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

Street, Jones Avenue, and East Owen Avenue. Although the town’s Main Street is located to the west of the planning area, South White Street functions as the community’s specialty retail and business core. The Renaissance Plaza shopping center is located along South Brooks Street and contains a variety of popular entertainment and food-related businesses.

S S Renaissance Plaza Shopping Center

Civic Uses

A variety of town buildings are situated east of the Downtown Historic District between South Brooks Street and South Taylor Street, including the Town Hall, Police Department, and Public Facilities Department. Adjacent to the Town Hall complex lies H.L. Miller Park, a 1.3 acre park replete with picnic tables and benches. A greenway traverses the park, which is proposed to connect to the town’s greenway system along the Spring Branch creek in the future.

S S Wake Forest Town Hall

Character Areas

The center of the Renaissance Area lies between Elm Avenue and East Holding Avenue. A variety of uses are scattered throughout this location, including retail, commercial, multi-family, and light industrial. Additionally, there are several vacant properties located within the heart of the planning area. The area surrounding East Holding Avenue in the southern portion of the Renaissance Area contains a variety of institutional uses, such as the Post Office, the Wake County– Wake Forest Branch Library, the Northern Wake Senior Center, and an assisted living center. The Heath Ridge Village subdivision and a small office park are located at the southern-most portion of South White Street. The Franklin Academy Charter School also occupies two buildings along South Franklin

S S H.L. Miller Park

S S South White Street light industrial

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