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


Interact with our Maps!  

Development plans, transportation projects, historic properties & more


Board Meetings & Agendas

Design Review Board

The Design Review Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 4 p.m. will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please click here for agenda

Case AR-20-23 Merritt Capital Business Park Staff Report and Architecturals

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Webinar ID: 963 0311 6143

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Call 1-301-715-8592
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If you would like to provide general comments or comment on a public hearing, please complete this form


Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm at will be held virtually via Zoom.

Please click the link to join the webinar:

Webinar ID: 977 9874 9497

Join the meeting through telephone by Calling 1-312-626-6799  , when prompted enter meeting ID: 977 9874 9497

If you would like to provide general comments or comment on a public hearing item on the agenda, please complete this form.   


Development Services Reports 

August 2020 Development Services Monthly Report

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 NC Floodplain Mapping Program. The posted preliminary flood hazard data reflect restudies for portion of various flooding sources in Wake County.

A Draft FY2019-2020 Wake County Annual Action Plan is now available to be viewed by clicking: Draft FY2019-2020 Wake County


Development Services 

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.


Planning Services

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 

Name Job Title Email Phone Numbers
Dylan Bruchhaus Planner II
Laurie Butler Planning Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Currin, AICP, CZO, LEED AP Assistant Planning Director
Kari Grace, AICP, CZO Senior Planner
Michelle Michael, MHP Senior Planner (Historic Preservation)
Brad Pleasant, CZO Zoning Compliance Officer
Patrick Reidy, AICP, CZO Senior Planner - Development Services
Courtney Tanner, AICP, CZO Director

Wake Forest Town Hall - Third Floor
301 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest, NC 27587