Six Forks Corridor Study

Last updated Mar. 20, 2018 - 9:05 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

Planning Commission Review of the Corridor Study

At the June 6, 2017, 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 20, 2017, and released the draft study for public review. Comments were accepted through August 21, 2017.

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 26, 2017. Subsequent discussion of the items took place at the December 8, 2017, and January 22, 2018, Committee meetings.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Planning Commission Committee of the Whole – February 22 and March 22
    The Planning Commission will continue its discussion of the study and comprehensive plan amendments at its next two Committee of Whole meetings on Thursday, February 22 and Thursday, March 22. Both meetings will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Room 305 of the Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
  • Midtown Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) – March 26
    City staff will present the draft study and associated comprehensive plan amendments at the Midtown CAC meeting on Monday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m., Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC 27608.

Questions or Comments?

The Planning Commission has extended the comment period and is now accepting comments on the draft study and proposed comprehensive plan amendments through Tuesday, April 3. For questions or to submit comments contact Roberta Fox at or 919-996-4638.

Want to review a hard copy?

A paper copy of the draft study document and associated comprehensive plan amendments is available for review at the following locations:

Millbrook Exchange Park Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Optimist Park Community Center, 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609

North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Next Steps:

Planning Commission Committee of the Whole review of this item will continue on February 22 and March 22. 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.

Stay informed of future updates by signing up for Six Forks Road Corridor Study communications through MyRaleigh Subscriptions.

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.

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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