Raleigh – June 9, 2016 – Available today for smart phones in iTunes and Google Play stores is the free Hillsborough Street app. The release coincides with the groundbreaking of the Hillsborough Street Phase II Renewal Project, attended by Mayor Nancy McFarlane and NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson.  The app features details on street closures, dining and nightlife, and arts, culture and recreation in the rapidly growing district.

In announcing the release, Jeff Murison, executive director of the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation, said, “The app provides the community up-to-the-minute information on construction impacts during Phase II and is a platform for our merchants to generate business during this historic renewal of the street.”

Users will be able to order online, via Order Up, and read Yelp reviews of merchants and venues in the business district.  Additional features include a map of street closures and the ability to get emergency updates via push notifications.

Murison continued, “We are timing the 1.0 release with the groundbreaking, but our team is already working hard on exciting additional features in an extensive 2.0 update we hope to have ready in time for fall semester.”

The Hillsborough Street app was developed by Oak City Apps, which also developed the RGreenway and Downtown Raleigh apps.