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Six Forks Corridor Study

Last updated Apr. 05, 2018 - 3:46 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 Council sets Public Hearing for portions of Comprehensive Plan Amendments associated with the Corridor Study, takes additional action

On April 3, City Council received the Planning Commission’s recommendation for the transportation and streetscape-related comprehensive plan amendments associated with the Six Forks Road Corridor Study.

These portions of the comprehensive plan amendments related to the corridor study were scheduled for public hearing on June 5, 2018, at 7 p.m.:

  • CP-5B-17, Street Map Amendments; in the vicinity of the Six Forks Road and Millbrook Road Intersection, including the Planning Commission-recommended edit to the map
  • 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

Council took these additional actions related to the Six Forks Road Corridor Study:

  • Removed the following items from amendment CP-5D-17:
    • Policy AP-SF-6 Guide Future Zoning
    • Policy AP-SF-7 Future Street Connections, including:
      • Map AP-SF1 Recommended Frontages and Building Heights and Proposed Streets
  • Authorized the removed items to be included in the scope of work for the upcoming Midtown-St. Albans Area Plan
  • Requested Planning Commission deliver by May 15 its recommendation regarding CP-5A-17, which includes Future Land Use Map amendments in three locations along the corridor, and any other remaining parts of the corridor study. The Planning Commission’s Committee of the Whole will discuss these items on April 26.
  • Expressed intent to schedule a June 5 public hearing for CP-5A-17 and any other remaining aspects of the corridor study.


Upcoming Meetings:

  • Planning Commission Committee of the Whole – April 26
    The Committee will continue its review of the Six Forks Road Corridor Study report and comprehensive plan amendment CP-5A-17 on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 4 p.m. in Room 305 of the Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street.
  • City Council Public Hearing – June 5
    A public hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendments CP-5B-17, CP-5C-17, and CP-5D-17 as amended above 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.

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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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