Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the original project schedule for the Dix Edge Area Study has been modified. The public kickoff and engagement events and activities have been tentatively rescheduled for October 2020. Staff will conduct background research and other data collection tasks in the meantime and will update this project site with the latest on the planning process. When it is safe to gather, we will kickoff the study.
In July of 2015, the City of Raleigh acquired the 308 acres of the Dorothea Dix Park Campus from the State of North Carolina with the goal to develop a master plan for a park that will serve as a local and regional destination. The execution of the Dix Park Master Plan, the plans for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Western Boulevard, the area’s designation as an opportunity zone (areas designed to provide tax benefits to spur economic development) and other regional growth pressures will have an impact on the surrounding communities.
The goal of the Dix Edge Area Study is to explore issues and opportunities related to transportation, transit, the naturally occurring affordability in the area, and how the surrounding communities may be impacted by the large-scale investment planned for the park.
Once the study has been completed, it will provide policy direction that can help guide future development, investment, and capital improvement funding in a manner that will benefit all residents in the area, regardless of income or homeownership status.
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