Downtown Revitalization Corporation (DRC)

The Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corporation (DRC) was formed in 1984 by a group of citizens concerned by the increasing vacancies in downtown. The founders realized that Wake Forest could not retain its individuality without a solid and vibrant "heart". Today, with the support of the Town of Wake Forest, a dedicated group of volunteers is continuing their work. Even though downtown Wake Forest is home to many unique, independent businesses, we must remain active and vigilant to face the challenges of today's business world. In 2003, the Town of Wake Forest began donating funds for a professional downtown manager which enabled us to enlarge the scope of our operations. We are optimistic about the future of downtown Wake Forest and hope you will be a part of our accomplishments. Come see what downtown Wake Forest has to offer. Stroll, shop, eat and enjoy.


DRC MISSION

In an ongoing effort to foster the health and vitality of Downtown Wake Forest, the Downtown Revitalization Corporation shall:  

  • Direct focused growth and development by aiding in the implementation of the Renaissance Plan and by recruiting suitable business and residential projects to Downtown Wake Forest.
  • Develop and promote downtown events and functions that grow the visibility of Downtown Wake Forest through increased arts and entertainment opportunities.
  • Partner with government and local organizations on issues impacting the Downtown Wake Forest area.
  • Identify and provide assistance to Downtown Wake Forest stakeholders.
  • Maintain and expand a consistent and aesthetically appropriate image for the Downtown Wake Forest area.