Planning

transectPlanning 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

Board Meetings and Agendas

  • The August Planning Board meeting scheduled for August 7, 2018 at 7 pm has been cancelled.

  • The Design Review Board will hold their regular meeting on August 9, 2018 at 4 pm.

  • The Historic Preservation Commission will have hold their regular meeting on August 8, 2018 at 7 pm.  The Home Tour Committee will meet at 6 pm.

 

Development Services Reports 

  • July 2018 Development Services Monthly Report

  • 2016 Annual Development 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 NCFMP’s new webpage. The posted preliminary flood hazard data reflect restudies for portion of various flooding sources in Wake County.


Resources


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 

Chip Russell, AICP
Director

919-435-9511

Brendie Vega, AICP
Assistant Director

 919-435-9536

Jennifer Currin, AICP, CZO, LEED AP
Development Services Manager

 919-435-9517

Suzette Morales, PE
Transportation Planning Manager

919-435-9512

Eric Keravuori, PE, AICP
Transportation Engineer

919-435-9441

Patrick Reidy, AICP, CZO
Senior Planner - Development Services

919-435-9515

Terry Savary
Planning Technician/Deputy Town Clerk

 919-435-9537

Michelle Michael, MHP
Senior Planner (Historic Preservation)

 919-435-9516

Courtney Jenkins, CZO
Planner II

919-435-9514
Brad Pleasant
Zoning Compliance Officer
919-435-9541

Laurie Butler
Office Assistant

919-435-9510