The City of Raleigh is considering an extension of its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) into the Southeast Special Study Area (SESSA). This study will examine strategies for future land planning that will conform to the City’s long-range vision and policies for sustainable growth. It will assess the existing and planned infrastructure network (utilities, roads, and greenways), and consider the fiscal impact on City revenues, service expenditures, and capital planning.
The Southeast Special Area Study is a planning project focused on the future land use, conservation and natural resources, transportation, and public utility infrastructure of approximately 18 square miles in southeast Wake County. The study area is roughly bounded by southeast Raleigh, Wake County’s boundary with Johnston County, Poole Road, Smithfield Road, and Old Baucom Road. One of the largest area studies ever undertaken by the City of Raleigh, the Study Area encompasses an area roughly the size of the Town of Chapel Hill, NC (see Growth and Extent Comparison).
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