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Six Forks Corridor Study

Last updated May 21, 2018 - 11:02 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 to hold Public Hearing for the Six Forks Corridor Study and associated Comprehensive Plan Amendments CP-5-17 on June 5, 2018

On May 15, City Council received the Planning Commission’s recommendation for the remaining items of the Six Forks Road Corridor Study and associated Comprehensive Plan Amendments CP-5-17. These items were scheduled for public hearing on June 5, 2018, at 7 p.m. They join the portions of the comprehensive plan amendment City Council previously scheduled for public hearing on the same date.

Below are the components of the Six Forks Road Corridor Study and Comprehensive Plan amendment CP-5-17 scheduled for public hearing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7 p.m. in Council Chamber, Room 201, of the Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street:

  • CP-5A-17, Future Land Use Amendment for three (3) parcels at the intersection of Six Forks Road and Sandy Forks Road from Moderate Density Residential to Office and Residential Mixed Use
  • CP-5B-17, Street Map Amendments; in the vicinity of the Six Forks Road and Millbrook Road intersection
  • CP-5C-17, Area Plans Locations Amendment, to add the study area boundaries to the Comprehensive Plan
  • CP-5D-17, Area Plan AP-SF, to add area specific guidance, with the following policies:
    • AP-SF-1 Six Forks Corridor – “Complete Streets” policy
    • AP-SF-2 Six Forks Road Streetscape Design
    • AP-SF-3 Neighborhood Gateways
    • AP-SF-4 Environmental Sensitivity
    • AP-SF-5 Public Art
  • The Six Forks Road Corridor Study report with the following modifications:
    • Include language recommending the evaluation of potential for off-peak on-street parking along Six Forks Road;
    • Include language indicating the desire to use narrower (10 foot) travel lanes for Six Forks Road;
    • Include stronger recommendations for the inclusion of bus lanes as a future strategy;
    • Add explicit language in the Introduction to address how the plan fits with the Wake County Transit Plan; and
    • Move the entirety of Chapter 3: Planning Frameworks to the Appendix of the study document and include language indicating that the contents of this section are not to be considered for rezoning applications

City Council took the additional action to move consideration of these items from the proposed comprehensive plan amendments to the scope of upcoming Midtown-St. Albans Area Study, and as such, will NOT be discussed on June 5.

  • Comprehensive Plan policies for the Six Forks Road Corridor Study Area to guide future zoning and street connections
  • Future Land Use Map amendment for 2 parcels on the north and south sides of Millbrook Road east of Six Forks Road currently designated Low Density Residential and Moderate Density Residential
  • Future Land Use Map amendment for 4 parcels on the east side of Six Forks Road near the intersections with Windel Drive and Crestview Road currently designated Low Density Residential

Upcoming Meeting

  • City Council Public Hearing – June 5

A public hearing on the Six Forks Road Corridor Study and associated Comprehensive Plan Amendments CP-5-17 will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers (Room 201) of the Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street.

For more information please contact Carter Pettibone at carter.pettibone@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-4643.

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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 the 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.

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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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