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Rosengarten Greenway Trail and Stream Restoration

Last updated Oct. 21, 2019 - 1:36 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Greenway Trail and Stream Restoration
  • Central
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Stormwater Management Division
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates

Current Activity

Staff is continuing to evaluate various opportunities to improve the bike and pedestrian connectivity within this area. Staff is working with other departments and project initiatives to explore and evaluate these opportunities. Additionally, staff is working with developers and property owners on acquisition of land for bike and pedestrian improvements and focusing on connections between Downtown, Dorothea Dix Park, Union Station, and connections to the Capital Area Greenway from Rocky Branch Greenway up to Devereux Meadows. The community will have an opportunity to engage with the City on the next steps, however, these meeting have not yet been scheduled. There is more work to be done before we move forward with recommendations. We recognize that connectivity between these areas is important and staff is balancing available resources and stakeholder interests to build common consensus.
City staff continuing to evaluate various opportunities to improve the bike and pedestrian connectivity within this area. The City is looking at several project initiatives to explore and evaluate these opportunities. Additionally, the staff are working with developers and property owners on acquisition of land for bike and pedestrian improvements and focusing on connections between Downtown, Dorothea Dix Park, Union Station, and connections to the Capital Area Greenway from Rocky Branch Greenway up to Devereux Meadows.

The community will have an opportunity to engage with the City on the next steps, however, these meeting have not yet been scheduled. There is more work to be done before we move forward with recommendations. We recognize that connectivity between these areas is important and staff is balancing available resources and stakeholder interests to build common consensus.

Summary

The Rosengarten Trail and Stream Restoration project is located in an area west of downtown Raleigh, north of Western Boulevard and adjacent to the Boylan Heights neighborhood. This trail segment will serve as a key connection between the Rocky Branch Trail and the future Dorothea Dix Park to the south, Lenoir Street Park, the Boylan Heights neighborhood and areas of downtown to the north. Additionally, stream restoration and/or enhancement along the stream tributary adjacent to the Boylan Heights neighborhood is being evaluated as a part of this project. 
A consultant team led by Kimley-Horn has been hired to perform professional services for the Rosengarten Trail and Stream Restoration project. The 2011 Transportation Bond Referendum included funding in the amount of $500,000 for design and construction of the Rosengarten Trail. 
The Rosengarten Trail and Stream Restoration project is located in an area west of downtown Raleigh, north of Western Boulevard and adjacent to the Boylan Heights neighborhood. This trail segment will serve as a key connection between the Rocky Branch Trail and the future Dorothea Dix Park to the south, Lenoir Street Park, the Boylan Heights neighborhood and areas of downtown to the north. Additionally, stream restoration and/or enhancement along the stream tributary adjacent to the Boylan Heights neighborhood is being evaluated as a part of this project. A consultant team led by Kimley-Horn has been hired to perform professional services for the Rosengarten Trail and Stream Restoration project. The 2011 Transportation Bond Referendum included funding in the amount of $500,000 for design and construction of the Rosengarten Trail.

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
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History

The area has a unique character and storied past with the Boylan Heights Historic Residential District located in the west and the historic 4th Ward Community to the east. Additionally, the greenway trail will provide a vital link between the proposed Raleigh Union Station multi-modal transit center, the downtown area, existing and proposed residential areas, as well as future park opportunities.

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