologies serve every type of family. Ample and unique housing choices provide every type of modern-day family a place to call home – while creating varying facades and visual appeal.

Porches & porticoes

In support of community life, the Copper District champions semi-public and semi-private spaces in its residential typologies, providing a diversity of yards, porches, patios and porticoes. These in-between spaces foster and active street life as neighbors meet, greet, and gather here.

Intimate dimensions

Smaller street widths allow for more walkable, social, and lively neighborhoods. The intimacy of the street creates a welcoming and safe aura – the perfect place for quick conversations with neighbors, a wave while grabbing the mail, and a larger sense of community.