Public Hearing on Draft Community Plan April 19
Following an 18-month planning process, the first draft of the updated Wake Forest Community Plan was published and submitted for public comment on January 11, in advance of two open house workshops on February 1.
After compiling and reviewing over 350 comments, a revised draft Community Plan was published in early March and made available for review at www.wakeforestnc.gov/planning/community-plan and https://engagewakeforest.org/.
A public hearing on the revised draft Community Plan and Land Use Map is scheduled for the April 19 Board of Commissioners meeting. The Board may also act on the plan at this meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Chambers, 301 S. Brooks St.
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. Originally 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.