The City of Raleigh and the Capital North Corridor Study are the winners of the 2022 NC Chapter of the American Planning Association’s Marvin Collins Award. Capital North won for the Small Area Plan category for the Large Community group. This category focuses on inclusive engagement and recommendations for small business support and community stabilization.
Christopher Golden, a planning supervisor, and John Anagnost, a senior planner with the planning and development department, led the three-year process for the corridor plan from 2018 to 2021. At the heart of the Capital North Plan, was ensuring that quality of life is maintained, enhancing walkability and bikeability and that the corridor remains an area of opportunity in which local serving business can thrive and that future conditions allow the employment base to grow. Throughout the extensive 5-stage community engagement process, City led efforts ensured that both residents and local business owners had a huge influence on the policies that will guide the future growth, development and investments of and in the corridor.
“Being recognized for these efforts through the Marvin Collins Award is an incredible honor, affirming the hard work, dedication, commitment and leadership of the City of Raleigh, the project team and the community in which we engaged," says Christopher Golden.
City Council adopted the Capital North Corridor Plan on July 5, 2022. The process included five stages of public input. The result is a plan report called “The Capital North Corridor Plan: A Future of Choice”. The report provides action steps and policies that are listed in an amendment to Raleigh’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan. The amendment is called CP-2-21 “Capital North” that was also adopted on July 5, 2022.
Visit the Capital North Study page to learn full details about the project.