"The Raleigh City Council has awarded a contract to Urban Design Associates to produce a study of the Blue Ridge Road district area in central Raleigh. The contract with UDA, which is based in Pittsburgh, Penn., is not to exceed $150,000.
The purpose of the study is to develop a plan to improve vehicle and pedestrian connectivity and to leverage state and local policies and investments to support growth and to guide development in order to conserve natural systems and landscapes.
In June, the city received a $40,000 grant from the North Carolina Sustainable Communities Task Force to partially fund the corridor study, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation also has pledged up to $50,000 to help fund the effort.
The project is expected to take nine to 12 months, and at least two public meetings will be held to engage the public and property owners in the district."
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