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

1.4 Master Plan with Key Highlights


Connect the neighborhood to downtown We found opportunities to repair the disconnected and oversized blocks and create more connectivity between existing neighborhoods and downtown. Infill opportunities Roosevelt Avenue is a major road leading into downtown Wake Forest and should be a prime address for new housing and adaptive reuse of older commercial buildings. Close part of Wait Avenue and create a new block Wait Avenue between Brooks Street and Roosevelt Avenue is not useful or advantageous to the downtown street network. Closing it and creating a larger block will accommodate a cohesive redevelopment and contribute positively to downtown. Connect White Street to Town Hall using Owen Avenue as a festival street By transforming Owen to a curbless, shared street, we can connect White Street, the center of leisure and commercial activity, to Town Hall, the hub of civic energy. Connect Brooks Street & Holding Avenue amenities to White Street activity The cluster of senior and civic amenities at Brooks Street and East Holding Avenue is disconnected from the activity on White Street, but as the crow flies, it is only a 6–8 minute walk. As Brooks Street is planned to connect through from East Holding Avenue to Elm Avenue, the public streetscape and private development must create a highly walkable experience.





Net New Potential Buildout/Infill Calculations

expanded senior center & town hall + new community center

60,000 sf civic

461 housing units

16–24 room boutique hotel

85,000 sf retail

93,000 sf office

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