Wake County Hazard Mitigation Plan - January 2020




Current and future land use in Wake County are predominantly regulated at the jurisdictional level. The Wake County Planning department provides public planning services to the unincorporated areas of Wake County. They plan for general land use classifications, water supply watersheds, and create small area land use plans. Figure 3.7 below shows these general classifications along with the areas planned for in more detail. Further information on land use planning in Wake County is available on the County’s website. The City of Raleigh is Wake County’s largest municipality and can be accessed by multiple major inters tates and federal highways. 34.4% of the City’s acreage, or 34,409 acres, was developed as residential single - family use as of 2016. Most existing retail and office space is located along major transportation corridors, and makes up just over 6 percent of the City’s total acreage. Figure 3.8, from the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, shows the existing land use in the City of Raleigh. The most updated plan for 2030 proposes 19 different future land-use categories, including five different mixed-use categories, many of which propose increased density and walkability. Section 5 of the City of Raleigh 2030 Comprehensive Plan lays out the City’s programs and initiatives that protect and enhance natural resources. These include policie s for flood reduction and preparedness as well as open space preservation. Figure 3.7 – Wake County Land Use

Source: Wake County Planning, Land Use & Zoning

Wake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019


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