Wake Forest Northeast Community Plan - December 2021

STRATEGY 4. Identify additional redevelopment opportunity sites. Though redevelopment of the DuBois Campus should be a high priority, there are other potential redevelopment sites that offer much opportunity and should be explored: a. Commercial parcels along Wait Avenue/E. Roosevelt Avenue and N. White Street for commercial and mixed-use opportunities. b. Vacant shopping center site on N. White Street for mixed-use opportunity. This project should include commercial and mixed- use development opportunities. The project should incorporate a number of employment-generating uses such as: • Small neighborhood serving grocery/market for the downtown area. • Small office users. • Retail shops. • Specialty food shops (e.g., sandwich shop, bakery/café, barber shop/beautician, etc.). • Restaurants and entertainment. • Other complimentary uses. c. Parcels around the intersection of E. Juniper Street and N. White Street – small-scale commercial node providing neighborhood amenities/ convenience.

STRATEGY 5. Expand parks, greenspaces, and open spaces.

STRATEGY 7. Ensure that the existing public

infrastructure system is adequate to accommodate new development.

Redevelopment doesn’t always have to focus on new commercial, residential, mixed-use etc., but can also pertain to new park and greenspaces. Working with residents, the Town should continue to seek out additional green spaces, including informal or community driven sites, in the Northeast Community and explore opportunities to add these spaces to the open space, greenway, and parks network. Additional open spaces should be explored as part of new developments as well.



As growth occurs in and around the Northeast Community, it will be vital to ensure this new activity is properly served by adequate infrastructure. The Town should perform a thorough analysis of utility infrastructure systems within the study area - including broadband network coverage. The analysis should be used to update the list of needed improvements in the study area, which may be carried out through the Town’s Capital Improvements Plan or through coordination with utility agencies.

Mixed-use building at a prominent corner and/or gateway location

STRATEGY 6. Explore potential rezoning

actions and associated regulatory modifications to accommodate more non-residential uses within the Northeast Community. Many of the proposed redevelopment strategies mentioned herein likely involve modifications to the Town’s development code. The Town should utilize the Future Land Use Map recommendations featured at the end of this section to inform the location(s) of future non-residential uses. This may entail the rezoning of targeted parcels (e.g., DuBois Campus, parcels along Wait Avenue) to accommodate and encourage non-residential uses.

Small-scale corner store/cafe

Small-scale mixed-use (residential above commercial uses)

Chapter 2: Plan Recommendations

Northeast Community Plan



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