River District Small Area Plan

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In July 2023 the Town Council adopted a small area plan focused on the Neuse River corridor on Knightdale's western boundary. The river is an incredible natural resource that should be celebrated and so the plan looks to create a community destination that establishes a sense of place that is unique in Knightdale. The River District Small Area Plan creates a clear vision for the district and provides guidelines and policy statements for future private development related to permitted land uses, architecture, infrastructure, and cohesive signage and branding. The plan also helps the Town identify opportunities for future public projects, such as improving walkability and connectivity by filling in greenway and sidewalk gaps. Possible re-development opportunities and park/open space needs are also explored. The plan also:

  • Created four new guiding principles to be used in addition to those in the KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan

  • Emphasizes creating a walkable, connected community that provides ample destinations and recreational activities

  • Revised the Town's Growth & Conservation Map to expand several mixed use centers, introduce a neighborhood node, and create a new Trail-Oriented Development place type

  • Includes low impact development standards and green infrastructure for future development

  • Recommends expanding the town's greenway network and filling in sidewalk gaps to improve connectivity

In July 2023 the Town Council adopted a small area plan focused on the Neuse River corridor on Knightdale's western boundary. The river is an incredible natural resource that should be celebrated and so the plan looks to create a community destination that establishes a sense of place that is unique in Knightdale. The River District Small Area Plan creates a clear vision for the district and provides guidelines and policy statements for future private development related to permitted land uses, architecture, infrastructure, and cohesive signage and branding. The plan also helps the Town identify opportunities for future public projects, such as improving walkability and connectivity by filling in greenway and sidewalk gaps. Possible re-development opportunities and park/open space needs are also explored. The plan also:

  • Created four new guiding principles to be used in addition to those in the KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan

  • Emphasizes creating a walkable, connected community that provides ample destinations and recreational activities

  • Revised the Town's Growth & Conservation Map to expand several mixed use centers, introduce a neighborhood node, and create a new Trail-Oriented Development place type

  • Includes low impact development standards and green infrastructure for future development

  • Recommends expanding the town's greenway network and filling in sidewalk gaps to improve connectivity

  • Priority crosswalk locations were identified where collector roads intersect and/or pedestrian activity is expected based on surrounding land uses. Help the Town prioritize improvements by sharing your thoughts! 

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Page last updated: 27 Oct 2023, 01:57 PM