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Six Forks Corridor Study

Last updated Nov. 16, 2017 - 12:24 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

Planning Commission Review of the Corridor Study

At the June 6th City Council meeting staff was authorized to release a revised draft of the Six Forks Road Corridor Study document for public review and refer the study document and associated comprehensive plan amendments to the Planning Commission for its review and recommendation. The intent of the proposed comprehensive plan amendments is 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.

City Planning staff presented the revised draft study in a public meeting on July 20th and released the draft study for public review. Comments were accepted through August 21st.

Staff introduced the draft study document, along with associated comprehensive plan amendments packaged as CP-5-17, and a summary of the public feedback, to the Commission at its Committee of the Whole meeting on October 26th.

Upcoming Meeting:

The Planning Commission’s Committee of the Whole will continue its discussion of the study and comprehensive plan amendments on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Room 201, of the Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Next Steps:

Planning Commission Committee of the Whole review of this item will continue on December 8, 2017. The formal review process of the study report and comprehensive plan amendments will include:

- Review and recommendation from Planning Commission
- Review by City Council

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

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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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