Wake Forest Renaissance Plan - September 2017


C h a p t e r 9 P u t P eop l e F i r s t

9.1.8 153 S. White Street

One great outcome of the recent Downtown Design Workshop was a concept to revitalize an historic building in the heart of downtown. 153 S. White Street is on the National Register of Historic Places, but it is vacant and the original storefront windows have been replaced. This building sits at the most vibrant intersection in downtown but is currently hindering the activity there. With a reasonable amount of investment, the storefront windows can be restored and the building can become a vibrant coffee shop, restaurant/pub, bakery or any number of active uses, adding to the atmosphere that we are striving for in downtown Wake Forest.

S S Existing historic building at 153 South White Street

RECOMMENDATION 9G: Encourage the revitalization of 153 South White Street through strategic renovations.

S S Site plan depicting visual prominence on White Street (Brad Burns, Gensler)

S S Section view of concept — from White Street (Brad Burns, Gensler)

S S The proposed concept to adaptively reuse the historic building includes outdoor seating, restoring storefront windows and installing a rooftop patio. (Brad Burns, Gensler)

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