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Six Forks Corridor Study

Last updated Jul. 20, 2017 - 4:08 pm
Corridor Study

Six Forks Road is the heart of Raleigh's midtown. This section of the road is home to churches, banks, schools and shopping with several established neighborhoods bordering the corridor. New mixed-use development and high-rise apartment living are now part of the landscape and are a destination for the entire city. Six Forks Road is also a major transportation corridor that connects to the 1-440 beltline and is planned for future widening. Could the corridor relate better to the surrounding uses? What steps should we take to make the corridor more transit, pedestrian and bike friendly? Help the city craft a vision for how the corridor should evolve in the coming years.

Status Updates

City Taking Comments on the Draft Study Document Through August 21

City Planning staff presented the revised draft study in a public meeting on July 20. The city is seeking comments on the draft study document through August 21.
Download a copy of the study.

A paper copy of the draft study document is available for review at the following community centers:

Optimist Park Community Center, 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609

Millbrook Exchange Park Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

How to comment:
By Email:
Email comments to carter.pettibone@raleighnc.gov.
By Phone: Call Carter Pettibone at 919-996-4643
By Postal Mail: Send a letter to the following address:

Carter Pettibone
Department of City Planning
City of Raleigh
P.O. Box 590
Raleigh, NC 27602

City staff will also be presenting the draft plan at the following community meeting:

Midtown CAC Meeting

Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC 27608

Following the public comment period, staff will prepare and present to the Planning Commission an updated draft document, along with associated comprehensive plan amendments, and a summary of the public feedback. The intent of proposed comprehensive plan amendments would be to align planning policy documents with the corridor study’s vision of creating a unique sense of place with enhanced connectivity and accessibility for all users and modes of travel.

The Planning Commission’s review and recommendation are then presented for City Council’s consideration. At that time Council may set a public hearing date of the final draft study document and comprehensive plan amendments.

Stay informed of future updates by signing up for Six Forks Road Corridor Study communications through MyRaleigh Subscriptions.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to enhance the Six Forks Road corridor in a way that defines a unique sense of place with enhanced fluidity of movement, environmental sensitivity, and connectivity for residents, workers, students, and visitors using transportation modes of all types, including cars, bikes, pedestrian, and public transit. The corridor should enable an active pedestrian life and integrate residential, commercial, recreational, educational, faith, and retail uses. Safety and accessibility are paramount in designing a distinctive streetscape that is uniquely Midtown with unifying features and green space that make it both an attractive urban thoroughfare and an irresistible gathering place.

View the Visioning Workshop Presentation and Event Photos for the workshop held on September 22, 2012.

Provide Feedback

Couldn’t make the public meetings but want to give the project team your input? Use the mapping feature below to identify Current Issues, Future Opportunities or Potential Quick Fixes for the corridor. Your comments will be forwarded to the project manager for consideration.

You can also provide feedback on the Draft Summary Report by contacting staff directly. Email Carter Pettibone with your comments.

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