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Long Range Planning


The Town of Knightdale has contracted with City Explained, Inc. to update the Town's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is is the official adopted statement for future growth, development, and conservation in Knightdale. Head to the project page for more information, to earn about opportunities to participate, and to review the draft plan! 


Town Council unanimously adopted the Plan on March 20, 2024, the culmination of a 14-month process led by UNC-Greensboro's Center for Housing & Community Studies and Town staff. The plan was developed with input from key stakeholders, community partners, the general public, an ad hoc Housing Committee, Town Administration, and Elected Officials. In addition to focusing on affordable housing, this plan emphasizes the importance of inclusive and equitable growth. Upon adoption, the plan was incorporated into the KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Visit the project page for more information. 


Wake County has released the draft 2024-2025 Annual Action Plan to address housing and community development needs for low-income households in the county. The County will receive comments from the public and interested parties for a thirty (30) day period, from March 29, 2024 through April 29, 2024. Head to Wake County's website for more information and for instructions on how to submit comments.


Wake County is currently leading an update to the Wake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and will engage representatives of county and municipal departments, federal and state agencies, residents, and other stakeholders throughout the process. The purpose of the plan is to identify, assess, and mitigate hazard risk to better protect the people and property within Wake County from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards. Head to Wake County's website for additional project information and to read the current plan.  

River District Small Area Plan

The River District Small Area Plan provides guidelines and policy statements for future private development, as well as identifies opportunities for future public projects, such as improving walkability and connectivity by filling in greenway and sidewalk gaps. Town Council adopted the Plan on July 19, 2023. Visit the project page for more information!

Wake County Tree Canopy Assessment

In 2023, Wake County Government led a Land Cover Analysis and Tree Canopy Assessment for the entire county, including the 12 core municipalities. Town of Knightdale staff provided input throughout the study process and during development of the final report. The study identified potential opportunities for tree cover restoration, with a focus on equity for vulnerable communities. Check out Wake County's website for additional study details and findings, including Knightdale's final report