In an effort to achieve the highest possible level of citizen participation, the Town of Wake Forest has added a third Community Plan Visioning Workshop to its slate of virtual public meetings. In addition to workshops on Tuesday, April 13, and Saturday, April 17, from 10-11:30 a.m., the Town will offer a session on Thursday, April 22, from 6:30-8 p.m. Designed to provide residents, business owners and stakeholders the opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions on the future of land use and development in Wake Forest, the sessions will have the same format and content. Each will include a short presentation on existing conditions in Wake Forest; highlights of important issues and key opportunities to include in the Community Plan; and interactive participant polling via smartphone, computer, or tablet.
Anyone wishing to participate should register for the meeting of their choice at www.wakeforestnc.gov/planning/community-plan. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual workshop.
The Town of Wake Forest currently relies on the adopted Town of Wake Forest Community Plan and Growth Strategies Map as a policy-based comprehensive plan with an action agenda to achieve implementation. Adopted in 2009, the Community Plan contains the vision statements, policies and actions that have guided growth in Wake Forest for the last 10 years.
However, the time has come to update the plan. The Wake Forest Community Plan Update and Future Land Use Map will outline the community’s vision and guide development and investment in Wake Forest for the next 10-20 years. This two-year process will result in a set of policies that direct future growth and will lead to potential strategies to help effectively guide Town leaders in making substantive and thoughtful decision for the community.