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

10.2.4 Central Area | Historic Core 10.2.4.A Close a portion of Wait Avenue and Consolidate the Block

Wait Avenue between Brooks Street and Roosevelt Avenue is not very useful or advantageous to the downtown street network. Currently, there is very little traffic and it creates an awkward triangular parcel and intersection at Roosevelt Avenue. The closing of that portion of Wait Avenue would create a larger block that could accommodate a cohesive redevelopment and contribute in a positive way to downtown. 10.2.4.B Encourage Infill and Redevelopment along Owen Avenue Infill development will be encouraged on Owen Avenue to provide new residential and mixed-use development along its edges. Notably, the redevelopment of the Fidelity Bank property at the corner of Owen Avenue and White Street will be a catalytic project that would add vibrancy to a key intersection in the historic core. That property has also been identified as a potential location to accommodate a new sprayground public space (See Section 8.2) . Additionally, initial visioning and conceptual design work was done for this property during the AIA Downtown Design Workshop (See Section 10.1) .

RECOMMENDATION 10C: Close Wait Avenue between Brooks and Roosevelt to enhance the redevelopment potential of the area.


S S Central Area | Historic Core development and redevelopment opportunities

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