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Zoning, Planning, and Development


Station Area Planning: New Bern

Creating transit-friendly neighborhoods for all.

The goal of this project is to support vibrant, healthy, and accessible neighborhoods around the city’s planned bus rapid transit (BRT) system. These neighborhoods will offer a range of places to live and work. Streets will be safe and comfortable for people walking and taking the bus.

Area plans are an important part of the planning process. To learn more about how the purpose of an area plan, visit the info page.

Project Details

Area Plans
Date Range:
Project Lead:
Jason Hardin, Senior Planner



Overall Corridor, Walkability, Housing Affordability
Email Jason Hardin, Senior Planner

Eastern Stations (Trawick, Corporation, New Hope)
Email John Anagnost, Senior Planner 
919-996 2638 

Middle Stations (Sunnybrook, WakeMed, Longview)
Email Matthew Klem, Senior Planner

Western Stations (Raleigh Boulevard, Tarboro, East, Blount)
Email Ira Mabel, Senior Planner

Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Unit:
Comprehensive Planning


Date Range:

Community Connection and Understanding the Area

This phase involves working with the community to talk about the goals of the project and set up the best ways to communicate. It also involves gathering data about housing, pedestrian safety issues, and other key topics. It will set up the main phase of the study, which will involve developing plans for each station area.

Why Do We Need a Station Area Plan for New Bern Avenue?

This station area plan will take the broader goals of the Equitable Development Around Transit plan and tailor them to the New Bern Avenue corridor. The process will include these steps:

  1. Study the current conditions of the area. This includes research on housing costs, identifying areas that are challenging to pedestrians, and neighborhoods that have easy access to jobs and shopping.
  2. Understand how area residents, businesses, and institutions would like for their neighborhoods to make the best use of BRT and address other issues.
  3. Develop Strategies to help residents of all income levels afford to live in the area, make it safer to walk, and look to identify other goals.
  4. Create a Plan that includes zoning changes, new programs, and funding sources to make the plan a reality.
Lead Department:
Planning and Development

What areas are we studying?

row of single story homes in east college park with porches

The study will focus on areas within walking distance of ten proposed BRT stations along New Bern Avenue. Those neighborhoods include: Oakwood, Olde East Raleigh, College Park, Battery Heights, Longview, King Charles, and Beacon Lake.