Community Planning

In recent decades, Wake Forest has transitioned from a small, rural town to a bustling suburban community. While this growth presents many opportunities, it is important to carefully plan for the rise of new development to ensure it aligns with the community’s vision and strengthens the Town’s overall character. Community Planning efforts seek to achieve this by carefully analyzing trends in development, housing, and placemaking, which are then translated into actionable policy.

Community Plan Update

Adopted in 2009, the Wake Forest Community Plan contains the vision statements, policies, and actions that have guided growth in the Town of Wake Forest for more than a decade. The current plan is broken into the key sections: Town Areas; Town Transportation; Town Appearance; Growth Management; Quality of Life; and Growth Strategy Map.

Renaissance Plan

The Renaissance Plan provides policy and programmatic recommendations for the revitalization of the historic downtown. Additionally, it proposes a number of realistic development opportunities for the downtown area with the goal of creating a more vibrant core for all who visit, work, and live in Wake Forest.

Northeast Community Plan Update

The Northeast Community Plan outlines a strategy for enhancing the social, cultural and historical character of the Northeast Community by identifying needed public services, desired physical improvements within the neighborhood, and economic development opportunities that could bring local services and jobs to the area.

Affordable Housing Plan

The Wake Forest Affordable Housing Plan will examine existing local housing conditions, determine housing needs, establish a vision and associated goals for housing in the community, and recommend policies to help achieve this vision. 

Wake County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Wake County Hazard Mitigation Plan is a multi-jurisdictional effort to help communities identify and better prepare for various hazards and natural disasters. Per the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, each jurisdiction in the United States is required to maintain a hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible for federal disaster mitigation funds. To learn more about the Wake County Hazard Mitigation Plan, click here.





Community Planning
Long Range Planning Manager
919 435-9542