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“Picture 80 Acres” public meetings set to begin June 18

Town of Wake Forest News

The Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board is hosting a series of public meetings over two weeks in June to solicit public input concerning the best use of 80 acres of undeveloped Town property in the vicinity of Forestville Road and Foundation Drive.

“Picture 80 Acres” is the name given to the Town’s efforts to solicit community input as to the best use of this land for outdoor recreational activities. Coordinated by the Recreation Advisory Board, the initiative offers area residents a variety of opportunities, including five public meetings, to share their ideas.

The first public meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. The interactive session will include a brief presentation, followed by an open forum discussion where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share suggestions.

Subsequent sessions will also take place according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.; Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.

  • Thursday, June 21, 6:390 p.m.; Richland Creek Community Church, 3229 Burlington Mills Road

  • Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.; Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

  • Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.; Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road

Discussions at these meetings will cover a variety of topics centered on how to best achieve the appropriate balance between maintaining the property’s natural charm and adding desired amenities.

Area residents are also encouraged to share their comments online via “Engage Wake Forest” at http://wakeforest.mindmixer.com/picture-80-acres/

For more information about “Picture 80 Acres,” visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/picture-80-acres.aspx or contact Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Director Ruben Wall at 919-435-9561 or rwall@wakeforestnc.gov.

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