Wake Forest Renaissance Plan - September 2017


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

10.2.4.C Infill on White Street White Street from Elm Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue is the historic heart of downtown Wake Forest. The buildings that front White Street on both sides from Roosevelt Avenue to The Cotton Company building fill the blocks with a consistent, attractive urban street edge (with the exception of a large public parking lot north of Jones Avenue on the west side of the street). Maintaining a consistent and attractive street edge is critical in the downtown core, especially in districts that offer retail and restaurant uses. Several studies have been completed that assert pedestrians are unlikely to walk past a vacant building or vacant lot to get to some active use further down the street. Thus, it is critical that infill development is encouraged on vacant lots in downtown, especially in this stretch of White Street.

RECOMMENDATION 10D: Encourage infill development on vacant and underutilized lots along White Street.

W W Existing underutilized building and vacant lot on White Street

S S Potential infill development and reimagined existing building on White Street looking north

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