Wake Forest Renaissance Plan - September 2017


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

X X Existing Elm Avenue

(Brooks Street to White Street)

S S Vision for the future of Elm Avenue at Renaissance Plaza, looking west at White/Elm intersection

10.2.5.D Elm & White Infill The various parcels around Elm Avenue and White Street represent what was once a suburbanization of the downtown core. Elm, constructed with enough asphalt to accommodate a five lane suburban collector is surrounded by auto-oriented uses. And yet, this area represents the greatest opportunity to create a truly walkable, urban neighborhood with a variety of housing choices and at a density that makes it supportive of a thriving downtown. Located at the bottom of the hill from the historic core, this area can visually accommodate 4-story, mixed-use buildings without towering over the existing structures of noted character up the hill on White Street. With a vibrant commercial and access to a number of key civic amenities including the library, schools, and the senior center, all within walking distance, if there is to be any density anywhere in Wake Forest, this area is best suited to gracefully accept it.

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