Main Street Vision

Main Street Grant Project Update

Rolesville was awarded over $4.8m from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's (CAMPO) Locally Administered Projects Program (LAPP) to realign the Burlington Mills Road intersection with Main Street, and make streetscape improvements, improve crosswalks, install new curb and gutter, sidewalks, and bicycle transportation enhancements from Burlington Mills Road to Young Street. The grant provides 80% of the project in federal funding while the Town will contribute 20% in local funds.  The project is a realization of the vision established by the Town to create a destination and promote walk-ability, bike-ability, and downtown beautification.

Design work for the project and all ROW acquisition work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the summer 2021.  The remaining schedule estimates that the project would be let around late fall 2021, awarded in the winter, with construction beginning sometime around February 2022.

See an October 27 PowerPoint Presentation providing a project update to the Town Board.  Check back here for periodic updates and contact Mical McFarland for more information.

Main Street Vision Plan

The Vision Plan divides the 4-mile Main Street corridor into three areas ripe for development. The Town seeks to create a true town center by utilizing urban design practices and building a sense of place. 


  1. Create an Equitable Main Street for Everyone and Every Mode
  2. Promote Diverse Housing Stock for Multiple Age Groups and Income Levels
  3. Celebrate the Town with Clear Gateways
  4. Reestablish a Town Center
  5. Retain and Respect the Small-Town Feel

Main Street Design Survey Results Are In

As part of Rolesville's Main Street grant project, a survey was developed to gather public input on design options for the “look and feel” of Main Street.  Citizens weighed in on different themes, landscape options, hardscapes, outdoor seating arrangements, lighting options, and aesthetics for medians and public realm spaces at the intersection of Young and Main Street.  Please see the Survey Results here along with recommendations from the Town's consultant on the project.  The Town wishes to thank everyone who provided feedback as we received over 900 responses! 

Cobblestone - $55M investment

Main Street offers great potential for restaurants, retail, and mixed-use development, and the Town and a developer are partnering together to build a mixed-use, “town center” development accommodating a variety of uses – commercial, residential, retail, and civic use - at the northwest corner of the Young Street and Main Street intersection. 

Plans currently include 180 apartment units, approximately 50,000 square feet of retail/commercial/restaurant space, and 18,000 sq. ft. of municipal flex space.  Learn more about this development at this website, and also watch the video recording of the July 21 Town Board meeting to listen to a presentation of the project.

Residents were also invited to participate in a virtual Q&A session hosted by the developer.  A recording of this session can be viewed here, upon entering the password:  8!!%&nnX

And watch this 2-3 minute informational video produced with the help of East Wake TV to learn more about the project.

Wallbrook - $75M investment

Near the Burlington Mills Road intersection, the Town continues to work with a Charlotte developer, Crosland Southeast, on a 70+ acre, mixed-use development that is being proposed with 100+ new townhomes, and 250,000 square feet of commercial/retail space.  The Town is working with Crosland to coordinate the development with the realignment of the Burlington Mills Road intersection that is part of the Main Street Grant project.  

Wayfinding Initiative

Rolesville has also embarked on a Wayfinding Program throughout town with new signage incorporating the Town logo.