Downtown Development

Downtown Wake ForestIn October 2012, the Town of Wake Forest welcomed Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. (WDI) Executive Director Lisa Newhouse as its new downtown development director.

The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners agreed to bring the executive director position in-house at the request of the organization's board of directors. Under the arrangement, WDI headquarters are now located on the second floor of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The DRC’s board of directors will continue in its current capacity as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. Website
The Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. website can be viewed at www.wakeforestdowntown.com. The new and improved site is a portal to all things related to historic downtown Wake Forest. Featuring an updated homepage, a streamlined navigation system, and a more user-friendly design, the site provides instant access to downloadable parking and street maps, information about downtown merchants, business opportunities, special events and much more.

Experience Downtown Wake Forest
From art galleries and specialty shops to coffee companies and consignment boutiques, Downtown Wake Forest is a vibrant, charming, historical and happening place to visit.

Wake Forest App
We've added a "Downtown WF" function to the Town of Wake Forest app. Use it as your official guide to downtown at your fingertips.