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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.

The planning area is shown in the map below (click the map to enlarge). Together, we’ll consider areas within a short walk of each of the planned stations along with New Bern.

Station Area Planning: New Bern Map

We need your voice!
The community along New Bern will not only provide input but will also help shape the project. Please consider becoming a member of the New Bern community partners group or a paid project ambassador.

Project Details

Corridor Studies
Date Range:
Project Lead:
Jason Hardin, Senior Planner



Overall Corridor, Pedestrian Safety and Walkability, Housing Affordability
Email Jason Hardin, Senior Planner

Eastern Stations
Email John Anagnost, Senior Planner 

Middle Stations
Email Matthew Klem, Senior Planner

Western Stations
Email Ira Mabel, Senior Planner

WakeMed Area
Email Carmen Kuan, 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 lead to the main phase of the study, which will involve developing plans for each station area.

We started this process by hearing from you on the most important issues to tackle. We heard that walkability and pedestrian safety is critical, and that thinking about places to live, work, and shop near BRT – and working to address affordability – are key topics.

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

Area plans are an important part of how the city adapts to change and addresses key issues, such as housing affordability, walkability, and reducing carbon emissions. To learn more about area planning visit the info page.

This process 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 for each station area 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 proposed BRT stations along New Bern Avenue. Those neighborhoods include Oakwood, Olde East Raleigh, College Park, Battery Heights, Longview, King Charles, and Beacon Lake.

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