Draft Community Plan & Land Use Map now available for review, open house workshops set for February 1

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 10:02am

The Town of Wake Forest will host Community Plan Open House workshops on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. Each two-hour drop-in session will give residents, business owners, and stakeholders the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on Wake Forest’s long-term vision, vitality, and sustainability as captured in the draft Community Plan and Future Land Use Map. Available for review at www.wakeforestnc.gov/planning/community-plan and https://engagewakeforest.org/, the draft plan reflects the considerable public input shared throughout the community engagement process.  

Both workshops will have an informal, open house-style format, along with the same content, so residents may drop in anytime from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. No formal presentation will be given. Each session will engage participants in discussions regarding key issues and priorities for the Board of Commissioners to consider as part of the updated Community Plan.

In anticipation of the February 1 meeting, residents are invited to respond to a series of questions that will be posted every Tuesday between now and February 1 on Engage Wake Forest at https://engagewakeforest.org/. This week’s question encourages residents to review the proposed goals on pages 30 and 31 of the draft plan and share whether those goals accurately reflect their vision for Wake Forest’s future.

The Town of Wake Forest relies on the adopted Town of Wake Forest Community Plan and Growth Strategies Map as a policy-based comprehensive plan with an action agenda to achieve implementation. Adopted in 2009, the Community Plan contains the vision statements, policies and actions that have guided growth in Wake Forest for the last 13 years.

In September 2020, the Town began the process of updating the Community Plan. The Wake Forest Community Plan Update and Future Land Use Map will outline the community's vision and guide development and investment in Wake Forest for the next 10-20 years. This two-year process will result in a set of policies that direct future growth and will lead to potential strategies to help effectively guide Town leaders in making substantive and thoughtful decision for the community.  

For complete information, visit and bookmark www.wakeforestnc.gov/community-plan or email Assistant Planning Director Jennifer Currin at jcurrin@wakeforestnc.gov.