Planning Department staff provide administration of land use management documents including the Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and community plan; review of construction and land development; UDO and municipal code enforcement, and support to various elected and appointed boards.
Planning Department News
Effective May 1, 2018 Residential Fence permits no longer required in most cases. Read the Frequently Asked Questions on Fence Permits to find out if you will need one.
New Planning fees effective March 1, 2018
Updated Planting List.
Interact with our Maps!
Board Meetings and Agendas
The Planning Board will hold Joint Public Hearing and regular meeting on March 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The Historic Preservation Commission will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7 pm.
April 10, 2019 Agenda
The Design Review Board will not have an April meeting.
Development Services Reports
The Planning Department wants your feedback! In order for us to serve you better, we ask that you fill out this short survey. Your responses will allow us to gauge the value of the services we provide and continue working to improve them.
Preliminary revisions to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Wake County are available to be viewed at the NCFMPÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new webpage. The posted preliminary flood hazard data reflect restudies for portion of various flooding sources in Wake County.
The Development Services Division administers many of the current planning, zoning, and plan review functions that are part of the overall responsibilities of the planning department. Projects can involve new construction, repairs, replacements, renovations, remodeling, rezoning or clearing of land. General responsibilities include: addressing, annexations, code enforcement (Unified Development Ordinance & Municipal Code), flood damage prevention, site & subdivision plan review, architectural design review, zoning administration and sign permitting.
The Planning Services Division is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of the long range plans of Wake Forest. General responsibilities include: small area and corridor planning, transportation, historic preservation, public art vision and the Greenways & Open Space program.
Planning Department Staff
|Chip Russell, AICP||Directoremail@example.com|
|Jennifer Currin, AICP, CZO, LEED AP||Development Services Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brendie Vega, AICP||Assistant Planning Directoremail@example.com|
|Laurie Butler||Office Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jonathan Jacobs, PE||Transportation Engineeremail@example.com|
|Courtney Jenkins, CZO||Planner IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michelle Michael, MHP||Senior Planner (Historic Preservation)||email@example.com|
|Suzette Morales, PE||Transportation Planning Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brad Pleasant||Zoning Compliance Officeremail@example.com|
|Patrick Reidy, AICP, CZO||Senior Planner - Development Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Terry Savary||Planning Technician/Deputy Town Clerkemail@example.com|