Wake Forest Northeast Community Plan - December 2021




FIGURE: 1.C.1b

LAND USE The majority of the study area is reserved for residential uses (see Figure 1.C.1b). The large institutional land use area comprising the W.E.B. DuBois School site is located within the northern half of the study area. There is a small recreation area located at E. Juniper Avenue and N. Taylor Street, and two green spaces which connect 7th Street to Ailey Young Park. It is noted, however, that there is no physical access to the park from these two green spaces on 7th Street. In the southwest corner of the study area, there is a small commercial district bordering N. White Street and E. Roosevelt Avenue. The Northeast Community promotes a desirable and relatively affordable quality of life, but needs appropriate measures to protect these assets as redevelopment takes place.

Several infill residential lots have been developed recently and many such developments do not align with the historic architectural character of the Northeast neighborhood (architectural style, exterior

materials, form, massing, landscape treatments, etc.). As the community

develops further, its overall character needs to be preserved. Preservation will necessitate the careful management of both incremental changes and new infill development(s) that continue to occur in the community. While located close to Downtown, the Northeast Community lacks desirable commercial amenities including healthy food options. Additionally, there is an absence of a sense of place or identity of the existing commercial areas located within the study area.


Residential Commercial Recreation Institutional Undeveloped

Building Footprints Streets Railroads Study Area

Commercial establishment at the intersection of N. White Street and E. Roosevelt Avenue provides convenience amenities to the Northeast Community

A residential neighborhood with single-family homes

0 300 Feet Data Sources: Town of Wake Forest, Wake County. Map data as of September 2021.

Chapter 1: Existing Conditions

Northeast Community Plan



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