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

9.1.5 Front Street Improvements

The intersection of Roosevelt and Front Street is one of the most notable gateways into downtown. But, in its current condition, one would never know that downtown Wake Forest is nearby. There is existing signage pointing to downtown, but it is small and difficult to notice. A gateway of this prominence should have enhanced treatments that give a sense of arrival and mark the entrance to downtown in a significant way. Crosswalks should be installed with a decorative brick texture and we should consider enhancing the intersection with colorful art. Monument signage announcing the gateway to downtown can arch over Roosevelt Avenue and additional signage should be placed at the stairs leading up over the railroad tracks and into downtown. Colorful landscaping and stone retaining walls will further enhance this intersection and mimic the existing features on the property of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

RECOMMENDATION 9D: Transform the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and Front Street into a prominent gateway to downtown Wake Forest.

S S Existing nondescript gateway to downtown on Front Street in front of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

S S Proposed gateway enhancements at Front Street and Roosevelt Avenue making the intersection more attractive and pedestrian friendly

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