Wake Forest Renaissance Plan - September 2017


C hapter 10 D evelopment & R edevelopment O p portun i t i e s

10.2.3.B Heading West on Wait/Roosevelt Avenue During the winter months when the leaves have fallen from the trees, the view of town as you enter along Wait/Roosevelt Avenue is spectacular. The SEBTS steeple rises above the buildings at the northern edge of the historic core and is a memorable landmark at the top of the hill. The current development pattern along this stretch does not add to the captivating view beyond, as there are several vacant properties and the wide street of asphalt dominates the image. But, there are opportunities for infill development, redevelopment and adaptive reuse buildings here. New residents would have a short, pleasant walk from the north side of Wait/ Roosevelt Avenue to a number of new mixed-use buildings along this corridor and a few blocks further into the historic core. Development is envisioned to be mainly 2–3 stories and could consist of shops and restaurants on the ground floor with offices or residential uses above.

X X Existing Wait/Roosevelt Avenue looking west

S S Reimagined Wait/Roosevelt Avenue with new mixed-use development and pedestrian/bicycle-friendly streetscape

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