Monday, April 13, 2015 12:00 PM



A high-rise apartment building, a restaurant that used to be a funeral home and public transit hubs are some of the features that make Raleigh a desirable and interesting place to live.

WakeUP Wake County wants to highlight those things and more during WakeUP and Explore, the group’s first Livability Tour on Saturday, April 18.

The walking tour will take participants to 22 stops between Glenwood Avenue and Wilmington Street and South Street and Peace Street. Participants can also use the R-line bus to complete the tour.

The idea is to show off buildings and programs that have made smart use of limited land and provide sustainable lifestyle options.

The event is a fundraiser for the advocacy group, which focuses on issues such as transportation and land use related to Wake County’s growth.

But the goal is also to encourage residents to create exciting, innovative and green places, said Julia Lee, chairwoman of WakeUP Wake County’s fundraising committee.

“It’s a way to see the city on a whole other level,” Lee said.

Participants will get an inside look into 15 downtown spots that show off healthy and sustainable growth in the city. Some of those spots, like the Death & Taxes restaurant, haven’t officially opened yet.

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