East Wake Residents Offered Chance to Shape Future Growth

Second Community Meeting on Lower Swift Creek Area Plan Takes Place Virtually Wednesday, Aug. 10

People who live, work or play in the Lower Swift Creek community –located in the eastern part of the county bordering Johnston County and southeast of the Town of Garner – are invited to a virtual meeting for an update on planning efforts in the area.

Since early 2022,Wake County planners have been working on the Lower Swift Creek Area Plan, which will guide decisions about the community’s “built environment” – the homes, buildings, streets, open spaces and infrastructure. The process has included opportunities for public input, including a virtual meeting in March, online surveys and one-on-one conversations with staff.

“Insight and feedback from the community are critical as we plan for the future, and I look forward to seeing where this process has taken us so far,” said Sig Hutchinson, chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners. “I encourage residents to continue to play an active role in shaping this area plan as we move forward.”  

The virtual public meeting takes place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Attendees will hear an update on the draft plan and have a chance to ask questions. Register here to receive a Zoom link. The meeting will also be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube.

This plan is one of six being developed or updated as part of the implementation of the county’s new comprehensive plan, PLANWake. Adopted in April 2021, PLANWake charts a course to guide growth over the next 10 years.

The remaining five plans, covering the Eastern Watershed, Falls Lake, Middle Creek, Neuse Basin and Western Wake areas, will go through the same process over the next two years. Updates will be posted at wakegov.com/areaplan.

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