What is the Midtown-St. Albans Plan?
The Midtown-St. Albans plan aims to create a vision and identify specific improvements and policies to guide future investment and development in an area that has seen rapid and significant change over the past decade.
Midtown Raleigh is a rapidly emerging district, serving as an example of a suburban place retrofitted and redeveloped as a walkable urban center. More changes are expected in the coming years, including millions of square feet of new development.
St. Albans Drive currently serves as a transition line between the existing and proposed mixed-use development to the south and older, primarily residential, areas to its north.
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The plan is exploring the following topics:
Transportation - This includes including making it safer and more comfortable to walk to typical destinations such as work, school, shopping, or parks. It also includes considering the impacts of traffic on neighborhood streets.
Public transportation - With additional transportation demand expected in the future, how can improvements to transit play a role in meeting that demand?
Stormwater - The study area includes floodplains along the Crabtree Creek and Big Branch Creek. Considerations include how green infrastructure can address flooding issues and provide new public spaces.
Housing - This includes considering future housing needs and the possibility of providing greater housing variety to meet the needs of smaller households and residents at various stages of life. This can include exploring “missing middle” options such as townhomes, duplexes and small apartments, and accessory dwelling units.
Land use - How can the area’s growth provide housing and employment opportunities while also respecting the scale of existing residential neighborhoods?
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