Livable Streets Plan Five in 5 Action Strategy
The Livable Streets downtown plan involved a partnership of more than 400 persons participating in six monthly topic oriented work sessions held from September 2002 to February 2003. This group, called the Livable Streets Partnership, reviewed the rich diversity of resources and explored new concepts and ideas for the downtown area of the Capital City. Participants debated alternatives for a variety of development projects and proposed a series of action steps and strategies. The year long process concluded with a four day charrette which focused on knitting together and prioritizing hundreds of concepts and ideas into a series of approximately 130 Actions and Stratgies as well as the Five in Five, or five key actions to undertake within five years of plan adoption.
These five actions were chosen because of their ability to be a catalyst for others, to build momentum and to excite all members of the community. Their implementation has resulted in the incredible transformation of Downtown Raleigh, and over $2 billion in investment. The City remains committed to the continued revitalization of Downtown, and will kick off a planning project tentatively called "Livable Streets II" in 2011.
Complete a Fayetteville Street Renaissance to reinvigorate the Street as the heart of Raleigh, our ceremonial corridor and the premiere address for office, events and cultural activity.
Fund and build a new Convention Center & Hotel to attract conventions and trade shows and improve the business environment for hotels, restaurants and other visitor services.
Improve the pedestrian environment making downtown accessible to everyone. Balance the needs of pedestrians against those of the car. Create an attractive, well lit, safe environment that links office and residential uses to amenities such as restaurants, museums and other venues.
Undertake regulatory reform to improve the business climate by removing regulatory impediments, making it just as easy to do business downtown as any place in the region. Explore adding incentives in the regulations.
Expand downtown management to take a one stop approach to management and advocacy.