Here you can view maps that have been created by Wake County Planning such as county zoning maps, land use classification maps, general classification maps and area land use plans. Also, you can view many of the maps created by the staff in their research projects. You can view municipal zoning maps and other maps by visiting the GIS maps page.
You will need to have Adobe Reader to view the maps. Choose a link below to begin viewing the maps. Note: Some of the maps are large files.
Each zoning district or classification specifies permitted land uses and regulations controlling the intensity and design of development.
PLANWake Development Framework Map
The PLANWake Development Framework Map identifies the future land use and character vision for all of Wake County. The intention of the development framework is to support municipal annexation and growth within Transit Focus, Walkable Center, Community, and Community Reserve areas. Rural and Water Supply Watershed areas are not intended for municipal scale growth during the next decade or beyond.
Northeast Area Land Use Plan
Covers unincorporated areas between Wake Forest and Rolesville, southeast of Rolesville and the Little River Watershed. The full plan is available here.
Southwest Area Land Use Plan
Covers unincorporated areas southwest of Holly Springs and west of Apex, including Harris Nuclear Plant. The full plan is available here.
Southeast Area Land Use Plan
Covers unincorporated areas surrounding the towns of Zebulon and Wendell. The full plan is available here.
East Raleigh/Knightdale Land Use Plan
Covers unincorporated areas of East of Raleigh and Knightdale. The full plan is available here.
Fuquay Garner Land Use Plan
Covers unincorporated areas east of Fuquay Varina and south of Garner. The full plan is available here.
View Fuquay Garner Area Land Use Plan Maps
View Fuquay Garner Activity Center Maps
Land Use Classifications/Activity Centers
Land Use Classification shows the boundaries of the smaller regional areas where an area plan has been developed. Includes Activity Centers.
General Classifications maps define those areas intended and expected to be urbanized in the future. The boundaries of the watersheds and the future urban areas for the municipalities remain valid. The PLANWake Development Framework Map updates the timeline for when areas of the county are intended to become urbanized.
Permit Density Maps
Click on map to view full extent
These heat maps show the number of commercial and residential permits issued in Wake County in a calendar year. The maps do not depict density of development or number of units developed.
Here are various maps of interest produced by our office: