This shows what the urban core BRT transit station will look like, the rending here show the one on Wilmington Street.

Transit Overlay District (TOD) Mapping

Applying the new TOD zoning district

The TOD Mapping will apply the new TOD zoning district to some areas along the Western and Southern Bus Rapid Transit routes.

Project Details

 
Type:
Zoning
Date Range:
-
Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Unit:
Planning

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How to Participate

View the proposed TOD area. Have comments about the TOD Mapping? The project involves a series of public meetings that the community may attend and speak at. A Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for May 2022. Details are provided below:

Planning Commission Committee of the Whole
May 26, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
Room 305
222 W. Hargett Street

This is an in-person public meeting. Visit the Planning Commission webpage for more information about Planning Commission meetings.

Background

As part of planning for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), the City-initiated a project to plan for development around BRT routes. This project is called Equitable Development Around Transit (EDAT). In 2021, the City Council adopted the recommendations of the project. These include creating new zoning rules for areas next to BRT routes that encourage the type of development that will support the BRT system, including allowing more people to live and work in walkable places served by transit. The TOD zone will ensure areas near transit are pedestrian-friendly and have active uses that support transit and create lively places. It also encourages the provision of affordable housing units.

These changes were requested in TC-17A-20 and were adopted by the City Council on October 5, 2021. This made the new TOD overlay zoning district part of the City’s development code. For more information about what is included in TOD visit What is a Transit Overlay District?

For more information about what is included in TOD visit What is a Transit Overlay District or watch the video below:

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Project Intent

The TOD mapping project is one way that the City is implementing the recommendations of the EDAT project. The project will apply the TOD to some properties along the Western BRT corridor that follows Western Boulevard and the Southern BRT corridor that follows S. Wilmington Street. View the map below to see the properties requested to be rezoned. Use the search feature to search for an address. View the TOD Mapping Criteria page for more information about how the area was determined.  

TOD Mapping Viewer

Planning and design of the BRT routes and station areas may result in the application of the TOD in other areas in the future. Property owners may request the City apply the TOD to their property through the rezoning process.

Schedule

This project will start with a set of introductory meetings and then follow the rezoning process. The project will start in fall 2021 and last approximately 8 months.

Step

Timeline

Introductory community meetings

November 16 and 30, 2021
View Recording

First neighborhood meeting

January 19 and 20, 2022 at 6 p.m.
View Recording - Jan. 19
View Recording - Jan. 20

Rezoning application submitted by City

February 15, 2022

Second neighborhood meeting

March 23 and 29, 2022
View Recording - Mar. 23
View Recording - Mar. 29

Planning Commission review

April 21, 2022
May 26, 2022, at 4 p.m.

City Council review

TBD

The first community meetings were held in November 2021. Two public meetings were held in January 2022. Links to presentations and video recordings from the January meetings are listed below.

Western Corridor Neighborhood Meeting (Downtown Raleigh to Cary) - January 19, 2022
Presentation | Video

Southern Corridor Neighborhood Meeting (Downtown Raleigh to Garner) - January 20, 2022
Presentation | Video