Main Street Grant Project Status
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 covers 80% of the project from federal funding, while the Town will contribute 20% in local funds. This improvement project is a realization of the vision established by the Town to create a destination and promote walk-ability, bike-ability, and downtown beautification.
The original project is supplemented by a ramp improvement project to bring 42 curb ramps up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and offsite improvements at the future Wallbrook development that includes widening, medians, landscaping, and a 10' multi-use path. Overall, the project will bring approximately $9 million in improvements to Main Street.
Main Street Vision Plan
Funding for the grant project was sought from CAMPO based upon a joint planning effort between CAMPO and the Town to develop the Main Street Vision Plan. This 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.
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 176 apartment units, approximately 50,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space, and includes a community recreation center. Learn more about this development, 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 including a grocery store anchor. The Town is working with Crosland to coordinate the development with the realignment of the Burlington Mills Road intersection. Crosland will be contributing approximately $3 million towards offsite improvements along Main Street where the Wallbrook development will be located.
Design work for the project and all ROW acquisition work is scheduled to be approved by NCDOT and complete by the end of 2021. The Town plans to let the project around late winter 2021, with construction beginning in the springtime 2022.
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 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!