Read the Final Report and Comprehensive Plan Amendment. The City Council will consider the recommendations of the study at the April 4 meeting. View more information about City Council Public Hearings.
The City of Raleigh is considering an extension of its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) into the Southeast Special Study Area (SESSA). This study examined strategies for future land planning that will conform to the City’s long-range vision and policies for sustainable growth. It also looked at existing and planned infrastructure networks (utilities, roads, and greenways) and the fiscal impact on City revenues, service expenditures, and capital planning. View a brief video below about EJT Expansion in the Southeast Special Study Area.
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).
The 'cover' image on this page is a photograph of the Oaky Grove Methodist Church, ca. 1910. This church is now part of the Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve, owned by the Triangle Land Conservancy, who provided the photo.
- Project Lead:
Hannah Reckhow, Senior Planner