The City of Raleigh is continuously planning for opportunities to connect the Capital Area Greenway System to and from downtown. Not only do these connections play an important role in linking the greenway system to downtown, but also connecting the greenway system with Dorothea Dix Park, the future Devereux Meadows site, Union Station, Boylan Heights, and many other downtown businesses and neighborhoods. The Rosengarten Connector Trail corridor connects from W. Cabarrus Street to Dorothea Dix Park, however, the exact alignment has not been determined and options continue to be evaluated. The stream parallels this corridor from W. Cabarrus to Rocky Branch. A portion of the stream is located within a culvert and consideration for daylighting the stream is being considered.
Funding in the amount of $500,000 for this connection was approved as part of the 2011 Transportation Bond, however, this funding will not support the project development at this time. Seeking grant opportunities as well as working with the private development community for enhancement opportunities is ongoing. Additionally, the City does not own all the land along this corridor to make all improvements, so as funding becomes available, easement or land acquisitions can occur.
Greenways and Trails
- Project Lead:
Kimley-Horn and Associates