Midtown  Planning 


Midtown-St. Albans Small Area Plan

After a year of public input, consultant and staff meetings and design discussions, the final report titled "Walkable Midtown" will head to the City Council for discussion and review. The report includes the overarching Theme that encompasses seven big steps toward realizing a more walkable and livable Midtown Raleigh. To see the report's executive Summary click here. 

The Major components include: 

  • Crossing the belt-line - the plan includes two new crossings, one multi-modal/vehicular and one pedestrian/cycling;

  • Creation of 'green streets' providing safer experiences for pedestrians, slower vehicle speeds on wider roads; better stormwater diversions and a more green feel;

  • Creation of a street grid, allowing at times to move traffic to less congested routes with the ultimate goal of keeping traffic moving;

  • A long term transit approach including better and more reliable connections to downtown, NC State and other popular destinations, plus pursuing BRT in the Midtown service area;

  • Creation of a Midtown Ring, a complete loop of greenways, green streets, separated bike lanes and paths that connects every major destination in the area with each other and the residential neighborhoods nearby;

  • Exploration, design and ultimate creation of a Midtown Waterfront District including crossings of the Crabtree creek, an activated park area creating an urban destination for midtowners and visitors; and

  • Respectful placement of new mixed-use developments near walkable, transit-friendly locations. 


Six Forks Corridor Plan- Adopted by City Council  6/7/2018

On June 5, 2018 at the evening session of City Council, the Six Forks Corridor plan was unanimously adopted by council. During a required public hearing, representatives from the public and from MRA spoke in support of the plan and council members voted shortly thereafter 8-0 to adopt the transformative corridor plan.

January 2020, the City provided the design/engineering and construction timeline for the Six Forks Corridor Plan below:

June 2019                   Issue RFQ


July 2019                     Proposals Due


July-October 2019     Selection and Scope/Contract Negotiations


March 2020                City Council Selection/Contract Authorization


April 2020                   Designer Notice to Proceed


May 2020                    Public Listening Session/Conceptual Design


August 2020               25% Design Public Meeting


March 2021                65% Design Public Meeting


July 2021                     Advertise Construction Bid


September 2021        Construction Bid Award


November 2021         Right of Way Acquisition Complete/Issue Construction Notice to Proceed/Pre-Construction Public Meeting


December 2023         Construction Completion


For the full background on the study, visit here

Screen Shot 2020-02-17 at 12.26.01 PM.pn
Screen Shot 2020-02-17 at 12.26.58 PM.pn
Screen Shot 2020-02-17 at 12.27.12 PM.pn
Screen Shot 2020-02-17 at 12.27.23 PM.pn