Wake Forest Renaissance Plan - September 2017


2017 R ena i s s anc e P l an U pdat e | T own of W ak e F or e s t

6.3 Mobility Connections

6.3.1 Greenways

entertainment or shopping. For example, Charlotte is implementing a 26–mile trail crossing the county that will connect some 80 neighborhoods and provide a safe route to bike or walk to employment and daily needs. We will prioritize completing the Downtown Connector section of the planned greenway between NC 98 and Elm Avenue. With new townhomes being built at NC 98 and Franklin Street and between Franklin Street and Brooks Street, several hundred more residents will soon call the Renaissance Area home. An additional connection from Franklin Street to the planned greenway at mid-block between East Holding Avenue and Elm Avenue is needed. This will provide Deacon Ridge residents better access to downtown.

Greenways have long been known to be wonderful assets for communities. They offer residents opportunities to walk, bike and exercise — typically in a natural setting. Studies have shown real estate values increase in close proximity to greenways and increasingly, people consider trail systems as highly valued amenities when choosing where to live. Additionally, greenways are fast becoming viewed as important transportation infrastructure that provide ways for residents to bike or walk to work,

RESOURCE: Wake Forest Open Space and Greenways Plan updated in 2009 (wakeforestnc.gov)


renaissance area planned greenways

creeks parcels

topography open space floodplain

Potential greenway connection

Location of planned townhome development

S S Potential alignment for new greenway connection from Franklin Street to the planned Downtown Connector and Deacon Ridge Street

NC OneMap, NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, NC 911 Board

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