Wake Forest Northeast Community Plan - December 2021

MEETING #2- RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY OPEN HOUSE Public Meeting #2 was held on September 9th, 2021. This meeting was held as an open house format at the grounds of the DuBois Campus. The intent of the meeting was to receive feedback on draft recommendations. MEETING AGENDA Open house participants were given an overview of the Northeast Community plan update process, existing conditions and recommendations to date. Several exhibit boards were displayed - they ranged from land use, connectivity, market and demographics to themed recommendations, a future land use map and a concept for the DuBois Campus. Attendees had the option to view the exhibits and discuss their thoughts with project team members as well as share feedback via post-it notes on the exhibits.

KEY TAKEAWAYS The following “key takeaways” provide a snapshot of the feedback that was collected during and/or after the meeting. The takeaways are organized under overarching topics of affordability, legacy, connectivity, community programming, DuBois Campus Concept and economic opportunities. Affordability • Preserve affordability and Naturally- Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH).

A brief survey was also distributed during meeting’s on-site registration process. This survey was available to all on the project website. The meeting was organized as a community gathering event to celebrate the planning process. It was held outdoors (under open tents) with food and drinks available for attendees. The meeting was attended by over 75 residents and community members. A follow-up open house was conducted by Town staff on September 28, 2021 to gather additional feedback on the future land use map.

Economic Opportunities and Redevelopment • Learn more about what jobs can be brought to the neighborhood. • Provide more economic opportunity. • Provide affordable store franchise, fitness center, and urgent care. • Provide short-term industry certifications in close proximity -- this will increase wages which in turn will increase eligibility for home loans and purchases.



• Add more affordable housing. • Provide assistance to existing

• DuBois Campus Concept

i. Affordable housing on site. ii. Childcare facility on campus. iii. Commercial on the exterior of the site. iv. Prefer focus on revitalization

homeowners (e.g., small grants to help owners remodel their older homes). • Expressed concern about displacement. Legacy • Promote history of the neighborhood. • Research family history, age of Northeast community. • Preserve community architecture (e.g., no more driveways in the front of homes). Connectivity andGreen Spaces • Provide a place for children to play with their friends. • Preserve green space. • Add Ailey Young Park within the study boundary. • Consider safer streets. • Fill sidewalk gaps. • Provide adequate lighting. • Improved maintenance and shrubbery along streets. • Provide a possible roundabout or 3-4 way stop sign at Ailey Young Park coming out of Traditions and from Allen Road down Juniper Avenue. • Provide additional connectivity and commercial options.

on campus versus housing on site (which may not actually be affordable for residents in Northeast).

Community Programming • Consider summer youth programs. • Bring YMCA back to community. • Promote education opportunity for

youth beginning at K-12 including daily homework programs.

Images from the Community Open House Chapter 1: Existing Conditions

Northeast Community Plan



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