Six Forks Corridor Study

Last updated Jun. 29, 2016 - 8:25 am
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 Council continued discussion of the Six Forks Road Corridor Study on April 19, 2016

Following the public process for developing the corridor study, a comprehensive draft plan document was presented to the community in early 2015. Staff also presented the plan to and solicited feedback from area Community Advisory Councils and various city commissions, including the Stormwater Management Advisory Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Appearance Commission, and Planning Commission.

Project consultants and city staff then worked to develop a revised draft plan to present to City Council for adoption. The revised draft includes refinements to recommendations for potential off-corridor improvements and amendments to the 2030 Comprehensive Plan. An implementation plan and preliminary cost estimates have also been included in the revised plan document.

The revised Six Forks Road Corridor Study Plan was presented to the Raleigh City Council on February 2, 2016. Council continued its consideration of the corridor study at the March 8, 2016 City Council work session. Council continued their discussion of the corridor study at the April 19, 2016 City Council Meeting. Staff presented additional information as requested by Council at the March 8 Work Session.

View the Corridor Study Presentation for the February 2 Council Meeting.

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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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