PLANWake Comprehensive Plan

residents give input at Holly Springs farmers market
A resident takes a survey about the future of Wake County

Wake County is growing rapidly, and PLANWake charts a course to guide growth over the next 10 years. In cooperation with the 13 municipalities in the county, PLANWake recommends an intentional growth framework and identifies areas of the county optimal for new development in the short term. PLANWake's vision is to create a county that is inclusive and equitable, healthy and active, and sustainable and vibrant. 

Development Framework Map

The plan was adopted by the Wake County Board of Commissioners on April 5, 2021. Below are the key documents created during the PLANWake process. This page will be updated as the county takes steps to implement the recommendations of PLANWake. 

What's Happening Now

1. The Lower Swift Creek Area Plan is currently being drafted. This plan is scheduled for adoption in the fall of 2022. To give feedback on this plan or just stay up-to-date, visit the Lower Swift Creek webpage.

2. The metrics identified in PLANWake are now available to be tracked via the new PLANWake Metrics Dashboard.

3. The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) revision process is underway and changes are being considered with input from key stakeholders. To give feedback on UDO revisions or just to stay up-to-date, visit the PLANWake UDO webpage.

4. Existing Wake County land use policies are undergoing review and analysis in anticipation of recommendations for changes that will advance the goals of PLANWake. Currently, this is an internal process review. Updates will be linked here when applicable. 

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